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  #2423079 18-Feb-2020 11:18
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1024kb: With drives ranging from 900GB SSD to 300GB SATA, you have hardware from across the ages. If your PSU is original and/or the same age as the 300GB SATA then it’s highly likely to be causing your problem. PSU’s at that age weren’t expecting RX580 cards & 4 hard drives. Well, maybe the 4 HDD.

It looks like you’ve had a long-term upgrade policy with this PC, you’ve probably added more/bigger HDD, the video card & more RAM over time. At this age, you’ve had your money’s worth from the PSU, it’s time to upgrade that component now.


with something that old, it could be any one of the 5 billion transistors in the box. i would agree that it's time to get a new rig, or start looking at getting a new rig.

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.

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  #2423181 18-Feb-2020 14:27
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Batman: Wow that was random. How did you figure that out!


It was a matter of trial and error.


Once I had replaced the power supply, I knew that was fine, so I started to experiment with what I could disconnect.


Started with unplugging all external USB etc. Then disabled onboard video.


The NIC wasn't even really on my list, but it had a cable plugged into it, so I figured, why not give it a try.


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  #2423838 19-Feb-2020 11:22
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Another thing to check is broken USB ports , both on the mb & the case . They can break & short out
Then disconnect ALL case cables , USB , power botton, sound , reset button. Its a long shot but power on & reset switches can go bad . Start it with a paperclip/screwdriver across
the power button connector on the mb.





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