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Old 07-22-2006, 10:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can a bad outlet or bad surge protector cause a bad CPU?

Can a bad outlet or bad surge protector cause a bad CPU?

Had another post earlier, but this gets more to the point.

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Old 07-22-2006, 11:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It could wreck the whole computer if the power overwhelms the PSU and causes it to overvolt or undervolt - same with ampage.

Many PSUs will shut off to prevent damage but a powerful surge would happen to fast.
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