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    Opus power up problem

    Just installed the opus for the first time today. At first I would get the light on the opus to blink twice. After figuring out that I had my power switch polarity wrong, I was able to get the PC to boot.. Problem now is that it only stays on for a few seconds before it powers off. The fan on the Opus continues to run but there is no lights at all on in the opus. Not sure what I can try. I search around but was unable to find anything on it. Anyone seen this before?

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    Well, it's a little odd that you get no lights...What Opus is it, 90, 120, 150W? Is it the SFX or the PCB version? What's it mounted on if it's a PCB?

    I think I've had a similar problem, and it was related to the cable from the monitor which was in short. What I would suggest is try to pull out all the consumers from the PSU, and run it just with the HDD and the mobo.

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    It's the Opus 150W SFX-12-15

    I think you may be right about the short with the line to the MOBO... I will explore that option a bit more..

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    make sure you are not overloading it. It will turn itself off or end up constantly rebooting if you do.
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    It should be able to handle a athlon 1900 XP, 120 WD hard drive, DVD drive, Touch Screen and XM right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baef
    It should be able to handle a athlon 1900 XP, 120 WD hard drive, DVD drive, Touch Screen and XM right?
    According tot he power calculator at this site, you're pushing it.
    You also didn't tell us what other devices you have, such as video, sound, USB devices, etc.
    The CPU by itself draws 68w (for the 0.18 micron) or 52.5w (for the 0.13 micron).
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    more than likely not. I have a AMP XP1800+ and it won't run that unless I underclock it and run my monitor off it's own power source.
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    Wow, I guess I am drawing too much power... Gonna have to re-think my design. thanks for the help

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    try underclocking your processor. Also if you can use a laptop HDD, you should be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meddler
    more than likely not. I have a AMP XP1800+ and it won't run that unless I underclock it and run my monitor off it's own power source.
    If you have Athlon XP 1800+ running at 1.6GHz you are most definitely overclocking it (hint: it's 1.533GHz native)
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