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Old 01-04-2011, 04:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I upgraded my PC because I was getting massive power surges to all my USB devices. For example, my speakers were "popping" really bad, keyboard light flickering, mouse disconnecting/reconnecting.

Now, with a brand new computer (not even 1yr old yet!) I'm starting to get the same crap kinda. My speakers are doing the same popping (it's random, and it's not the song). I noticed my keyboard do a quick flicker.

I'm starting to think, could this be my power supply? I don't feel like taking it out to replace it, or to test it. If it gets worse, I will just replace that.


Here is what PSU I have: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

I hope it's not this PSU. Because if it is then I'm going to regret switching from my FSP Group PSU that's 6+ years old with no issues!

Any suggestions? I'm not doing anything "intense" right now, in fact all I have open is Firefox, Visual Studio 2010 (2 instances), SQL Management Studio 2010, Putty, Steam, and notepad.
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Might be your PSU. Corsair isn't a bad brand, but you can still get a bummed out PSU. Send it in for an RMA.
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It's over 2 years old :-\
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Could have kicked the bucket due to age. If it isn't too expensive, but a new one. I have the same PSU. $30 off sale right now.
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It could be the motherboard or it could a usb device causing the others to flake out.
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2 years old though? It hasn't done it since. I don't think its the motherboard though. My other computer did it too. My FSP Group was 5+ years old, 500 watts and it never gave me a single issue. I upgraded it to run SLI then decided to get a new computer =P

Actually it turns 1 year old on 1/28/2010. Wonder if I should switch PSU's and send it back. I thought it was older =|
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