First, my desktop's relevant specs:
MOBO: Intel DP43TF
RAM: 6 GB DDR2
HD: 2 x 1TB, 1 500 GB.
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.8 GHz.
A while ago, I replaced my PSU. The older PSU was a cheap one that I got as a "gift" from the store when I purchased my case. It was terrible, didn't supply the right amount of energy to my hardware and therefore started to die (according to a friend of mine, anyways).
I really know nothing about PSUs so I beg you please to not be too technical with this. I will describe the problems I have been having lately and I really would appreciate any help to troubleshoot this.
So I replaced my silly old PSU for this one:
* Thermaltake TR2 600W.
It essentially fixed most of the issues I had before but I have been experiencing two particular things that make me suspect it is not working properly:
* My computer has randomly shut itself off a few times with no warning and with no apparent reason at all. The problem hasn't spread to other hardware but it is weird enough to have your computer shut down on you when you are using it normally and when nothing is seemingly wrong.
* I can't charge iDevices on my computer. When I connect my iPod Touch 4G, it says "The device doesn't support charging", when I connect my friend's iPhone 3G, the battery iCon in iTunes just shows an almost empty battery with no Charging or Charged icon. It's just plain weird. I have tried with different USB ports and it's the same problem. I have two iPod cables. Most of the time, neither of them seem to charge the iDevices and sometimes just one of those cables seem to work properly. Leaves me dumbfounded.
What could be wrong? Is it possible my issue can kill my hard drives? I have had enough hard drives dying on me causing endless nights of saving the data. I really, really need a new lifestyle instead of saving data every other week.