Originally Posted by haloeighty8
Any ideas anyone? Could use an advice.. Thanks..
I got an advice since I had the same problem before I got a working PSU.
Boot without the PSU, but plug it in when the Windows loading screen appears. Then everything should be fine.
My problem was that I didn't have the 130W but only the 90W for my 9300. The above mentioned way got it working for me with my 7800 GTX BUT........
When using the 90W PSU the temperature reading from the 7800 GTX was 110 degree celcius constantly - regardless of booting up while the computer was cold or after playing 10+ minutes of HL2, Oblivion or other. I didn't believe this reading, especially because the fans seemed to be spinning up/down according to what I should expect according to what I did (playing Word vs. playing HL2).
The PSU that I recieved less than an hour ago is OEM (ie. bought through Dell) and is labeled REV A01. But it works also when booting.
The rest of the PSU label is:
CN - 0X9366 - 71615 - 6B3 - 0C11 (Made in China) REV A01
I can guarantee that the "0" preceeding X and C are numbers as I have entered them above. They may be letters.
I have previously bought a PSU through eBay. The shop described it to be REV A02 but I got a REV A00 that didn't work when booting. Fortunately they refunded it. The price premium for me in Denmark (eBay vs. Dell) is app. USD $40 vs. USD $88. After having had bad experience ealier the choice was clear to me, so I would advice everyone to make DA..ED sure they get what they are seeking, i.e. ask the seller and be sure to trust them.
By the way... The ATI X300 stinks... My 7800GTX rocks... I'm drooling but very tired, because my night sleep-time have just been converted into play-time...