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Leaking capacitor?

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Yesterday my PC started turning off on it's own, no BSOD or freezing, just went black. Happened every 1-2 hours before I swapped it out for my old PSU.

It's a Corsair TX850W and I've had it around 2.5 years. I looked inside and noticed some kind of dark gray substance on all the small capacitors, the large one seemed fine. Here's a couple pics:





All 3 of the smaller ones I coudl find had this on top. Are they leaking or is it something else?
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Honestly to me... it looks like someone used a sharpie and put a dot on the Caps... They are not bulging at all it looks like.
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Originally Posted by kill View Post

Honestly to me... it looks like someone used a sharpie and put a dot on the Caps... They are not bulging at all it looks like.

I agree with this. If they were leaking your would see them bulge out also. they are not going to leak like that and also usually they leak at the bottom not the top.
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Interesting. Well I think there's something wrong with it regardless since I've been running for almost 6 hours with my old hx620w now with no shut downs. I guess I'll just RMA it if it's still under warranty.

By the way, will my Corsair hx620w be enough for this system?

Core i7 950
Asus P6X58D-E mobo
gtx 570
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