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Just recently had a rather catastrophic system failure and I'm not sure the extent of the damage. I RMA'd the motherboard and CPU but I believe my PSU was spared.

To verify the integrity of the PSU, I started it up via the paperclip mod. It ran clean as far as I could see, no noticeable smells or lights. Is is a good indication that I can boot from it when my parts get back?
post #2 of 6
thats a plus, but you wont really know until you put some sort of load on it.
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No, it is not a good indicator. It merely indicates that it's capable of starting.
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Yeah.

 

Check the voltage as well.

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post #5 of 6
you need to get a good volt/amp meter and test the entire psu.
thats what I would do before I hooked it to any new hardware.
check volts, amps, etc. hook fans to it, old hard drive etc.
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As previously said, basically just states that the PSU will start and run with no load to it.

I'd first use a multimeter to read all of the voltages on the PSU, then I'd hook it up to some older hardware to put some load to it, just in case it does blow, it won't take anything of importance along with it.
    
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