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PCIe Wifi Cards causing random rebooting on Gateway SX2800

by SVT04EAP / February 26, 2010 10:55 PM PST

I've tried 2 different PCIe wifi cards, first being aBit airPace and the second being an ASUS PCE-N13. Upon the install, both will work initially but after a while, they will cause the PC to randomly reboot. Currently running Win7 x64. PC in question is a Gateway SX2800. Also, the machine came with a 56k modem installed in the same slot which never caused a problem.

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Looks like these come with only
by Steven Haninger / February 26, 2010 10:58 PM PST

a 220 watt PS. Since WiFi adapters consume more power than modems, I have to wonder if the power supply isn't marginal for the configuration.

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possibility
by SVT04EAP / February 26, 2010 11:04 PM PST

Funny you mention that... the Seneca tech that I spoke to mentioned something to the same extent but he wasn't certain that it would be the solution. The thing is, its a SFF PC and finding a different powersupply for that machine might be difficult.

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