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If your power supply is starting to die....can that damage your motherboard over time????????????????
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post #2 of 11
It wouldn't be over time, it would kill your entire computer all at once. Replace that PSU immediately if you suspect it's going out!
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post #3 of 11
a faulty/dying psu can destroy a lot of thing
post #4 of 11
It can kill every part in your PC. If you suspect it's dying you better replace it right away. That is a nice PSU though and it shouldn't be dying really. Are you sure it's the PSU and how do you know?
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post #5 of 11
A dying power supply may or may not take a component when it dies.

It is possible that more than just your motherboard will go with it.

What symptoms are you having?
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post #6 of 11
If you hear any kind of "Clicking" noises, get out of the house immeditately.
    
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nechen View Post
If you hear any kind of "Clicking" noises, get out of the house immeditately.
More like unplug it, don't just run away and let it start a fire or something.
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post #8 of 11
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My PSU is not dying at all. I was just curious is all!
My PSU is only 2 years old. However, with that said, I had my rig OCed for about 4 months. Does OCing stress the PSU more? How many more years will my PSU last?


Thanks! =)
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post #9 of 11
it stresses ure psu because when u oc o will need more voltages
    
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by NateDaGw821 View Post
My PSU is not dying at all. I was just curious is all!
My PSU is only 2 years old. However, with that said, I had my rig OCed for about 4 months. Does OCing stress the PSU more? How many more years will my PSU last?


Thanks! =)
OC'ing does stress the PSU more than normal because the components will draw more current. PSU life is really not predictible, it depends on thousands of variables such as operating temperature, load, quality of components used, manufacturing defects, etc...
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