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a 500 watt supply will work fine for you. #18 Like Reply Jun 18, 2010 #19 [email protected]@ AAC Fanatic! The first time I noticed any problems was when I tried to restart the computer after it had been put in stand-by mode, so I stopped using stand-by and would shut When they got unplugged and repowered, it pushed them over the edge.posted by gjc at 5:11 PM on March 23, 2009 I'm by no means an expert, but I blew out Other than that, I dunno..... check over here

Get a voltmeter that can handle 120V AC and check out the voltage on your outlet. Yes, faulty motherboards can kill power supplies. I work in a hospital and the power there is very unstable. I would also try other outlets because a faulty plug can be an issue (plus use a power strip, it helps protect your machine ). http://ask.metafilter.com/117525/Why-do-my-computers-power-supplies-keep-dying

Power Supply Keeps Burning Out

Didn't help a single bit. Besides the PS fan, there's one on the CPU and one of the fans in the computer case was hooked up (and presumably running). Then, with the addition of a power strip, it ran fine for perhaps over two hours.

The first Corsair PSU could have been faulty. I have a sneaking suspicion he might have tweaked the voltages but again, I am not sure and I will be confirming with this technician tomorrow. Also fast on and off switching of the powersupply could break it. Dayback, Dec 13, 2010 Dayback, Dec 13, 2010 #29 Dec 13, 2010 #30 dalearyous [H]ard|Gawd Messages: 1,897 Joined: Jun 21, 2008 heat?

whereas when the corsair dies it took nothing with it because of the fact it was a bit better quality (could be talking out of my.....just saying my thoughts out loud Power Supply Keeps Failing If so, make sure it is off before plugging it in. I've come across this problem where a mobo with bad PWM caps that were bulging would work intermittently, and eventually fry the PSU. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2223901/psu-dying.html Is it possible that the supply is too weak for your computer and operating near the limit all the time so eventually it breaks?

gjc, my answers to your questions are as follows: 1- Two PSUs were burnt out on a surge protecting model, one PSU on one of those 6-outlet adapters you plug into Sites MetaFilter AskMeFi FanFare Projects Music Jobs IRL MetaTalk Best Of Podcast Links Home FAQ About Archives Tags Popular Random Wiki Search Chat Labs Members Sign Up Log In Search MetaFilter… I know I can order new caps, but since I would have to have so many different rated caps, why not just hold on to these power supplies and salvage the Motherboard?

Power Supply Keeps Failing

powersupplies keep dying. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/replacement-psus-keeps-failing.193810/ I bought a new PSU (Antec HCG 850w, which also happens to be made by Seasonic), mobo and processor. Power Supply Keeps Burning Out I definitely plan to invest in a UPS at this point but I need to do a little more reading to see what's really worthwhile. Power Supply Failure Causes How does the timing on Augury work?

Reply Reply post #6 of 12 3/26/08 at 11:25pm Clinic 4.0ghz Joined: Nov 2007 Location: Avondale, Arizona Posts: 2,339 Rep: 98 (Unique: 87) Trader Rating: 6 http://internetpasswordpro.com/power-supply/can-you-have-too-much-wattage-power-supply.html That said, I'd really prefer not to sink more money than a power supply into this system until I build fresh and turn my current rig into an HTPC. During bootup the computer start sequence would fail, right after the drive started to spin up. This is something I would not do on a regular basis, not with the power supply switch. Active Pfc

Power Supplies Jul 18, 2016 I have a feeling I'm pushing my luck... Having said that, if the fan is the only problem I won't hesitate to only replace it (NOT for amateurs). Nothing else was damaged. this content Ask a question and give support.

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He already killed two AVR's...

Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? Do you see anything wrong with this board? [/url][/IMG] Looks okay to me other than the dust around the CPU. Been there, done that. A few months ago, his smaller AVR also died.

Especially older ThermalTake PSUs weren't stellar either and thus the likely explanation in this situation is simply that you got two POS PSUs which did exactly what they were designed for: This leads me to believe that the old power supply actually was the culprit. What video card are you using? 11-23-2007, 02:33 AM #5 sobeit TSF Enthusiast Join Date: Nov 2007 Posts: 19,585 OS: none you must always use a surge protector http://internetpasswordpro.com/power-supply/power-supply-fan-noise.html Tangent Space of the Heisenberg Group How do Americans refer to their non-metric system in everyday circumstances? 22 year old inherited 30k from 529 payout; wondering best way to invest Hot

so i will deffo get one of those either way. Stay logged in Search titles only Posted by Member: Separate names with a comma. After it failed again, I only used channel B. Faulty Motherboard.

It doens't make much noise but I have to clean it frequently due to heavy air circulation.. You can get one at any discount store including walmart. Main Sections Technology News Reviews Features Product Finder Downloads Drivers Community TechSpot Forums Today's Posts Ask a Question News & Comments Useful Resources Best of the Best Must Reads Trending Now Nightbird, Dec 5, 2010 Nightbird, Dec 5, 2010 #2 Dec 5, 2010 #3 Nightbird [H]ard|Gawd Messages: 1,069 Joined: Jun 10, 2010 I once lived in an apartment with unstable electric wiring,

Then about a week later the OCZ600MXSP died. What's causing his problems?