[TriLUG] Flaking PSU?

Carl Crider c.crider at gmail.com
Mon Jun 19 17:33:48 EDT 2006

 May also be a heat issue. Have you tried removing and re-applying thermal
paste to the CPU?
Although, the randomness of this would have me testing the PSU as well.

On 6/19/06, Brian Henning <brian at strutmasters.com> wrote:
> Hi Gang,
>    I suspect this is a flaky PSU problem, but I thought I'd drop it on
> the list to see if anyone else has other insight:
> Just built a brand-spankin'-new server in one of those handsome (and
> quite well-built) I-Star 4U rack cases.  Came with a 350W PSU.  In it, I
> have:
> A PC-Chips Socket-A motherboard (*cringe*, I know..  wanted Socket A)
> A Duron 1.8 CPU
> 512 MB PC3200 RAM (started out at 1024MB, but one stick went bad after a
> week...Kingston ValueRAM, which I thought was good stuff...)
> A $20 AGP video card
> A TDM400P with one FXO and one FXS module.
> Doesn't seem like that should be a big power-hungry monster right there.
>   But the strangest (and highly irritating) thing happens:  Apparently
> at random, the machine powers off with a *click*, and refuses to come
> back on until after I've turned off the PSU's main switch (essentially
> pulling the plug), waited 10 or 20 seconds or so, and turned it back on
> (at which point the BIOS power-loss setting makes the machine turn on
> immediately).
> I'm going to swap out a known-good PSU tomorrow, but in the mean time, I
> thought I'd check to see if anyone might pipe up and say "Oh, I know
> what causes that, and it's actually not a bad PSU...".
> At any rate, my high esteem for NewEgg is gradually slipping...
> Cheers,
> ~Brian
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