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Elledan, Dec 12, 2010 Elledan, Dec 12, 2010 #24 Dec 12, 2010 #25 scutzi128 Limp Gawd Messages: 407 Joined: Sep 30, 2010 I think the problem may be that both PSUs I'm just a contractor, nobody listens to contractors. Then we decided to remodel the office. Also, send the burned-out PSUs back to the manufacturer and see what they say.posted by zippy at 9:06 PM on March 23, 2009 « Older House Purchase Ceremony? | Don't shoot, get redirected here

really scary problem. The new one is 500 W (the place I got it had only one model). How does the timing on Augury work? It's more likely that a powersupply killed a motherboard. http://ask.metafilter.com/117525/Why-do-my-computers-power-supplies-keep-dying

Power Supply Keeps Burning Out

Yesterday morning, I was unable to get the computer to start up, even after three or four attempts using the trick that had worked before. Ask MetaFilter is where thousands of life's little questions are answered. Thanks, MarkClick to expand...

so any other likely possibilites or just general advice would be brilliant. To me the click may be caused by a overload or short in the pc. #15 john3850, Mar 14, 2014 apoe Member Joined: Feb 3, 2014 Messages: 28 Likes Received: With all the PSUs you've been through, I'd be suspicious of power in, but since the same computer keeps failing while others continue to work, I'd be suspect of something within I'm also interested in doing the same with motherboard capacitors, but can I use those caps for power supplies and vice versa?

Apr 2, 2009 9,068 833 roltex_rohit123 said: ↑ Thats a good thing you did by purchasing more wattage SMPS. Power Supply Keeps Failing If the device that's doing the regulation is sub-par, then there is reason to suspect that the device itself could be causing failure to the PSU. Nothing else was damaged. What kind of power supplies are you buying?

Then, with the addition of a power strip, it ran fine for perhaps over two hours. I f you are trying to use cheapo PSU's don't, I blew 2 supposed 680 watt PSU's just playing COD4. Join Date: Jan 2007 Posts: 23,001 OS: Xp The 300W was killed by overload from your system 11-23-2007, 08:16 AM #8 Idrisguitar Registered Member Join Date: May 2006 It lasted a year before blowing the first one, but now, in the last couple months, two have died.

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I'll need to dig around for the RF PSU model number. {EB}NuTSymPToM{EB}, Dec 5, 2010 {EB}NuTSymPToM{EB}, Dec 5, 2010 #4 Dec 5, 2010 #5 wra18th [H]ardness Supreme Messages: 7,140 Joined: 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 Power Supply Keeps Burning Out Thanks, Mark #1 Like Reply Aug 28, 2008 #2 gerty AAC Fanatic! Power Supply Failure Causes Is it possible for a faulty motherboard to cause failure of brand new decent model PSU units?

Already have an account? Get More Info Join the community here, it only takes a minute. Hopefully lesson learned, don't cheap out on PSUs! {EB}NuTSymPToM{EB}, Dec 6, 2010 {EB}NuTSymPToM{EB}, Dec 6, 2010 #15 Dec 7, 2010 #16 Elledan [H]ard|DCer of the Month - April 2010 Messages: Not the answer you're looking for? Active Pfc

Is your fan running?Click to expand... What are the parts that can fail? Click to expand... http://simplecoverage.org/power-supply/what-power-supply.php Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads More...

Is this just bad luck? Stay logged in Search titles only Posted by Member: Separate names with a comma. That's the problem with management: generally they don't have a clue what has to be done, don't realize that they don't have this clue and thus refuse to listen to those

I know with Corsair HX is modular and TX seems popular, but what are CX, VX and AX? {EB}NuTSymPToM{EB}, Dec 6, 2010 {EB}NuTSymPToM{EB}, Dec 6, 2010 #10 Dec 6, 2010

Which of course is the main evidence why I said it's most likely the outlet. Power supplies were shaky, but working. Now I pretty much stick with Antec.posted by wongcorgi at 7:25 PM on March 23, 2009 Yeah, dirty power or the cheapo-factor of the PSUs I tend to get might be One week later, I shut down the computer, heard a strange "click" noise that I hadn't heard before (not a pop).

I have already sent it back. That will not damage a properly designed supply. Red Squirrel, Dec 12, 2010 Red Squirrel, Dec 12, 2010 #26 Dec 12, 2010 #27 BBG [H]Lite Messages: 67 Joined: Jun 18, 2010 looks like just some bad luck. this page In case you're wondering how bad Rocketfish is, here's a review of a '700 Watt' unit HardOCP did a while ago: http://www.hardocp.com/article/2008/05/13/getting_best_buy_on_power_supply/5 You are quite lucky your system didn't light on

Lights flicker a lot, power randomly browns out, etc...