My main office PC has a noisey PSU - not noisy in the acoustic sense but it is missing a lot of EMC filter componant (cheap tat) and so it inteferres
with my HF radio reception.
I bought a new PSU (more expensive) and also a dual layer DVD writer.
I was going to fit it together last week but did not have a spare SATA cable.
Today I had all the cables so did opened it up and replaced the PSU and DVD writer. Put it back together and it booted - for about a minute and then broke.
I have re-jiggled all the connectors and now it is back running (no post beeps for a bit) and now burning 8Gb onto a DVD as a soak test.
Looks like it may of survived I hope the glitch was temporary - the DVD write should be a good soak test.
Well teh DVD burned OK - except it did not validate. Not sure how reliable it is to write a 6.5Gb file though
Like Daz, I have had Nero tell me a burned file was not a perfect copy, and yet it has played OK.
I'm sure we'll hear from you again if your reconnect doesn't hold up.
I'm seriously considering Open Source for all new projects. Have just loaded Vista, and will see how that with the open source stuff goes. If all is well, I may stay there, if reliability becomes an issue, then XP SP2 may well see the light of day again. Unless, of course, I can get everything running sweetly in Linux.