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So my power supply is acting up. It just randomly cuts out. I don't really know why. It doesn't do it under stress, or when any devices are plugged in or removed, when ports are wiggled. Nothing. All I know is unless it's given a steady break before being powered back up, it cuts out again within 3 seconds of being started up. I took it in to my local computer shop, the whole rig to be tested as so they can prove its the power supply to give me the money back on the warranty. After running it for almost 5 working days straight under rigorous stress tests it did not fail them once.

I take it home, it works fine again for 1-2 weeks and them boom. Same problem.

I've bit by bit powered up hardware to the same result, so it can only be the power supply or the motherboard as far as I can tell. Nothing seems to be surging it or overloading it such as faulty equipment e.g. mouse or keyboard.

It's just so temperamental, and I don't want to commit to purchasing a new part to find it was something else that was the issue....

I'm just stumped as of what to do next, any help?
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But you dont say which PSU you have
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Which psu do you have and what are your other pc specs?
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If its a cheap one or is too low for your PC specifications, then no wonder why.
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post #5 of 5
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Originally Posted by CammyWammy View Post

I took it in to my local computer shop, the whole rig to be tested as so they can prove its the power supply to give me the money back on the warranty. After running it for almost 5 working days straight under rigorous stress tests it did not fail them once.
They didn't do rigorous testing unless they included kinetic measures on everything except the mechanical memory system, i.e. wack the thing every few seconds while the hard disk was turned off or moved outside the case. I think you have a marginal short between the motherboard and case or a bad connection, including solder connections inside the PSU.
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