My PSU recently started making loud whirring sounds when booting up and eventually died. I had it for about 5 months, using the PC regularly till about October after which it was on almost all the time (till it died).
Should the PSU have lasted longer than this?
The psu is a
Q-Tec PSU ATX 550W Gold PFC Dual Fan
and i have the following components attatched to it:
MSI K8T Neo mobo
amd athlon 64 3000
ati radeon 9800 pro (uses 1 molex connector)
2 X optical drives
1 SATA HD
1 IDE HD
pci slot exhaust fan