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Davide Santon
+45|5264|NY/CT
so I left my computer on for about 30 mins
come back it's off
i turn it back on, use it for like 25 mins
dies again
this time i smell smoke (shite)
back on again
in 5 mins it dies this time (new record)
now it wont go back on and i smelt more smoke the last time it went off
im thinking power supply?
anything else it could be?
ps- this is the power supply (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a … 6817192002) ATRIX PSCI-500BLK 500W, and the rest of the specs are in my sig
time for a new one?
IrishGrimReaper
Field Marshal | o |
+142|6056|Ireland | Monaghan

Have you opened up your computer to see if you can visibly see what is burned?
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Davide Santon
+45|5264|NY/CT
i opened it and i dont see anything on the mobo or around it burnt
i didnt look inside the psu though if that's what you mean
GR34
Member
+215|5880|ALBERTA> CANADA
look in the PSU then get back to us
FatherTed
xD
+3,936|5835|so randum
Opening PSU could void warrenty yes?

So don't do it if you want to RMA it.
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SonderKommando
Eat, Lift, Grow, Repeat....
+564|5995|The darkside of Denver
Can you swap it with another psu?  It certainly sounds like a power issue, get your hands on a new psu ASAP!
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Davide Santon
+45|5264|NY/CT
ill look tomorrow but what exactly am i looking for?
and no i dont have a spare
i want to make sure it's that before i order one though
tupla_s
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+455|5927|Finland
Take the PSU out get a good sniff of it, if it smells burned then it's probably the problem.
Wallpaper
+303|5329|The pool
I vote PSU. Never even heard of the brand before
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Davide Santon
+45|5264|NY/CT
would it still smell though
it happened hours and hours ago
Little BaBy JESUS
m8
+394|5484|'straya
Definitely sounds like a PSU problem in my opinion

It isn't exactly a highly recommended brand. Pull it out look for any visible signs, smell it. Only open the PSU if you don't want to RMA it, as it will most likely void any warranty
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Davide Santon
+45|5264|NY/CT
im just gonna replace it
probably get this - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a … 6817702004
Little BaBy JESUS
m8
+394|5484|'straya
Any particular reason you need a 800w? personally i'd go for a smaller wattage but a better brand.
IrishGrimReaper
Field Marshal | o |
+142|6056|Ireland | Monaghan

I would suggest going for this 520 HX Corsair.

Or, you could ask Panzer very nice if he'll give you his Enermax.
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GC_PaNzerFIN
Work and study @ Technical Uni
+528|5749|Finland

Enermax Modu82+ 525W/625W or Corsair HX520W/HX620W

Probably some shiat Fuyyjiu shits melted in the PSU.... wait they aren't even Fuyyjiu

"While I was inside the unit, I was curious to see what brand electrolytic capacitors are used, but they are unknown to me (SC or CS manufacturers mark) and a quick look on the internet proved fruitless."

But PLEASE check the caps and overall look of the motherboard too. My Nforce 4 SLi melted back in the days, worked fine cold but under load it blew up the PSUs.
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Freezer7Pro
I don't come here a lot anymore.
+1,447|5532|Winland

Oh look! A random ching-chong PSU that's blown up! No way!
The idea of any hi-fi system is to reproduce the source material as faithfully as possible, and to deliberately add distortion to everything you hear (due to amplifier deficiencies) because it sounds 'nice' is simply not high fidelity. If that is what you want to hear then there is no problem with that, but by adding so much additional material (by way of harmonics and intermodulation) you have a tailored sound system, not a hi-fi. - Rod Elliot, ESP
Little BaBy JESUS
m8
+394|5484|'straya

Freezer7Pro wrote:

Oh look! A random ching-chong PSU that's blown up! No way!
Shock, Horror.
SonderKommando
Eat, Lift, Grow, Repeat....
+564|5995|The darkside of Denver

Freezer7Pro wrote:

Oh look! A random ching-chong PSU that's blown up! No way!
Oh look! Freezer is being a pretentious little asshole again!!!!
Freezer7Pro
I don't come here a lot anymore.
+1,447|5532|Winland

SonderKommando wrote:

Freezer7Pro wrote:

Oh look! A random ching-chong PSU that's blown up! No way!
Oh look! Freezer is being a pretentious little asshole again!!!!
The former is actually more common, which kind of says something.
The idea of any hi-fi system is to reproduce the source material as faithfully as possible, and to deliberately add distortion to everything you hear (due to amplifier deficiencies) because it sounds 'nice' is simply not high fidelity. If that is what you want to hear then there is no problem with that, but by adding so much additional material (by way of harmonics and intermodulation) you have a tailored sound system, not a hi-fi. - Rod Elliot, ESP
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Davide Santon
+45|5264|NY/CT
i found something melted inside
the bottom of it is blackish brown
so yea, it's fried
im gonna get the 800w one because i can use it for future builds and it has a lifetime warranty
thanks for the input guys
GC_PaNzerFIN
Work and study @ Technical Uni
+528|5749|Finland

Why did u buy that BFG? It has got bad ratings and not even 8 pin PCI-E power connectors. You need to use adapters to run a HD 4870 on that PSU!

I hardly call that future-proof.... Obsolete PSU. You run in major troubles if u try to put some hw in ur pc that takes even 500w.

It doesn't even have PFC... Efficiency is not gonna be very good.

Last edited by GC_PaNzerFIN (2009-05-10 20:01:28)

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Kurazoo
Pheasant Plucker
+440|6020|West Yorkshire, U.K

GR34 wrote:

look in the PSU then get back to us
Was that a joke?
GC_PaNzerFIN
Work and study @ Technical Uni
+528|5749|Finland

Kurazoo wrote:

GR34 wrote:

look in the PSU then get back to us
Was that a joke?
Was that post a joke? I'm not laughing.

Last edited by GC_PaNzerFIN (2009-05-12 11:55:42)

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Davide Santon
+45|5264|NY/CT

GC_PaNzerFIN wrote:

Why did u buy that BFG?

GCFC wrote:

im gonna get the 800w one because i can use it for future builds and it has a lifetime warranty

GC_PaNzerFIN wrote:

You need to use adapters to run a HD 4870 on that PSU!

newegg wrote:

Power Connector      2 x 6 Pin
source-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121288

GC_PaNzerFIN wrote:

You run in major troubles if u try to put some hw in ur pc that takes even 500w.

ig wrote:

wat

GC_PaNzerFIN wrote:

It doesn't even have PFC... Efficiency is not gonna be very good.

GCFC wrote:

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p120/sockerboy091013/045.jpg?t=1242174090

GC_PaNzerFIN wrote:

Why did u buy that BFG? It has got bad ratings and not even 8 pin PCI-E power connectors. You need to use adapters to run a HD 4870 on that PSU!

I hardly call that future-proof.... Obsolete PSU. You run in major troubles if u try to put some hw in ur pc that takes even 500w.

It doesn't even have PFC... Efficiency is not gonna be very good.

bon jovi wrote:

have a nice day

Last edited by GCFC (2009-05-12 17:23:03)

GC_PaNzerFIN
Work and study @ Technical Uni
+528|5749|Finland

Ever heard of 8 pin PCI-E power connectors?

Its based on average and obsolete ToPower base with CapXon caps. I have one of these myself from 3 years ago. Not very nice.

Having only two PCI-E 6 pin connectors in 800w PSU is ridiculous. You need 6 them if u want to load the PSU even near 800w. and the fact the connectors aren't even 6+2pin only makes that worse, making you use adapters with any better gfx card.

So have a nice day too.

Last edited by GC_PaNzerFIN (2009-05-12 17:35:32)

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