tuxebi at gmx.de
Wed Dec 3 09:52:47 UTC 2008
Ignazio Palmisano wrote:
> Steven Vollom wrote:
>> Dear Eberhard,
>> Do you think a 400 W power supply would be powerful enough to boot a
>> quad core to BIOS, if I didn't have any additional video card energy
sure. 400 W is plenty for this, even with (single) video, you will not
run into trouble. Let's assume your quadcore will draw 140W Max from
your PSU and a decent lowend video card (which you do not have!) will
burn another 140W, 400 will be
okay, since when the manaufacturer announced 400, there may be 300 in
However for actually running the system, you might consider to use a
I would like to see if possibly my problem with the new computer
>> is a power supply failure. ASUS is pretty sure that the problem falls
>> with them or the power supply. They are willing to return for credit,
>> refund or replacement, but I would hate to return it and find it OK and
>> the power supply the problem. I just don't have access to an 800W or
>> larger PS.
You will not need this for testing purposes. Use any power supply that
you have. I would suggest that you start with a "known working" power
supply to differentiate causes for problems.
Do I need the DVD and HDD installed to boot to BIOS?
On another note DVD, HDD and the like do not draw any reasonable power
that is worth to be discussed. Simply forget about their power consumption.
>> are SATA, and the 400W PS doesn't have SATA connections.
This does not matter for boot up to Bios. That can be done without any
DVD/hdd at all.
If for some reason you want to connect SATA for testing, there are
>> doesn't have the processor power supply plug either.
I assume you are referring to the (nearly) square connector...
It should have one. Have a look. If there is none, the PSU might be to
old to be used for your testing purposes.
Thanks for the
>> info on the router. I think that will be my protection. I remember I
>> had a concern about when I am sharing data with the torrent system, do I
>> open vulnerability and/or am I able to send out data when I have the
Try and find out. Over here that works, although I just use torrent for
Linux DVD /openoffice.... downloads, so I cannot comment on different
contents or torrents.
Kind regards and good luck with your ASUS board.
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