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how can i tell if a montherboard damaged after a power outage or power surge?


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#1 yunion

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 12:58 PM

i ask because like an hour ago the power went out im not sure if it was an outage or surge i would think outage as i saw no lightning but there was a storm with no light i only heard light thunder and there was rain while the power was gone i unplugged the computer and the monitor then when the power came back on i hurriedly plugged in the computer and turned it back on and checked as much as i could everything seemed fine except the motherboard temperature seems off it is normally at 23c now its at 25c and the temperature does not change but that seems to the only problem and i used speccy to get the temperatures and i ran sfc scannow

 

should i be concerned about this?


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 01:20 PM

Trust me, if you had issues with a fried board, a 2 degree increase in temperature would be the least of your problems. 2 degrees is nothing to worry about.


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 01:23 PM

Trust me, if you had issues with a fried board, a 2 degree increase in temperature would be the least of your problems. 2 degrees is nothing to worry about.

Agreed.

if your board was fried it wouldn't come on at all, so the fact that it does is already a good sign, and that 2 degrees, it might change it's self back, (could be a fail-safe) 

 

but id check for blown capacitors on the mobo, if there are, then I'd replace the caps or the whole mobo.

 

if not, you're most likely fine.


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 01:32 PM

 

but id check for blown capacitors on the mobo, if there are, then I'd replace the caps or the whole mobo.

 

Wouldn't have even come on if there was blown caps. Even if it did then there would inherently be a whole lot more noticeably wrong then the 2 degrees.

 

But good thing to check for after a storm or power surge for sure! Just to be safe.


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 01:37 PM

 

 

but id check for blown capacitors on the mobo, if there are, then I'd replace the caps or the whole mobo.

 

Wouldn't have even come on if there was blown caps. Even if it did then there would inherently be a whole lot more noticeably wrong then the 2 degrees.

 

But good thing to check for after a storm or power surge for sure! Just to be safe.

 

That's exactly why i said that, "just to be safe".
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Posted 13 July 2016 - 08:43 PM

i just started gaming i noticed the temperatures are higher than normal for the gpu and cpu the gpu wants to go to 60c and the cpu wants to go 50c possibly higher also i checked the compacitors and they all look fine


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 08:49 PM

i just started gaming i noticed the temperatures are higher than normal for the gpu and cpu the gpu wants to go to 60c and the cpu wants to go 50c possibly higher also i checked the compacitors and they all look fine

Yunion, your temperatures is fine, don't be so paranoid. As long your CPU and GPU below 85C max load than you are fine. You should be paranoid if either CPU and GPU reach 85C because that is super hot and not good for long term uses. Heats can degrade the hardware lifespans. 


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 09:31 PM

okay



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Posted 14 July 2016 - 09:02 AM

 

i just started gaming i noticed the temperatures are higher than normal for the gpu and cpu the gpu wants to go to 60c and the cpu wants to go 50c possibly higher also i checked the compacitors and they all look fine

Yunion, your temperatures is fine, don't be so paranoid. As long your CPU and GPU below 85C max load than you are fine. You should be paranoid if either CPU and GPU reach 85C because that is super hot and not good for long term uses. Heats can degrade the hardware lifespans. 

 

Exactly. 50c and 60c are pretty normal operating temps when stressing the system. If you start noticing 85+ on a consistent basis, that is when you have issues.


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Posted 15 July 2016 - 05:03 PM

also to avoid the power outage or power surge would a surge protector protect me from power outages and power surges are ups systems really the only way to protect against power outages?


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Posted 15 July 2016 - 05:58 PM

See my post #6 and mjd420nova's #7 in this topic -

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/619678/looking-for-uninterrupted-power-supplies-ups/

 

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Posted 16 July 2016 - 02:54 AM

well the gpu is now at 54c idle



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Posted 16 July 2016 - 05:02 AM

also to avoid the power outage or power surge would a surge protector protect me from power outages and power surges are ups systems really the only way to protect against power outages?

A UPS is not necessary unless you need to save data and shut down properly. Typically needed in a server, or development work environment. A surge protector is absolutely needed if you want to protect your electronics. The surge protector is a sacrificial lamb for your electronics. A surge protector protects electronics only. So don't get surge protection confused with shock/arc protection. Those are completely different things.


Edited by technonymous, 16 July 2016 - 05:03 AM.





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