I wonder if someone can help me. I tried to turn on my PC yesterday evening and it would not respond at all. After checking all of the cables, I left it in frustration. After returning 30 minutes later, strangely I found the PC to be on!
Anyway, I was then using the PC for an hour or so when suddenly it switched off (like someone pulled the plug out).
I tried turning the PC on, when again it would not start. Then after about 10 mins it magically started again on its own. Anyway, after about 10 mins or it switched off again. I didn’t bother turning it back on again.
Does anyone know what the issue could be? When it did boot up, the PC worked fine. I’m thinking it maybe a fan/psu issue?
I’m a big fan of Thermaltake. I purchased the Thermaltake Purepower 500W. Model W0100RU.
The psu was about $70 at Fry’s Electronics, but I’m sure that you could find a better deal online. I couldn’t wait for shipping and handling to find out if it was the power supply or motherboard that was causing the issue.
These should work just fine for a 4 year old computer, just make sure that you do not have a 24 pin connection if your are going to purchase the cheaper one.