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PSU fun time...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Shinigami, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. Shinigami

    Shinigami Megabyte Poster

    Some friends own a bar and they have a computer there. It's been going wonky, so I told them I'd take a look.
    Result = PSU's bad

    Bought them a new PSU, runs like a dream now.

    At the same time, another person told me about BSOD's on his rig. I told him I'd take a look.
    Result = Possibly another PSU issue

    The dude has some nice components in the PC, an on-line calculator shows that they may draw up to 500 watts under load, but he has a 550 watt PSU (not even rated for 80+). Gonna have to yank out one of my 1000 watts from another PC and run a few tests...

    Oh the fun of going back to hardware testing during what was meant to be my vacation :p
    Certifications: MCSE, MCITP, MCDST, MOS, CIW, Comptia
    WIP: Win7/Lync2010/MCM

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