Loud "Pop" sound followed by computer Shutting off
Posted on 2004-10-14
I just did a complete upgrade on my computer and had it up and running the other day. I got all my drivers installed and decided to see if the upgrade was worth tyhe money. I started playing Doom 3 (most graphic intensive game I could find) and it was running great. About 5 minutes into it, I heard a really loud "pop" come from my computer, and then it promptly shut off. A second later I smelled a really bad burning smell. The first thing I thought was I just fried my cpu becuase the mobo said it was running at 53 C (I contacted Intel and they said this was normal operating temperatures). My heatsink was cool to the touch, but my power supply burned my finger. I kinda figured that was the problem. Now I have two questions.
1) I dont have another power supply to test with, so does it sound like thats the problem? I'm worried that it may have hurt my board too, but I cant tell becuase I dont have another comp or power supply to test with.
2) What wattage should I get? I was looking at a 450-550w.
Heres my comp specs:
CPU: Intel P4 3.0E Ghz Prescott 1mb cache
Mobo: INTEL 875P D875PBZLK FMB1.5
RAM: DDR 1GB KIT|PC3200 HYPERX -K UL
HD's: 1X WD 10K RPM WD360GD 8MB
2X WD 7200 RPM 80GB ATA 100
CD: Lite-On 40x24x48x (Dont know model Number)
DVD: Lite-On 16X (dont know model number)
Case: Xaser III Super Tower V2000A
PS: 420w Generic brand
Floppy: Generic $10 Floppy
I dont know what went wrong on this comp. I've built close to 30 computers before, and never had one do something like this before. Thanks for any Help.