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Is this PSU fried?


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mjhart

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I am completely new to building computers, and this Corsair 500m seems to be crapping out on me.
Trying to build this:

System specs:
Graphics card: msi GeForce GTX 660 Twin FrozrIII (OC Edition)
PSU: Corsair cx500m (500w)
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570k 3400mhz
HardDrive: SCI 7200rpm
Motherboard: Gigabyte LGA1155 Z77-HD3
RAM: Team Elite Dual Channel 1333Mhz DDR3 4GBx2

No matter what configuration I have, even if I set the motherboard on the motherboard package and just plug in the psu, all I get is a reboot cycle. Trying to determine now if it is due to a faulty mobo or faulty psu. Please help me out if ya can.
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:welcome:

To test if it is the PSU, remove it from the computer and test it while it is connected to the power from the wall socket only and then short out the pins as described at the attached link http://www.smpspower...rs-pinouts.html

A video for you also

Other things that can cause this are bent pins on the CPU and bad Ram if fitted.

Let us know how the testing goes.
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:welcome:

To test if it is the PSU, remove it from the computer and test it while it is connected to the power from the wall socket only and then short out the pins as described at the attached link http://www.smpspower...rs-pinouts.html

A video for you also

Other things that can cause this are bent pins on the CPU and bad Ram if fitted.

Let us know how the testing goes.



Hey, thanks a lot for that post. I've been asking for help on this on two other forums and no one even suggested that. You are very helpful and insightful.

My fans worked perfectly when I did that. So I guess it is the motherboard. Should I just go ahead and buy a replacement motherboard?
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I bought a motherboard speaker attachment. Now when I start up the motherboard (with ONLY the PSU and PCU+fan attached), I get about thirty fast beeps while the reboot cycle goes on. Same thing happens with or without RAM installed (doesn't matter which slots, or one or two sticks of RAM).

Does anyone know what to make of this?

Edited by mjhart, 08 April 2013 - 01:40 AM.

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Did you as I suggested test the PSU without it being connected to the MB or any other item/s of hardware and the wall socket power outlet only. I ask as you post the following;

My fans worked perfectly when I did that


You may find the following link useful for future reference http://www.pchell.co...beepcodes.shtml
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Problem solved... It ended up being DOA RAM, thankfully.

I really appreciate all the help and advice I got here! I'll probably be back in the near future with other hardware problems, haha.
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Glad you got it sorted mjhart and thanks for the follow up :thumbsup:
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