Guys take a look at this qbus cpu board on Ebay :-)

From: Doc <>
Date: Fri Apr 19 20:21:25 2002

On Fri, 19 Apr 2002, Zane H. Healy wrote:

> Now that you mention it I don't think my XP system has crashed once since I
> got the cooling under control, it has only crashed twice. The amazing thing
> is that the i850GB motherboard is supposed to require a minimum of 250W PS,
> and I've got a 240W PS with a Pentium IV, and 512MB RDRAM, as well as other
> bells and whistles.

  Speaking as a generally unwilling but frequent Fixer-of-Busted-PCs,
I'd highly recommend spending a few bucks on a 300W-400W PSU. A lot of
the better PC power supplies are rated 10-15% below their real max, so
I'm not surprised that yours is working, for now. I'd bet that's
part of the thermal problem, though - an overworked power supply throws
a lot of heat. I'd also bet large odds the PSU doesn't last very long.
  "Commodity Hardware" isn't an idle epithet. Fortunately, the concept
includes cheap fixing.

Received on Fri Apr 19 2002 - 20:21:25 BST

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