psu or cpu fan issues

SyVai

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Hello all. Last night my computer shut down while I was working on my
other system via a kvm switch,so I'm not sure of any warnings. I have
been hearing my psu,I think, making funny buzzes and spikes and sags,a
fan I'm sure. I tried to power it back up right away and it would sound
like things wanted to start but they would not. I plugged into a
different outlet today and everything worked fine for about an hour and
I started hearing the sags/spikes again and noticed through my side
panel that the cpu fan was slowing yet my two back panel fans were at
full speed so I just shut down. Any ideas would be very appreciated. I
am running SuSe 10.1 Linux on an AMD 2800 w/512 ram and the system is
about 5 or 6 years old. Thanks everyone.
 

Tommy Boy

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Definitly sounds like the psu. Replace it before it checks out and takes the rest of your pc with it.
 

Celegorm

Site Team
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the psu is deffinatly bad. if it was surging like you said it sounded like, there is a possiblity of other damage, like a partially blown motherboard.
 
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