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I don't know if that number is after the reduction of your suppose to take into consideration for the PSU's inefficency. December 10, 2009 Power for my PC January 23, 2009 Yes, I'm taking the plunge January 25, 2008 Tags powersupply desktopcomputer powerstrip psu Share Twitter Facebook

About Ask MetaFilter Ask I thought maybe there was a overload at the power socket where the PC is plugged in or possibly the whole house as he said he thought of that and has as for the 1000watt, it will be enough for your system, I have a Corsair AX1200 with a 6 core i7 970 4 hard drives and 2 power hungry GTX 580's have a peek here

which one would it be? 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 However two in under two years sounds a bit bad. But when you plug directly into the outlet, you use a different outlet that's not [as] susceptible? 4- The voltage in your house is unacceptably low, and the addition of the http://ask.metafilter.com/117525/Why-do-my-computers-power-supplies-keep-dying

Power Supply Keeps Burning Out

There's also a Panther 500W voltage regulator where his computer is plugged into, which also died this morning (probably just the fuse, but I haven't made sure). I tried a new power strip and it didn't alleviate the issue. Dec 8, 2007 Overclocking keeps failing Oct 24, 2010 linksys router failing,opinions on replacement May 26, 2005 Windows XP Failing to Load and Keeps Restarting Dec 16, 2007 USB unknown device

solved Power Supply & Video Card Questions, Potential Failing W/ Pics solved Power Supply Tester, System Failing maybe solved CPU failing? Join Date: Jan 2007 Posts: 23,001 OS: Xp You should have a surge protection. Hrm, I don't have another system readily available that I can pop it into. #25 Kabob, May 21, 2013 (You must log in or sign up to post here.) Show I am absolutely, 100% sure the PSU is failing, and I have tested it on both occasions before it was RMAd, so something somewhere related to the machine is causing it

I haven't tried pulling the PSU out and plugging it into another machine, it's a bit of a hassle but I can do so if need be. Power Supply Failure Causes Reply Reply post #4 of 12 3/26/08 at 11:21pm Chozart The Odd Mod Joined: Mar 2006 Location: Too close to Microsoft Posts: 24,370 Rep: 1172 (Unique: 570) Trader Make sure it says surge protector not power strip. 11-23-2007, 03:47 AM #6 Idrisguitar Registered Member Join Date: May 2006 Posts: 62 OS: xp okay, so the consesus http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/345331-28-power-supply-failing On that system I tried changing the psu and tripped checked the motherboard and checked the memory on another system.

More resources See also solved 12v Rail on power supply failing solved Power Supply Failing? Anything not seated; RAM, vid card, etc can cause weirdness. im thinking the powersupply died (should test the one i took out) and took the mobo with it. Could it be that my machine is doing this (like a component or something), or perhaps something else that's connected into my multi plug is drawing too much power, maybe even

Power Supply Failure Causes

confirm what the above poster said or suggest something else? 11-23-2007, 03:29 AM #4 Deleted090308 Not... The power supply I have is brand new and I know it has enough juice for my machine so where do I go from there? Power Supply Keeps Burning Out So now out of fustration I just bought a 1000 Watt Gold Certified 90% efficent Power supply and I said if im going to go that big I should just get Active Pfc Usually this happens shortly after turning it on (or at least it never seems to happen when the computer has been running for a while) but this morning it's happened several

Without trying it in a different system we really do not know if it is the PSU or motherboard. #24 rolli59, May 20, 2013 Kabob Lifer Joined: Sep 5, 2004 navigate here SHOW ME NOW CNET © CBS Interactive Inc.  /  All Rights Reserved. not tv or xbox 360 etc. not tv or xbox 360 etc.

So from what it looks like the motherboard is going bad. turns out the corsair broke. (i know.....corsair!!) so i replaced it with an old power supply (around 300+ watt ) and applied for a replacemtn which i got, but haven;t yet Is it possible for a faulty motherboard to cause failure of brand new decent model PSU units? Check This Out However normally power supplies fail without affecting the rest of the machine, in my experience. #8 mikeymikec, Apr 14, 2013 Kabob Lifer Joined: Sep 5, 2004 Messages: 15,246 Likes Received:

Power Supplies Jan 4, 2015 Can a power supply be to high for your computer Power Supplies Aug 5, 2014 Computer Restarts without BSOD, Power Kernel 41 (63) error. I then bought an OCZ No problems. My System (13 items) [email protected] Blood IronEVGA 9600GT8 Gigs Gskill pc6400Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboardMaxtor Diamond MaxWindows7 ProAcer AL2016WyesPowerCaseMouseMouse PadOCZ 500w SXSUltra AluminusyesyesView all A faulty or non seated memory stick. #12 john3850, May 15, 2013 Z15CAM Golden Member Joined: Nov 20, 2010 Messages: 1,802 Likes Received: 3 If not Heat, it may be

I flipped the switch on the power supply and when back there I smelled the Ozone smell that you described.

Then it shut off, never to be powered on again (until replacement of PSU). Join the community here. EditResurrecting this thread, I borrowed my brother-in-law's PSU and my machine worked fine for an hour so I got a new power supply. My father in law has a voltage tester and the plug that my power strip was attached to is VERY buggy, the majority of the plug area is a dead zone

The time now is 07:40 AM. -- Corsair Memory ---- Black Red ------ Child of Black Red -------- Corsair Black -- English (US) -- German (3.8.4) -- Portuguese (3.5.2) Contact Us I've had 5 cheapo generic PSUs go out on me within hours of unpacking. thanks 11-23-2007, 04:09 AM #7 Deleted090308 Not... http://macland.net/power-supply/power-source-fan-keeps-dying.php Proffitt Forum moderator / January 8, 2006 11:22 AM PST In reply to: Power Supply Keeps Dying For us at the office we ran into a batch of motherboards with bad

Check the LEDs on the front panel and wherever else they are going, they aren't much voltage or amps so they probably aren't it, but killing 3 PSUs isn't normal either, In the meantime - get a surge protector. TechSpot Account Sign up for free, it takes 30 seconds. 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…

View: New Articles|All Articles Home|Reviews|Forums|Articles|My Profile About Overclock.net | Join the Community |Advertise|Contact Us|All Staff MobileDesktop © 2017Enthusiast Inc. the other possibility that was suggested is also a valid one. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? We replaced it (stupid thing costs like $300+) and things started working well again, no problems.....

Or is it my PSU? It sometimes turns on and works fine and recently, the last 2 days it does not even turn on. Recheck your dram voltage 1.50 or 1.65v. I could see that being a strain on the PSU. 2: Is running SLI with 550 TI cards with my current setup with the difference of a 1000 Watt PSU acceptable

What's the spec, could a cheap and nasty PSU do for very short-term testing? plug your bro's computer into your outlet for a while... I do know that a mutual friend apparently 'fixed' it last time it broke down [PSU]. It's a fresh Windows 7 Install, it's been kinda cold here lately nothing like up north but in the low 50's.

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