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    Could components break a PSU

    Hi all

    My power supply went bang a while back, I received an RMA replacement which I installed and this didn't work either, there was a crackling noise emanating from the rear of the PSU when switched on at the socket. I'm confident I wired everything up correctly so could the components in the computer have broken it or is the RMA likely to have been faulty too.

    The reason I ask is that I'd like to get my PC back up and running and I'm wondering if it is worth my time investing in a new PSU if there's a chance it would break because of the components in my PC.

    Finally if it's ok to go ahead and get a new PSU, what would be a good one to get around the 400-500W range. I'd like modular but I'm also trying to keep cost down.

    Many Thanks

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    Re: Could components break a PSU

    If you had a cheap PSU and it went bang it is most likely to have killed the rest of your PC.

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    Re: Could components break a PSU

    It was a Tagan Modular PSU so not cheap. What I want to know though is that since it went bang could the components in the computer break a new PSU?

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    Re: Could components break a PSU

    All good PSU's have short circuit and overload protection. So it should not be possible to damage it.

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    Re: Could components break a PSU

    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik View Post
    All good PSU's have short circuit and overload protection. So it should not be possible to damage it.
    But still can, just very unlikely

    Full specs, what psu? and what are your trying to plug into it?

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    Re: Could components break a PSU

    The system is an ASUS A8N-SLI Motherboard, AMD X2 4200, 2Gib PC3200 DDR (Corsair Value Select), 7800GTX, Combo Drive, Floppy Drive and 3 Hard Drives. Only things I have tested as working are the hard drives which are all fine.

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    Re: Could components break a PSU

    PSU? Tagan modular what?
    model?
    total wattage?
    What Amps of the different rails?

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    Re: Could components break a PSU

    It was a tagan 580W modular not sure on the model, but circa 3 years ago. It doesn't matter so much now because I have the computer up and running again, I bought a 400W corsair PSU and it's all working ok. Thanks for the help anyway

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    Re: Could components break a PSU

    good to hear that it never fried your PC.

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