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April 22, 2009 10:59:40 AM

I'm fairly new to building systems (also to this forum!). I've replaced many parts in my own pc and i have a fair understand as to how to build a computer. This time i decided to gut the whole computer and just leave the power source and the case. I put the parts together and the computer booted just fine, however when i went to install XP sp2 home (I think it was home edit.) the system boots the CD, goes through windows setup unpacking the installation files, then it goes to launch the install for XP and crashes, restarting the computer. my question is this: could this be a result of a low watt power source? btw i have tried installing XP on many different IDE drives and a brand new SATA drive, so the hard drives aren't the problem

Here's the specs:
Core 2 Duo e8400
2x2gb Kingston DDR2 @ 800
HD4670 1gb gfx card
LG super multi drive (fairly new one)
Gigabyte s-series EP31-DS3L motherboard
"super silent EZ cool" 500w psu

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April 22, 2009 11:27:48 AM

No, ATI recommends 400W for the HD 4670 & 500W for Crossfire. Yours is enough.

Go to bios, load failsafe default, save & exit, boot up xp disk.
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April 22, 2009 11:29:38 AM

Yes, a PSU could do that. I tried to google the PSU to find out the specs. Failed. It looks like junk.
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April 22, 2009 11:38:00 AM

n3f0ur said:
No, ATI recommends 400W for the HD 4670 & 500W for Crossfire. Yours is enough.

Go to bios, load failsafe default, save & exit, boot up xp disk.


tried that, failed. thanks though, didnt think about that
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April 22, 2009 11:41:42 AM

jsc said:
Yes, a PSU could do that. I tried to google the PSU to find out the specs. Failed. It looks like junk.


yeah its pretty old, 5 years i think. It seemed as though it was the problem, but I wasnt too sure
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