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I am doing my first build and have to gather all of my parts. My XION Supernova PSU came in and I wanted to make sure it works. Without having this PSU installed into the case and connected to all of necessary components, does anyone know how I can check the PSU to find out if it is ALIVE and working or DOA. I plugged the PSU into an outlet and turned it on. No lights or fans running? Is this thing DOA or Not?
    
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Originally Posted by cartman64 View Post
I am doing my first build and have to gather all of my parts. My XION Supernova PSU came in and I wanted to make sure it works. Without having this PSU installed into the case and connected to all of necessary components, does anyone know how I can check the PSU to find out if it is ALIVE and working or DOA. I plugged the PSU into an outlet and turned it on. No lights or fans running? Is this thing DOA or Not?
PSU doesn't power on by itself, you have to connect it to your motherboard and hit the power button so that the motherboard can tell the PSU to turn on.
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http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...ply-guide.html

That link there will show you how to power up your PSU If you want to test it
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PSU doesn't power on by itself, you have to connect it to your motherboard and hit the power button so that the motherboard can tell the PSU to turn on.
well said!
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Originally Posted by NuclearCrap View Post
PSU doesn't power on by itself, you have to connect it to your motherboard and hit the power button so that the motherboard can tell the PSU to turn on.
Cool! Thanks. I thought I was going to have to start the RMA parade with Newegg. Shows you how much of a newbie I am at this build.
    
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why dont you fill out your specs so we can see what your building.

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You guys rock. I'll keep you posted to say if the PSU was DOA or Not.
    
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Here are my specs. Don't have any balls to OC for now. Thats why I'm looking at a x6800.
    
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