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DrJohn3030

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Back in August/September of 2014 Phillpower2 helped me with a Video problem.

I built (put together the parts) a computer in Feb and Mar of 2013.  I had problems.  Finally, after AMD replaced the processor it worked fine until March of 2014.

In early March of 2014, I was working on my outside lights.  I think the process of turning off/on the power at the switch box created a power surge that took out the timer/switch

I had on those lights and my computer power supply.  It did nothing to the other electronic devices I had on the same circuits.

 

Since then, the power supply has “gone out” twice.  Is there something in the computer that could disrupt the power supply 3 times in 3 weeks?  Should I be looking for a virus?

 

I’m using :

Widows 7 Home Premium

AMD chip FX 6100

Mboard Gigabyte 970A-DS3

Memory 4 gigs Patriot and 4 gigs Kingston

Hard drive Sata Western Digital Caviar Blue 320 G

Power Supply imicro 400 watts


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iammykyl

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Gday, welcome back.

I would not attempt using the computer any more.

 

 

Since then, the power supply has “gone out” twice.  Is there something in the computer that could disrupt the power supply 3 times in 3 weeks?  Should I be looking for a virus?

I think it is the actual PSU failing, also surprised that it has lasted so long and could have damaged other components.

Please read, conclusion, > http://www.hardwares...y-Review/1072/9

 

I urge you  to replace it with a quality one before testing the build to see if any other parts are faulty.

In which country do you live?


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Geek8453

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If you were to replace it, try and go for someone like Corsair, they often include a 5 year warranty in the product


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Thanks for all your help.  I replaced the PSU with another identical because it was free.Thanks again!!


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Your Welcome band thanks for the update.


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