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#1 LOVEMYPC

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 06:29 PM

can a psu that is going bad make  a pc  act erratically 



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Posted 01 March 2017 - 06:58 PM

Absolutely.



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Posted 01 March 2017 - 07:01 PM

Learn to troubleshoot power supply problems - TechRepublic

QUOTE A BIT: (there is info on how to trouble shoot PSU in that link)

The symptoms
Just about any intermittent problem can be caused by a faulty power supply. I normally look there first when the symptoms are a little weird. Common power-related symptoms include:

  • Any power-on or system startup failures or lockups
  • Spontaneous rebooting or intermittent lockups during normal operation
  • Intermittent parity check or other memory-type errors
  • HDD and fan simultaneously failing to spin (no +12V)
  • Overheating due to fan failure
  • Small brownouts that cause the system to restart
  • Electric shocks that are felt when the case is touched

There are also some obvious clues that should lead you to suspect a faulty power supply. These include:

  • A system that is completely dead (nothing happens when the system is turned on)
  • Smoke
  • Circuit breakers popping when the PC is turned on

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 07:23 PM

thank you for the info,i have a 500 watt psu that i have not used yet maybe its about time i replaced stock psu.






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