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Should I replace my old, but working PSU?

post #1 of 15
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It's a Seasonic X-650 and it's been going strong for over 5 years.
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post #2 of 15
I'd still use it. Couple more years at least.
    
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post #3 of 15
I see no harm done using it until you need something better.
post #4 of 15
That thing came with Hitachi and Chemicon lytic caps and a quality ball-bearing fan, I wouldn't be surprised if it lasts for one decade or even more.
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post #5 of 15
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Yeah you're all saying what I was thinking- keep using it. Nevertheless I looked up the symptoms of a failing PSU to be on the lookout for. Sounds like if I start getting blue screens, or reboots under load, or failure to boot the system it's time to swap it out.
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post #6 of 15
If you have doubts about your PSU test it with a digal multi meter.
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post #7 of 15
What brand capacitors does it contain? If they're Japanese -- United Chemicon, Nippon Chemicon, Rubycon, Panasonic, Sanyo/Sun, Nichicon -- anything but TK, then they're probably fine. I'm using a vintage 1999 PSU from an Acer with Japanese caps, and 4 years ago they still tested good for capacitance and ESR. On the other hand, capacitors from Taiwan, mainland China, or even Korea have a good chance of failing in 3-5 years.
post #8 of 15
Can the voltage say in ones bios give any indication to the health of a psu?

Like the +5 12v etc. readings?
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post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by LikesToSlide View Post

It's a Seasonic X-650 and it's been going strong for over 5 years.

Had to do an RMA on mine just two days before the end of the 5 year deadline. Lucky me, and the replacement is going great guns here thumb.gif .
post #10 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by djsi38t View Post

Can the voltage say in ones bios give any indication to the health of a psu?

Like the +5 12v etc. readings?

Can't really trust those readings, need a multi meter.
    
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