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Power Supply problem

Hello guys.

I just got and old P4 PC with a small problem. The PC has a X800 AIW graphics card in it and when I try to start it beeps along (with short beeps). When I remove the card and use the onboard GPU the PC starts just fine. The PC has a 300W PSU and I was wondering could it be that there is not enought power to start the PC.
It has a Phoenix BIOS. And also I did connect the auxiliary power connector.

Any Help is appreciated.
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    The specs state that a 300 watt PSU is required however if you have other hardware that also requires power, they state that 350 watt would be better. Other hardware would be things like a sound card, card reader, more than 2 hard drives etc..
    http://www.ati.com/products/radeonx800/aiwx800xt/specs.html

    It could be that the video card is actually faulty.

    You can try to disconnect some of your devices like the cd/dvd drive or the floppy drive then boot up. Less devices connected, more power to the video card.
  2. TenPc said:
    The specs state that a 300 watt PSU is required however if you have other hardware that also requires power, they state that 350 watt would be better. Other hardware would be things like a sound card, card reader, more than 2 hard drives etc..
    http://www.ati.com/products/radeonx800/aiwx800xt/specs.html

    It could be that the video card is actually faulty.

    You can try to disconnect some of your devices like the cd/dvd drive or the floppy drive then boot up. Less devices connected, more power to the video card.



    It was the PSU. I replaced it with a 400W from an HP desktop and it booted without a problem. Anyway thanks for the help :)
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