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does anyone know how to do a psu stress test to see if its failing or not?
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post #2 of 9
Multimeter. Not sure how though. Should be some FAQS around.
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post #3 of 9
A Multimeter is the best way. There is no actuall BENCHMARK for it really. However you can also monitor the voltages in something called Speedfan found here :http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
post #4 of 9
I agree, however i wouldn;t go by the voltages shown by speedfan, they have many times proven to be unreliable, but a good place to start.
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post #5 of 9
They do sell PSU testers as well. Just use one of them while running Prime95, RTHDRIBL, and HDTach at the same time. This should stress out and force near maximum power consumption. Run and monitor for a few hours to let heat build up.

http://www.reviews.pimprig.com/misce...psu_tester.php
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post #6 of 9
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i tested it and it seems fine, what do you think would make the computer turn on after its turned off. i mean the fans go off and everything and than it comes back on. i tested a bunch of stuff and its not an all the time thing. sometimes it does it sometimes its fine.
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post #7 of 9
As said Speedfan is good sometimes for a general reading however for a decent reading you want a Multimeter.
post #8 of 9
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it feels like it started doing this after a windows update, do you guys know anything that might have done this?
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post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by languy99 View Post
it feels like it started doing this after a windows update, do you guys know anything that might have done this?
Windows update wouldnt have done this. If your PSU is put under huge stress then it could cause damage.
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