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July 20th 2024 - 03:04
May 26th, 2006
May 26th, 2006

Crash and Burn - Mercury goes bust - again...

The current suspect...
The current suspect...
The saga continues... several months Back I keep all appraised during my little adventure upgrading my main system after a video card died and took out the motherboard... My luck, it seems, has not improved.

Ever since I set up the new machine I noticed random complete system crashes - reboots at random with no appearent cause. After extensive testing the only thing I could think of was the memory (the only component left from the old system) so I shelled out the bucks for a memoery upgrade (taking the total to 4Gb - might as well...)

I powered down the machine yesterday, swapped out the DIMMS but when I pushed the power button - nothing :( I had noticed a whine coming from the power supply before I powered down but I went through all the tests. Power LED on the motherboard was on, swapped Back out the the old modules, removed everything, tried a different switch for the power - nothing (no fan activity nor power showing on the molex connectors) So, after extensive testing, the only thing I can conclude is that the power supply has crapped out in the 12V area... so I have a new one on the way - should be here later this afternoon.

Iīll keep you posted.

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