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    TIP: Don't Forget About Your Power Supply
    Copyright 2004, Bill Platt

    Back in February, I updated my system and brought it into
    the 21st century at last. With that faster, all-powerful,
    new video card and processor in place, I believed I was 
    set. 
    
    Lo and behold, I have learned a lesson the hard way. When
    you upgrade your video card and processor, you might need 
    to upgrade your power supply also. 
    
    It seems that if your machine sucks too much processing
    power, the power supply will just shut down ... without
    notice or clue given in advance. Just bam, and you are
    staring at a machine that powered down in a tenth of a
    second!
    
    A new power supply is on its way, and my power management
    has been set to run with the fewest necessary resources.
    I have even set my all-powerful, all-mighty video card to
    only process colors in 256-color mode. 
    
    Now, I must limp to the repair of my machine, knowing 
    full well that if I run too many apps at one time, that
    I could find myself staring at a blank screen with that
    aweful feeling in the pit of my stomach. 
    

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