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May 25, 2011 7:37:05 PM

I have a Acer AspireM310.
Over the last three years i have added 2 extra HDD, 1 DVD writer and 2GB Ram

Recently I have been having a couple of problems.

Firstly the computer switch off a couple of times and then today my third hard drives kept on disappearing as if not tuned on. I have removed the power supply from my second hard drive and now my third drive is running fine.

Now i am not sure if it is that i do not have enough wattage. Newegg calculated that I need 370 W but extreme.outervision.com said that i only needed 210 but 260 would be recommended. My current Power Supply is 250 W.

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
CPU
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400
Brisbane 65nm Technology
RAM
4.0GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 327MHz (5-5-5-15)
Motherboard
Acer F690GVM (Socket AM2 )
Graphics
ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO (Sapphire/PCPartner)
Hard Drives
320 GB Seagate ST3320820AS ATA Device (SATA)
1 TB SAMSUNG SAMSUNG HD103UJ ATA Device (SATA)
2TB Western Digital WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB0 ATA Device (SATA)
Optical Drives
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223C ATA Device
ATAPI DVD W DH16W1P ATA Device
Power Supply
Industry Standard 250 Watt

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May 25, 2011 9:24:07 PM

I would just buy a cheap 430 watt psu off newegg like the corsair 430watt builder 29.99 after mail in rebate. I am not a fan of stock psu there meant to run what is in there when you buy it and that is about it. along with 3 years the capacators will age resulting in less then 250 watt of power being output.
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May 25, 2011 10:13:50 PM

Yeah, PSU sounds like the problem. sHe's right ^
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a b ) Power supply
May 25, 2011 10:18:42 PM

kajabla said:
Yeah, PSU sounds like the problem. sHe's right ^

she????
No it is a HE.
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a b ) Power supply
May 26, 2011 3:01:45 AM

I'm with Cia too, if you're taking your first steps into the performance computing world grab the Corsair unit. The V2 fixed all the problems with he original, *so I hear.*
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May 26, 2011 4:40:09 AM

cia24 said:
I would just buy a cheap 430 watt psu off newegg like the corsair 430watt builder 29.99 after mail in rebate. I am not a fan of stock psu there meant to run what is in there when you buy it and that is about it. along with 3 years the capacators will age resulting in less then 250 watt of power being output.


Thank you for your help. How come do you recommend 430 watt and not 370 watt like the newwegg calculator.

When looking for a replacement what should i look out for. I have attached a image of my motherboard. Do you know how a be quiet! Pure Power L7-430W compares to the corsair?



Thank you for any help.
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May 27, 2011 5:10:36 AM

Best answer selected by grappler.
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a b ) Power supply
May 28, 2011 2:44:52 AM

I wouldn't waste my money on a 370-watt psu 430-watt is the lowest corsair makes.
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