A power supply is an electronic device that supplies electric power to another device, such as a computer, monitor or printer. This is achieved by converting wall power (or mains power) to a lower voltage, and in most cases also from AC to DC. Most power supplies also provide protection from ...

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Does this psu have enough power for this graphics card?

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139049 GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125491 While looking over for the specs for the PSU, I noticed it ...
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Disconnection laptop/notebook power supply

I need to alter some settings in my BIOS and the process requires me to switch off my computer and disconnect my power source. ...
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12 volt motherboard power connector

I'm having an issue using a motherboard I bought recently and a pre-existing power supply. I'm using a Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 3 Intel Z97 (Socket 1150) DDR3 ATX Motherboard and a Corsair GS 600 as my ...
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Troubleshooting PC power-on irregularity, narrowed down to ASUS VRM Spread Spectrum, why?

There are many resources online regarding the issue when the PC shutsdown a few seconds after pressing the power button. I have a variation of the problem which is reproducible under certain ...
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Computer shuts down after a few minutes

So I spent all day yesterday trying to figure out what was wrong with my computer. The specs look something like this (before replacing the board): Z77 MSI M Power Samsung 840 Evo SSD 16gb Ram (2 ...
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External Hard Drive To Android Tablet and Power Supply

Is it possible via USB Y cable or any other means to connect a Samsung 10.1 30 pin to an external hard drive and at the same time, an external power supply to the Hard Drive. I have concluded getting ...
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6-to-4 pin power adapter · Red wire connected on black wire?

I just bought an nVidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti, which requires a 6 pin power connector, which my PSU doesn't have. However, it came with a 6-to-4 pin adapter. But when I connected the 4 pin connectors, ...
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Getting constant APPCRASH on Kernelbase.dll

Specs: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard AMD FX-6350 Vishera 6-Core 3.9GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Desktop Processor FD6350FRHKBOX G.SKILL Sniper Series ...
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CPU, GPU fans spinning at full speed after shutdown

My computer has been running fine for 4 years, but yesterday it starts to exhibit odd behavior: After I shut down the computer, the CPU and GPU fans start spinning at full speed (everything else ...
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LED Case Lighting Installation

I just purchased the following LED Kit to use in my Corsair 760T case. What should I purchase in addition with what's included to have these LEDs work inside my case using a 1300W G2 PSU? The bundle ...
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SMPS with long connector cable

Hi I have a Cooler Master Elite 371 case which has a PSU on its bottom. Recently, I have purchased a MidRange GPU due to that SMPS connector for CPU (4-pin) and ATX 12V Power connector became short to ...
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How to optimize battery lifespan of Lenovo Z510?

I just bought a Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 laptop, and before I boot it for the first time, I want to make sure to know the exact proper care to ensure the best optimization of the battery's (4 cell 48 ...
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Attaching SCSI drive through USB

I have a number of wide, 68-pin SCSI drives for which I need to copy the data off. I have tried to use a wide-to-narrow SCSI adapter (68-pin to 50-pin) coupled with an Adaptec SCSI-to-USB adapter ...
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my laptop is not charging when switched on

I have an satellite l735-11f laptop and i have been facing a problem where the laptop battery does not charge even when power cable is plugged in. I have noticed though that i am able to charge my ...
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PSU making noises coinciding with bad gpu?

I recently experienced some strange behavior from my system and I wanted to get your opinions on what it could be. First off, dem specs: ASUS P5Q Pro Mobo PC Power and Cooling S75QB 750W Intel Core ...
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Using differently rated adapter for router?

So a lightning strike seems to have blown my router adapter which had a 12v DC 2 amp output adapter. I am currently (no pun intended) using a spare adapter with 12v DC 1.2 amp output. This works ...
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PC Reboot When Stressed

My father bought a new rig last week. It's a HP Envy Phoenix with: GEFORCE GTX 780 3072MB (Think it had GTX 760 stock) Intel i7 4770 3.4 GHz 16GB of RAM ... When under heavy load the computer ...
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Spare laptop power adapter input amps differ from OEM. Does it matter?

I purchased a spare power adapter for my ASUS Q500A laptop. When I received it, I checked the specs and found that they differ than the OEM adapter. The OEM input is 100-240V 50-60Hz 2.0A. The ...
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Battery reports it's fine, but notebook won't boot /wo AC plugged in

I am running Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5-581TG. I opened it up to clean (as I've done twice before), assembled it back and now observe weird behaviour: the laptop won't react to the power button ...
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Dangers of using external power source with internal hard drive

Is it okay to connect a internal hard drive (IDE/SATA/SCSI) to an internal controller (e.g. on-board the motherboard) and supply the power via another power supply or an external unit like the one ...
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All indicators start blinking when I plug in my Lenovo laptop

I have a Lenovo S400. Recently, this weird behavior started. When I plug it in, all the indicators, power LED, charging LED (blinks red) and power button start blinking together. It seems like a ...
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Gaming blew fuse and causes funny smell: how to overcome?

I've been gaming for a while now. When playing certain games this PC goes into overdrive. The fan starts to sound like a jet engine it get so busy. Also I have smelt a smell which smells like glue and ...
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Linux: disbale USB without disabling power

TLDR I want toggle between the following usages of a usb-port via the terminal: use like a normal usb-port only supply energy to charge Story I recently got me something like a magna doodle ...
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Computer does not boot, often

I've ran into a issue with my computer that it does no longer reach POST, but simply powers on for a fraction of a second and powers off. But this is not always, some times it boots just normally and ...
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PC crashes randomly after BIOS-Reset

my PC crashes randomly since 3 weeks - just turns off, no shutdown. no warnings, no errors BlueScreenView doesn't show anything (0 errors) no sound-warning Event-ID: 6008 System was shut down ...
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Are SATA cables interchangeable?

I just bought a new Seasonic Power Supply Unit. It didn't come with enough SATA cables for my current setup, but I have some cables from previous power supplies (also Seasonics) that I've purchased. ...
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Connecting mother board, power supply, and tower

I am working on putting together a desktop for the first time and and ran into a problem, I am not sure how to connect the fans that came in my tower, my power supply, and connect them all to the ...
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Toshiba Satellite C850 boot loop

I've got a Toshiba laptop acting strange on me. Any thoughts appreciated. C850-11C PSCC2E AMD E1-1200 APU Windows 8 UEFI Problem: Laptop cant restart. If i shut down the OS or restart, or it ...
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Laptop only turning on when pressure is applied

I'm trying to help a friend fix their Toshiba Satellite A665 because its been shutting itself off at random times until it got so bad that it doesn't make it past the BIOS screen before shutting off ...
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Part Number for Motherboard ATX 24 Pin Male Header

The 24 pin ATX connector (male, housing) on my motherboard has been melted to the 24 pin connector from the PSU. I will be replacing the motherboard's 24 pin ATX connector myself, but am not able to ...
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Repair/Replace the Graphic Card's fan

Yesterday, I was cleaning my PC and after that, I tried to boot my pc and itself automatically after sometime. I checked all the fans and notice that my Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS Graphic card fan is ...
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Preventing the power supply (PSU) from blowing the motherboard or vice versa

Problems with power supply and motherboard compatibility appear to be common. My power supply/motherboard nightmare Power Supply Too Big? Can a +5VSB supply rail value of 5.4V prevent a PC from ...
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My PSU 2x2 12v connector is reversed! Why?

The 4 pin processor core voltage connector on my PSU unit won't fit into the 4 pin socket on my motherboard! The pattern of rounded and square pins on the connector is the reverse of the pattern on ...
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Plug power adapter into 19V laptop [duplicate]

I know questions similar to these have been asked many times before. However, I could not deduce the answer to this question, because they only did tell me what I should do, but not why I should do ...
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HP DL380g6 server with graphic card powered by external psu

I have an old HP dl380 g6 server and I need to use it for renderings but I have one problem, some of servers don't have 6/8 pin power outs for graphic cards, mine don't have it too. With that in mind ...
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Is power outage dangerous in BIOS?

I recently had problems with my adapter for my laptop, and I think there is a problem with the connector. But to know that, I have no other solution but to test if my computer is powered or not. Since ...
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What can cause my PC's voltages to be off?

I have recently started experiencing very strange issues on my self-built PC system. Although the system is still very speedy, it's very fluctuating now. This is most notable when using graphically ...
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Why is UPS technology unreliable? [closed]

Following the UPS issue at SO today I recall my experiences with UPS (uninteruptable power supply) systems in the work place. Typically we would arrive at work in the morning and find all systems ...
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Speaker noise for basic computer functions?

I get a static sounding noise(not real static) from the speakers whenever I use the scroll bar in Ubuntu. Should I be looking at the operating system, the motherboard or the PSU? Any help would be ...
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Is there any limit on how many SATA power connectors i can extend

I am running out of SATA power connector from my PS unit. I have ordered One SATA to 2 SATA extender connector from ebay I want to know that how many max i can join them in series. Can i make 4 ...
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Hard drive not found after blue-screen

I met a blue-screen and then a problem saying "Hard drive not found" when I was re-booting my system. But when I plug the power cable of the hard drive and re-insert it, the system can be successfully ...
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Upgraded Computer, Now It Turns Off Randomly/Won't Turn On

I have recently upgraded my computer and now it turns off at random times. Sometimes, I'll be on all day and there will be no problem. Sometimes it'll be a couple hours and it'll shut off. And ...
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PSU with g3220 and 750TI

I'm trying to find out what psu wattage I need for a build with a pentium g3220 and a GFX750 TI, next to this one ssd will be used. If possible I would like to use a 350W psu I already have lying ...
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How to draw 12W DC output from PC motherboard/PSU/USB?

I recently bought a Dell AX510 Soundbar speaker that fits snugly under my monitor. However, my monitor, Dell IN2030M is a budget model, and while it does have the plastic grooves to fit the ...
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Acer Monitor - No Response to Power Supply?

Model No is S231HL, for reference. As I was packing to leave my dorm, I unplugged it for the first time in a long time. It was working just a few minutes before this. I then realized I wasn't sure ...
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My PC restarts randomly

I bought a desktop 1 year ago. I used it and it worked very fine. After 6 months it suddenly shut down without blue screen and was responding to restarts. yet it is not solved but I tried a lot to ...
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Windows not detecting any audio device

Yesterday there was heavy rain and lightning where I live.. due to that there was a short in power supply. I lost my 500gb harddisk and all the data in it. Today I bought a new hard disk and ...
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Laptop electrical protection overseas

I will be carrying my laptop on holiday overseas to India soon. The place I will be living at may not have earthing in all of their power sockets. Is this something I should be worried about? Should I ...
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ATX PSU: Pin 9 reads a lower voltage when plugged into motherboard

I'm pretty confident that the PSU is bad in this computer, but I want to understand what my multimeter is telling me. With the PSU plugged into the wall only, the multimeter says that pin 9 is a ...
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Game drops to 0 FPS and CPU Usage drops to 0%

So for about 2 weeks now I've experienced a problem while gaming. My frame rate would drop to 0 and my computer's CPU Usage would drop to 0% at the same time. This would stay this low for up to 30 ...