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I bought some new stuff and built a computer, and plugged it into a strip running my stereo, a sub, an overhead light and 2 lava lamps, could that draw enough power away from the computer to stop it from booting? I thought it was just the PS but this scenario also occured to me, when the PS failed it kinda sputtered if you get what i meen, it slowly cut out more and more then it died, its a 450w power supply hooked up to an AMD Dual Core and ASUS M2N4-SLi motherboard, w a video card, 2 drives and a CD drive.

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if you were drawing too much current you would likely blow a fuse
or trip a circuit breaker in your electrical mains.

with nothingelse turned on you should test the computer. if it
doesn't go on then it is likely a bad power supply. your
house electrical system may not be giving you full mains
voltage but if that is the case your lights would be dim
and you would have to put your ear right next to the
speakers to hear your stereo (no actually it wouldn't
work right either). if that is the case you need your
wiring looked at because it's a serious safety issue.

other things drawing current will cause the voltage to
decrease some but not enough to cause trouble with
functioning devices.
 

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ah k, i guess its the power source, great..:p now i wont be using my sweet new hardware for a good more couple months :(. U think if i fades out like that it can be damaging to the hardware?
 

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i find that quite suprising as x-connect was reccomended to me by one of my friends...isit something just about the x2-connect or the x-connect as well??
 
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