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OOohhh, so it's not the PSU that destroys it, but it's the lack of power (yep, I can be that thick sometimes. Wow). So the system essentially destroys itself, in a sense. Right?
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OOohhh, so it's not the PSU that destroys it, but it's the lack of power (yep, I can be that thick sometimes. Wow). So the system essentially destroys itself, in a sense. Right?
Kind of sort of. I'm not saying that it is a guarantee but it is a real possibility.
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Well now I feel like a special ed child locked in a closet. I pulled the tx750w out and plugged it all in...and it turned on like nothing was ever wrong in the world.

It refused to start no matter what I did to it a few weeks ago...figured it for bricked.

Good thing I didn't throw it away or eat it or something.

Guess my power problems are gone for now.

Thanks all.
    
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Well now I feel like a special ed child locked in a closet. I pulled the tx750w out and plugged it all in...and it turned on like nothing was ever wrong in the world.

It refused to start no matter what I did to it a few weeks ago...figured it for bricked.

Good thing I didn't throw it away or eat it or something.

Guess my power problems are gone for now.

Thanks all.
Yep your welcome. That 700+ should hold you over.. +1
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I'm just happy that I can start my computer without fear of it laughing at me in a quiet kind of way.
    
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Nice . I'm not an expert, but regarding the power supply failure thing, I'm pretty sure it kills components when something shorts out or fails in the psu causing massive voltage and/or current spikes, not the absence of power. A quality psu should have safeguards in place to shut off when this happens, cheap ones often don't.
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post #27 of 33
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Well now I feel like a special ed child locked in a closet. I pulled the tx750w out and plugged it all in...and it turned on like nothing was ever wrong in the world.

It refused to start no matter what I did to it a few weeks ago...figured it for bricked.

Good thing I didn't throw it away or eat it or something.

Guess my power problems are gone for now.

Thanks all.
Woo HOo Grats!

With the 520, it is kinda pushing it.
If your TX gies again try a Corsair 620HX, simliar to your older one cept more powerful
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post #28 of 33
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Originally Posted by Clinic View Post
Well now I feel like a special ed child locked in a closet. I pulled the tx750w out and plugged it all in...and it turned on like nothing was ever wrong in the world.

It refused to start no matter what I did to it a few weeks ago...figured it for bricked.

Good thing I didn't throw it away or eat it or something.

Guess my power problems are gone for now.

Thanks all.
Whew, I'm glad you didn't eat it! That would've been... interesting.
post #29 of 33
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Whew, I'm glad you didn't eat it! That would've been... interesting.
Well don't put any bets down yet. After running the TX for about 20minutes, I started to notice that my temps were starting to go up (see 65c idle). Obviously this scared the crap out of me, so I started checking things and then suddenly it just shut down. I have come to the conclusion that the power supply is in fact a brick and will be looking into contacting corsair to replace/fix/whatev the thing.

Well thats a let down. Oh well, another 2 weeks before payday again anyway, I can figure it out from there.
    
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Well I guess you got one good last run out of it! My condolences for your loss.
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