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#1 sharpie


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Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:36 PM

how do i check to see if my power supply is failing on my desktop?


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#2 jhayz


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Posted 15 January 2012 - 10:44 PM

There are signs when a power supply is failing on a desktop. Do you have a specific problem with your computer? People don't usually check certain computer parts unless there is something wrong.


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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:42 AM

exactly what is your computer doing?



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#4 Chase_Wheeler


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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:29 PM

They do have PSU testers like this one that are fairly easy to use. Just remove the power cord from your computer, then remove all of the PSU cables from the hardware (the 24/20 motherboard connector, the 4 pin motherboard connector, any molex/sata power connectors from your hard drive(s), dvd drive(s), fans etc, and any graphics card connectors (6 pin or 8 pin). After they all have been removed attach it to your 24/20 pin motherboard connector and plug it in. On mine (it looks like the one in the link) it will show a bunch of green lights, sometimes PSU's will show one or 2 missing. If most of them are missing the PSU is bad. Unfortunately it will only show you if its good/bad, not if its close to going out. Also I have seen false positives and false negatives with them, but they work probably about 95% of the time in my experience.

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