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    Not sure if this is a power problem but...

    hi, I have a Epia M10000, 512mb Corsair, 40gb maxtor harddrive, and a slim dvd drive from a dell laptop with the converter.

    My computer likes to boot at random times. sometimes during the XP loading page, sometimes when its just sitting there doing nothing on the desktop. But I did notice that it definately reboots everytime i try to play a movie either from the harddrive or the dvd drive.

    I have one of the smaller power supplys. it was either 70 or 90watts, plugged into an invertor. would anyone know if maybe my ps is not big enough and is why my comp reboots? I know its not a heat problem since i have the setup in my room rite now.

    I plugged a 400watt ps to it and ran mediacar and played videos for 3 hours straight and it didnt reboot, but then again, i also hooked up my nec 2500 dvd burner with the original setup and burned dvds with no interruptions. Luckly it rebooted when i was finished burning the dvd.

    any idea if this mite be a power problem? I changed the memory too i know its not that. im guessing its either my mb or the ps.

    Thanks everyone.

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    ya its the power supply you just need more juice same thing happens when a desktop pc PS is going i think all you need is a 150 ps

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    could be bad ram also
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    No is not the ram
    1. he said he changed the ram
    2. he plugged a 400watt ps to it and ran mediacar and played videos for 3 hours
    So in the words of tim the tool man he needs more POWER

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