Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Power Supplies › Girlfriend computer issues. PSUs keep exploding
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Girlfriend computer issues. PSUs keep exploding

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Yeah, they explode. Twice now, in fact. One was a Corsair 650w and the other was her stock PSU of 500w. I A year ago, she was running an old GTX 470 on the 650w when that went. Just now, her 500w went up. Now her house is older and there are no three pronged outlets and she has to use a cheater plug. I know very little about this, but I'm curious as to whether or not this may be doing it. I know both GPUs were able to support her specs but I can't think of anything else that might be doing it.
Oddyseus
(17 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 750 P7P55 WS SUPERCOMPUTER NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 
RAMRAMHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair  Corsair  1TB Hitatchi 7200 RPM ASUS DVDRW 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Home Premium ASUS VH232  Dell 16" Logitech G110 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
XFX BE 750w CM 690 Logitec G700 There's a slot for a mouse pad now? 
Audio
ASUS Xonar Essence STX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core-i5 520M Acer Aspire 5740 ATI Radeon 5650m 4GB DDR3 1066 
Hard DriveAudio
320GB 5400RPM Creative X-Fi HD 
  hide details  
Reply
Oddyseus
(17 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 750 P7P55 WS SUPERCOMPUTER NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 
RAMRAMHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair  Corsair  1TB Hitatchi 7200 RPM ASUS DVDRW 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Home Premium ASUS VH232  Dell 16" Logitech G110 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
XFX BE 750w CM 690 Logitec G700 There's a slot for a mouse pad now? 
Audio
ASUS Xonar Essence STX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core-i5 520M Acer Aspire 5740 ATI Radeon 5650m 4GB DDR3 1066 
Hard DriveAudio
320GB 5400RPM Creative X-Fi HD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 5
Get proper wiring in the house.
post #3 of 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by JackCY View Post

Get proper wiring in the house.

Yes please!

Also buy one of those cheap "surge protector" power strips. Not sure if it will help at all but better safe than sorry.
post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
She was running on a surge protector both times. I'm considering a UPS but I'm leery about getting another PSU without isolating the problem yet.
Oddyseus
(17 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 750 P7P55 WS SUPERCOMPUTER NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 
RAMRAMHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair  Corsair  1TB Hitatchi 7200 RPM ASUS DVDRW 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Home Premium ASUS VH232  Dell 16" Logitech G110 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
XFX BE 750w CM 690 Logitec G700 There's a slot for a mouse pad now? 
Audio
ASUS Xonar Essence STX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core-i5 520M Acer Aspire 5740 ATI Radeon 5650m 4GB DDR3 1066 
Hard DriveAudio
320GB 5400RPM Creative X-Fi HD 
  hide details  
Reply
Oddyseus
(17 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 750 P7P55 WS SUPERCOMPUTER NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 
RAMRAMHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair  Corsair  1TB Hitatchi 7200 RPM ASUS DVDRW 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Home Premium ASUS VH232  Dell 16" Logitech G110 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
XFX BE 750w CM 690 Logitec G700 There's a slot for a mouse pad now? 
Audio
ASUS Xonar Essence STX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core-i5 520M Acer Aspire 5740 ATI Radeon 5650m 4GB DDR3 1066 
Hard DriveAudio
320GB 5400RPM Creative X-Fi HD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ibage View Post

She was running on a surge protector both times. I'm considering a UPS but I'm leery about getting another PSU without isolating the problem yet.

Before doing that I would ask an electrician to come look at your house and see what can be worked out.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Power Supplies
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Power Supplies › Girlfriend computer issues. PSUs keep exploding