My psu's are dying

By el_barrows
Nov 30, 2004
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  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    What is the voltage coming out of your mains power supply and does it match the input voltage on the psu?

    It is also possible that your mains powersupply is dirty I.E power surges etc.

    Have you considered getting some anti surge protection?

    Regards Howard

    :wave: :wave:
  3. el_barrows

    el_barrows TS Rookie Topic Starter

  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Howard means a surge-protector, which will be connected between the wall-socket and your PC. Pakistan probably does not have a steady voltage, such as always 110V or 220V, in the morning it might be 180V, at lunch 210V, around teatime maybe 250V.
    If your country supplies normally 110V, anything over 120V is deadly for a PC.
    If your country supplies normally 220V, anything over 240V is deadly for a PC.
    Does the setting in your PSU match what you get out of the wall?
    E.g. if your wall-socket supplies 220V and your PSU is set for 110V, sure enough it will burn out quickly.
  5. el_barrows

    el_barrows TS Rookie Topic Starter

  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Yes the voltage looks fine.

    What I meant by anti surge is something like this. Please see picture.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
  7. el_barrows

    el_barrows TS Rookie Topic Starter

  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    The picture is not just a trailing socket but a trailing socket with inbuilt anti surge protection including broadband surge protection as well.

    If this is what you have then I must admit I can`t think of anything else that would cause your PSUs to keep breaking.

    Regards Howard

  9. ptitterington

    ptitterington TS Maniac Posts: 255

    Just my penny's worth,

    I guess its hot there, is your processor overheating, do you have a decent fan/cooler on the processor does it have the thermal compound and is it the correct way around and seated properly.

    I also read an article that said that the Chinese are now making some of the best electronics, not just copying western stuff.
  10. el_barrows

    el_barrows TS Rookie Topic Starter

  11. nein

    nein Banned Posts: 109

    It isn't the Chinese parts, the problem is your power company.

    I suggest you get a decent UPS and don't buy an underrated one for the job. If you do get an underated one, the same problem will occur again except it will tend to be more spectacular, often accompanied buy loud explosive sounds, smoke, and possibility of fires...

    Your previous power supplies died from power BROWN-OUTS, NOT power surges. Alternately you could get a power conditioner instead if the power brown-outs are not severe.
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