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PSU problem?

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February 22, 2013 5:01:37 AM

Just put the finishing touches on my new PC, and having a vague boot problem. Upon turning the computer on, all the lights and fans start working and the monitor goes to the ASRock boot screen, then it shuts down. Sometimes it doesn't turn back on unless I disconnect the PSU, other times it starts and shuts down repeatedly. At one point, it started up correctly and I installed the OS successfully. About 20 minutes later, same thing starts happening again.

Now this is a common problem that can be caused by many things, I know. So far I do believe it is caused by my PSU being too weak.

Specs are as follows:
ASRock b75 pro3-m mobo
intel i3-2100 3.1ghz cpu
asus geforce gt640 2gb gpu
2x corsair vengeance 4gb 1600 ddr3
apevia x-qpack micro atx case

My PSU just came with the case, it's a 420W.

So, my question is; is a 420W power supply too weak for the specs I have? And is it a safe assumption that that is what is causing by boot issue?

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February 22, 2013 5:20:53 AM

To update, I removed the gt640 GPU and the same thing happens. Does this omit the PSU as the cause of the problem?
February 22, 2013 6:37:31 AM

check your hard disk on any other pc, seems like its faulty
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February 22, 2013 7:24:22 AM

make sure your mb bios has the newest code on it to rule out memory or a bios bug. a lot of time there new cpu code.
February 22, 2013 12:50:05 PM

Thanks for the answers, dudes. Got some more clues that are leading me to believe my power switch is stuck or shorted. When the computer does work and boots properly, it doesn't just shut off again completely. It will ask my to close tasks as is if I had pressed the power button. Is this a clue? Does this mean my problem is the switch?
February 24, 2013 4:36:43 AM

just remove the power switch and restart switch wires from mobo by seeing which ones , from mobo manual and then manually touch the both pins on mobo with any metal(screwdriver knife) that will start the pc