It took "Athlon rated" supplies and it's pretty rare to find such supplies today. The best I can do is get a PSU double or triple what you think you need and hope.
Hi, I bought a new power supply for an old computer that has been without power for a few years. (1.3Ghz Duron)
The PSU powers up the computer and everything seems normal, for a little while. Then, randomly, it just powers down. Then it stays off.
I have another computer that works just fine and I put the new PSU in it to see what happens. Same thing.
Works for a little while then it powers down and stays off.
Also, I took the power supply out of my working computer and tried it in the Duron, and it worked just fine without issue.
So I have concluded that the problem IS the new PSU that I purchased for the Duron.
It's really confusing though, because how does it "gain" power to eventually power the computers it is in for a little while? I mean, once it dies, it won't work. But if you leave it for a while, it works (for a short time).
Very strange. I am scared that the store will test it out when I take it back tomorrow and find it works and disregard the fact that it WILL power itself off within a few mins or a few hours.
Please help! Thanks!