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viking

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ok lets start from the beging i was playing unreal tournament computer got pretty slow so i shut down the computer after that the computer didn't want to boot back up i got nothing but a black screen and i could hear the power supply making a high pitch noise so i took out the power supply tried it in second computer i get the same black screen put another power supply in a 250watt ,computeer boots get through the high point crap then it frezzes. i can get into the high point bios and the bios , just before i get to the dual boot option it frezzes i never get to see the option where it ask me when winme or win2000 it stops right before that did i fry my board when power supply went bad or do i just need 300watt power supply to boot this system oh BTW i disconted power from everything but hard drives and cpu fans and It Did the samething useing the 250 watt power supply any ideas
thanks
viking


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Hoot

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A lot of times (read not always), when you hear a switching supply emit a high pitched squeal, there is a short on one of the output voltages. You may have a component (Mobo, HDD, Fan, whatever) that has gone into a short circuit state. It does not always happen right at power up. The offending component may have to warm up a few seconds.minutes and then it shorts out. Trying a different power supply would yield the same end-result, maybe sooner or maybe later. With your setup, I think it is safe to say that a 300W or more PSU is in order. Your original PSU may have simply "gave up the ghost" and the replacement one you tried, does not have enough "starch" to ever work right. Borrow or purchase a new PSU. That is MHO.

Hoot