Look around at the various brands and you will see that many times a unit advertised as 300W or 500W or even 1kw are not really 300W or 500W or 1kw If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Thoughts: 1- Power strips are indeed bad. Do you have the power switch on either the power supply or wall socket (for countries like Australia). Source
I bought a power conditioning unit online for about 50 bucks and haven't had any problems since. I ran on a cheap 500W for years. Anyway, I do have a low-end graphics card. 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 http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/my-power-supplies-keep-blowing.11901/
I did the calculation you gave me and I came up with a recommended 477W. plug the power cord backin. 5. if you are using AMD proceessor then your cooling requirement is more and you need to add an additional fan in the cabinet. Have you checked all connections?
Ask a Question See Latest Posts TechSpot Forums are dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. And as the stress is biggest at power on, that is when capacitors tend to blow. try not to keep computer in sleep/standby mode since it keeps everything working. Active Pfc I didn't open up the power supply, so don't know if it was full of dust.
I bought another PSU and it died at the net day I had a 460 Watt for a computer with one hard drive, atx micro motherboard, 1GB DDR3 NVDIA GForce, and Seemed to be working well. If not, Best Buy will take the power supply back and give you a full refund. Silent pc review does real testing on psu's.posted by zentrification at 4:35 PM on March 23, 2009 Manufacturer: me piecing together various parts.
try not to keep computer in sleep/standby mode since it keeps everything working. Computer Help forum About This ForumCNET's forum on computer help is the best source for finding the solutions to your computer problems. Since the industry standard switched to idiot-proof connectors, the second option isn't likely, either (unless they invented a better idiot). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Power supplies were shaky, but working. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/293351-28-computer-shutting-killing-psus Join the community here. Power Supply Keeps Burning Out Which is not a good sign. Can A Blown Power Supply Damage A Motherboard Proffitt Forum moderator / April 5, 2008 8:10 AM PDT In reply to: Power supply keeps burning out!!
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The new one is 500 W (the place I got it had only one model). They just keep on dying and I have no clue why. Show Ignored Content As Seen On Welcome to Tech Support Guy! http://dotbowl.com/power-supply/power-supply-makes-clicking-noise-when-i-press-power-button.html I have 4 Gigs of Ram (4 x 1 Gig chips), but oddly enough the computer will only run with 1 pair in the first 2 slots and the other pair
Cheap UPS = stay away. #20 Like Reply Show Ignored Content Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Loading... You May Also Like: Understanding and Using the SAM4S Digital-to-Analog Converter Part Two in this three-article series explores the SAM4S DAC. The quality of the unit should be as much of a determining factor as the wattage.
win2kpro, Aug 18, 2007 #3 yankeebean Thread Starter Joined: Jul 30, 2006 Messages: 104 to buy another psu doesn't really solve the problem, that it seens to short out. (its like Power surges only protect against power spikes, but not brown outs or other types of irregular voltage. Staff Online Now etaf Moderator Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Advertisement Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Software & Hardware > Hardware > Home Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Members I do not get top of the line units, my average unit cost is between $16 to $35, depending on wattage, and their average lifespan is usually well over 3 years.
System has 6 fans totally including cpu.. #15 Like Reply Jan 28, 2009 #16 Wendy Moderator Mar 24, 2008 20,782 2,581 afaik said: ↑ Should I have posted this in I don't think it's the power supply that's at fault. 1 Reply MrIVI 1 Reply Thu 11 Nov, 2010 02:10 pm @MrIVI, I'm thinking I might just win2kpro, Aug 19, 2007 #7 yankeebean Thread Starter Joined: Jul 30, 2006 Messages: 104 win2kpro, thanks for you indepth insight to PSU, i never realised Heat build up would have made Check This Out Or coincidence.
Aug 30, 2007 1,154 304 A lot of power supply failures are heat related. Again, When you shop look for units where the wattage output was calculated at 40°C (or above). Ask a question and give support. I am shocked by Comcast's contract structure! [ComcastXFINITY] by jonquiljo5565.
Is your fan running?Click to expand... Ask MetaFilter is where thousands of life's little questions are answered. Look at the chart in myth #2 at this link; http://www.pcpower.com/technology/myths/ This is basically a comparison of two power supplys with manufacturer ratings of approximately 500 watts (the Turbo Cool is Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/611595 Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Power supplies are cheap, compared to the rest of the computer. Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? My question is: What would have caused my old power supply to fail after what seems a relatively short time (about two years).
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