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Old 01-30-2007, 01:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Guys, what are the signs and symptoms when your PSU is starting to fail? Hopefully if I can know it before it damage your components. My PSU is already 1 year old and my PC is running fine but its just an cheap PSU and I dont want to wait till my components gets damaged. At the same time, I dont want to spend anything right now if its still running fine.
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There is no real way to know when the PSU is going to die, the best way is to check the fan at the rear and once every few months, check the one inside to make sure they are not clogged and are running fine. It may be a cheap PSU but sometimes they last for 3+ years not something you can really measure.
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Ah ok thanks!!!
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regularly checking the output voltages to make sure they match the voltages they are supposed to be can help you spot a failing power supply...
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via the BIOS its still not 100% accurate though and iv seen some crazy voltage readings here in work where it jumps from 1.8 to 2.4 etc and they have been running none stop for over 2 years.
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