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08-12-2000, 02:19 PM
I just added a Maxtor 40gig 7200rpm drive to my computer and it keeps restarting without warning. I thought it might be a heat problem but the cpu runs cool to the touch (but both the 40gig and my 18gig IBM get very hot). The only other thing i think it could be is a lack of power. Also half of the time when i try to turn it on it turns on but it doesn't boot up, no picture although the computer does turn on. Recently it has also had problems turning off, when i shut down instead of turning off it restarts. What do you think? Thanks
Pentium II 300mhz (66mhz * 4.5) @ 450mhz (100mhz * 4.5)
128 megs PC100
3dfx Voodoo3 3500TV
SoundBlaster Live MP3+
Linksys Network Card
IBM 18gig 7200rpm (as C: )
Maxtor 40gig 7200rpm (as D: )
TDK 8*4*32 CD-Writer (as E: )
32x cd reader (as F: )
[This message has been edited by hapoo (edited 08-12-2000).]
If you take out that Maxtor hard drive does this problem go away hapoo? You never had this problem before? This definitely sounds like a power supply problem. I would take a look at getting a bigger power supply. I now recommend and use 300 watt or bigger power supplies.
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08-12-2000, 04:54 PM
I don't think the ps is the problem, but then again it could be craped up. I have a 250W ps with this running off it:
<LI>384 MB ram
<LI>maxtor 8.4 GB
<LI>pioneer dvd 303s
<LI>ide zip drive
All this plus both usb ports are taken up. No problems with short power. Hell I probably could get away with a 200watter. You're problem could be the harddrives heating up. Also your ram could be bad now. Give us a little more detail hapoo.
[This message has been edited by spigidygak (edited 08-12-2000).]
08-12-2000, 06:15 PM
hmm, what other information could i give you??
hardware wise what i told you above is all i know about the computer. i'm really not sure brand the memory and the PS is.
08-13-2000, 12:21 AM
Hapoo, did you see if the problem still happens without the new drive? If so, then it is most likely a ps problem.
08-13-2000, 12:52 AM
yup, pretty much sounds like a ps problem....can't think of anything else
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