The problem with it is, is that I would hook this PSU up, and when I try to power the system on, I hear this odd noise come from within it. This "odd noise" happens just once and it lasts no more than 1/5 of a second (It sounds sort of like a small "eeeep" by the way). Also, I noticed that at the same time that this noise occurs, I see the fans I have hooked up (including the CPU fan, and the fan within the PSU) move just a little bit, then afterwards... nothing.
The problem with this PSU occured one day a couple of years ago, when I had a habit of putting my system into Standby Mode from Windows.
That day, I had put the system into Standby Mode. An hour later, I came and pushed the power button on my case, which always brings the system out of Standby, and returns to the Windows desktop, but this time... nothing happened. I pressed the power button again... still, nothing happened. I pressed the power button about 8 more times, and still, the system did not respond. :mad:
So I had no choice but to hold the power button in, until I could see the green power LED on my case turn off. I pressed the power button afterwards to try and power the system back on. That's when I heard that odd noise from the PSU, and the system failed to even power on. I attempted to power on the system again and again and the same thing just kept happening.
I was forced to buy a new PSU , and I thus tossed the other PSU into my closet where it lay and collect dust until the other day.
I just hope that this PSU didn't die on me and it will never be usable again.
I would like to state that the motherboard I had when I had this PSU was very unstable and my system would freeze at least once everyday. My point is... I'm wondering if the system somehow froze while it was in Standby...
I don't know... anyone have any ideas?