2 psu's blowing up

February 22, 2011 at 07:17:47
Specs: Windows XP, 3g Core 2 E8400
had psu that ive used for at least 12 months or more.. today, playing GTA IV, it just blew up.. sparks out the back and a whisp of smoke... replaced with a new one and the same thing happened... the pc has been running for years

cant think of any reason,

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February 22, 2011 at 07:31:35
"cant think of any reason"

I can think of at least one - you're buying cheap junk. What was the make/model of the new PSU & how much did you pay for it?

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February 22, 2011 at 07:40:51
You could have a motherboard problem or the PSU could be overworked. But in any event a good quality PSU shouldn't blow up. But anything is possible with a poor quality PSU.

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February 22, 2011 at 07:42:58
first one was a casecom.. lasted me at least a year or more.. till I played GTA IV... second one was from a mate... it's a SunPro... Ive been running Mass Effect 3, Saints Row 2 and others on the casecom and no problem.. I dont see how running GTa would make the system run harder...

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February 22, 2011 at 12:18:52
As I suspected, cheap junk.


Hopefully nothing else fried when the PSU blew. Try something good.


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