[Novalug] Power supply upgrade
rich.goodwin at cox.net
Mon Jul 14 21:31:54 EDT 2008
I bought am inexpensive HP from Office Depot. My intent is to run
Second Life on it under Linux. I bought an nVidia 8600 GTS video card
which requires extra power. Since original power supply is 250w and
won't support the video card.
So I bought a 530w power supply from Microcenter. I connected the ATX
power (20 pin) and CPU fan just as the original PSU. I then connected
the hard and DVD drives. I have not yet installed the video card.
The system booted with the 250w PSU. It will not boot with the 530w! I
don't get a POST beep or any video. CPU fan spins. DVD drive works.
Hard drive light appears to be lit. But the system doesn't boot!!
For thos interested - the system docs are at
GPG/PGP Key Id: 1B257AEC from pgp.mit.edu
Remember, all Windows machines are, by definition, fault tolerant.
They run Windows don't they!!
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