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Possible PSU issue? Need advice please

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Hey everyone, so my beloved computer (specs: Q6600, GTX 460, gigabyte P35-DS3R, windows xp 32bit, Corsair CMPSU-620HX 620-Watt HX PSU), is almost coming up on 4 years now and I was fortunate enough to not have any major problems, however that may look like things have changed.

About a week ago it froze during the loading of windows and after I hit the reset button the whole machine turned off and wouldn't turn back on (power button had no response). This isn't that out of the norm however and had happened a few times rarely in the past. The solution was to reach in the back and turn off the power switch wait a bit and turn it back on, then press the power button to start the whole thing up again. My understanding was that something funky happened in the PSU where it had to disable something that could only be reset by flipping the power switch on and off. ( I'm really bad with the terminology here )

However most recently the computer froze up at desktop once it booted up which caused me to restart the computer, however instead of rebooting the computer just turned off and refused to turn back on. I tried the same method of flipping the power switch in the back on and off and pressed the power button again. The computer lit up for only a few seconds before turning off again and refusing to respond. It was only after flipping the power switch on/off and waiting longer before hitting the power button did the computer finally come back on and boot successfully to desktop. This whole issue concerns me dearly though and leads me to believe that possibly the PSU may be dying? Anyone have any advice or comments?

-PS: got no warning beeps or anything from the BIOS during this whole process and it even remembered my mild OC settings.
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