Computer having troubles starting up and shutting down.

nmsuk

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
A machine power cyling like that could be memory related, but could also be the board. If the memory is in 2 sticks, try one at a time.
 
No I have not.
For the first time, I took it to a PC repair shop. At the very least they are doing a free diagnostic on the hardware.
I’ll let you know what becomes of it.
 
Thank you. Would be of interest what they find.
They claimed it was a bad power supply, I knew it was either that or the motherboard.
They said the cheapest replacement that could find was 130$, plus a 99$ service fee.
I went to Best Buy and got a 40$ one and installed it myself. I’ll let you know if it works or not once I get home with it.
 

nmsuk

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
Hoefully that fixes it for you, out of interest what PSU did you end up getting?
 
Hoefully that fixes it for you, out of interest what PSU did you end up getting?
I wanted to get th EVGA 450w, but Best Buy was out. Don’t freak out, but I got an Insignia 450w.
I know that their brand isn’t the best, but it was like 50$, I didn’t want to wait like a week to get a new one in the mail.
 

nmsuk

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
I think I'd have waited and I shall try to not freak out.

Is it at least 80 gold certified?
 
It’s 80%+ efficiency. I didn’t see any certification on it.

Please give me grace, I’m just a poor college student that likes light gaming.
 
Last edited:

nmsuk

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
Hey no judging from me. Well maybe a little. But hey if it works then great.

We've all been there when a psu has gone and have to get a cheaper one.
 
Top