PSU Problems

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  1. giganick

    giganick Frikkin COmputer~!

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    Recently with an update for Itunes, when I go to eject my ipod Itunes crashes, and I cant do anything with it, I have to just turn my computer off and unplug my ipod. I have wondered for a while if my power supply has not been working right though. I have 4 hard drives, an athlon XP 2400 processor, a swapable tray for an extra hard drive, 1 DVD burner, and 1 cd burner, and a GeForce 5600 graphics card. Would a faulty power supply cause my machine to run slower, just not so good in general? Any help is greatly appreciated!
     
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  2. Teme

    Teme Super Moderator

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    Faulty PSU would usually cause freezes and crashes with data loss. So I recommend you to defrag your hdd's.

    btw. what psu you got and how old it is?
     
  3. tcman

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    Your pc crashed after a new Itunes update, then maybe the update is the cause of crashes. Try to uninstall the Itunes software and reinstall the software, see if it still crashes.

    In case of a bad psu (a good psu would just shut itself down, but most generic ones won't), try to back up your most important data on a external harddrive or DVD-recordables etc.


    Good luck!
     
  4. giganick

    giganick Frikkin COmputer~!

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    My PSU is a 400 watt psu, and it is about 4 years old now, I have tried to uninstall the software and reinstall it, and it doesnt run any better. Im thinking about just buying a new 500 watt power suply unit....also all my stuff has been backed up...maybe it is just time to build a new computer or get a mac...
     
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    Both a new PSU and a new upgrade are not bad ideas, giganick.
     

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