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Or the PSU is such a piece of crap that when you get to Windows, the load that places on it becomes unbearable and it shuts off immediately.
That is highly unlikely. In the OP he said he was playing games on it and had overclocked on it, so it can handle Windows or at least it could. Doesn't seem like it blew up half way or his hardware is magically taking way more than it could handle when it wasn't doing so before.

As much as we all believe here that generic PSUs are the worst things in the world, I have many of them from OEM systems and they work just fine and if his was working and he doesn't smell smoke, I assume it is still running fine for now. Maybe it will die in only 6 months, maybe Furmark will have his PSU light the whole house on fire but for now it seems okay.

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But it could be the CPU since i play a lot of games and had it overclocked before by 15% which failed to work properly and gave me blue screens to i had to declock.
Until the PSU is proven faulty which currently absolutely nothing points to that, it is fine and I'm not sure why it is being brought up. Thermal issues is yet to be ruled out and is the greatest suspect in this case currently.
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the fan might have died in the psu and its overheating. Happened to me with an old Ultra unit.
    
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post #13 of 14
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That is highly unlikely. In the OP he said he was playing games on it and had overclocked on it, so it can handle Windows or at least it could. Doesn't seem like it blew up half way or his hardware is magically taking way more than it could handle when it wasn't doing so before.

As much as we all believe here that generic PSUs are the worst things in the world, I have many of them from OEM systems and they work just fine and if his was working and he doesn't smell smoke, I assume it is still running fine for now. Maybe it will die in only 6 months, maybe Furmark will have his PSU light the whole house on fire but for now it seems okay.



Until the PSU is proven faulty which currently absolutely nothing points to that, it is fine and I'm not sure why it is being brought up. Thermal issues is yet to be ruled out and is the greatest suspect in this case currently.
Well he did say this in another thread of his:
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Alright so heres the question : If i was to STUPIDLY Push the switch from 230V (Europe) To 115v (US) Which i did. (It lit up and my PC didnt start back up again) is there any Possibility i may have STUPIDLY yet again damagedany Hardware? It just lit up and i turned it to 230v as fast as possible. But my computer never started back up. Also there was no sign of Smoke or burning smell. Thanks and yes call me stupid but i like to learn from my mistakes.
That + the Win-Power brand isn't very encouraging no matter how you cut it.
Also, by OEM PSUs I'm guessing you mean the ones bundled with prebuilts from HP, Dell, etc.? Because those are perfectly decent units in general, they're cheap but reliable, nothing like the kind of junk you can pick up for $10-15 such as that Win-Power horror.
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Well he did say this in another thread of his:


That + the Win-Power brand isn't very encouraging no matter how you cut it.
Also, by OEM PSUs I'm guessing you mean the ones bundled with prebuilts from HP, Dell, etc.? Because those are perfectly decent units in general, they're cheap but reliable, nothing like the kind of junk you can pick up for $10-15 such as that Win-Power horror.
Wow, okay then. I really would think something like that would of been mentioned in THIS thread. That PSU is probably dead and possibly multiple other pieces of hardware -_-
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