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  1. #1 Computer crashes (Power supply?) 
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    I was just wondering if the following voltage readings look like enough of a problem to cause a computer to crash randomly?



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    I just changed out the power supply with the same make and model. Just some generic 350 watt supply. In any case my situation did change.



    System is stable so far, we'll see.


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    Ok, well I broke down and picked up an Enermax 420 watt PS. The graph is now pretty much flat under the same conditions. The system so far is very stable. I didn't trust the other power supply seeing as how it was the same make and model as the one that was giving me problems.

    The bottom line, don't buy cheap power supplies. If you get one with your case make sure it's a good supply such as an Antec. The generic power supplies are for crap.

    Also don't assume that because it's a higher rated supply wattage wise it's going to be better then a good brand name of a lower wattage, it's just not the case most of the time. You get what you pay for, if you getting a lot for very little, chances are your getting crap.
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