What is Power Sags.


My question is this..my computer freezes up all of a sudden..I have read and done quite a few things that you have given others for advice and these did not work..so I changed the fan and I even reformatted from ME to XP Prof.. I thought by doing these things that this would help but nothing...what do you think it is?


This question was answered on August 16, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Sags are short-term decreases in voltage levels that can starve a machine of the power it needs to

Function, causing frozen computer keyboards, crashes or the loss or corruption of data Sags--the

Most common power problem--are typically caused by the power demands of many home and

Business devices including motors, shop tools, compressors and elevators.

If you already have a ups (Uninterruptible Power Supply) that can help a lot, they cost as much 100-300

Dollars but in residential areas they can really help out

That the only thing that i can tell you because it seems that you already try many other thing.

If you don’t have ups you could also try plugging your system in it own circuit in your

House and make sure that circuit isn’t been use by heavy high power appliances.

I hope this helps and answers your question Good Luck…

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Posted by robert of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on August 16, 2004