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Could my PSU be faulty?

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So, I've had an Antec EarthWatts 380w PSU for about 3 years now.

A bit after I bought it (as part of the Antec 2480 case), there was an accident where the PC kept constantly rebooting for an entire night.

After that, I was not able to overclock my E7300 to 4.0Ghz anymore..

And ever since, stability has been rather flimsy:

- Bluescreen, even at stock, randomly.
- Persistent "Display Driver Crashed" errors, sometimes leading to BSOD.
- I had a stick of RAM in there that died.

Now, it could be because of the 2 year-old copy of Vista, but I remember similar issues before.

In all, I feel iffy even about replacing the PSU, because I'm afraid the components have been damaged, my hunch is from an irregular voltage.

Basically, I'm wondering how I can check whether I could still use my PSU/Components.. or whether I should sell it all on eBay under a huge "As-Is" sign..

Thanks, all.
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post #2 of 5
Are you certain its a PSU problem, maybe not the mo-bo?
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post #3 of 5
Have you tried reinstalling vista? Good to reinstall every couple of months. (i reckon) Have you tried increasing Ram Voltage? Vcore Voltage?
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Whatever it is - how do I find out?
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