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smell coming from old computers power supply,,, but its still powering on...

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My older rig in my house and the computer I let everyone else use has a nasty burning plastic//dust smell coming from the back of the PSU,, but it still powers on and works,,

Now most likely it is dust filled or the fan isnt spinning right and im about to clean it out with a can of air and some disecting,,,, if i clean it out can I still use it or once it starts to smell do you just chuck it to the curb and get a new one,,

never had a burnt PSU issue
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 3.6 ghz ABIT IP35 PRO EVGA 8800 Ultra 4 gb G.Skill 8000 - @ 1040 
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150 gig Raptor + 800 gigs of storage Vista 64 Ultimate Dell Ultra Sharp 24" Saitek 
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Ultra X3 1000w Maxtop Server Case - blacked out Copperhead 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 3.6 ghz ABIT IP35 PRO EVGA 8800 Ultra 4 gb G.Skill 8000 - @ 1040 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
150 gig Raptor + 800 gigs of storage Vista 64 Ultimate Dell Ultra Sharp 24" Saitek 
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Ultra X3 1000w Maxtop Server Case - blacked out Copperhead 
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No more expensive than they are pitch it. When mine started smelling it gave up the ghost pretty quick afterwards. It is a fire hazzard and it may dammage your system when it blows, and yes I do speak from expierence.
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amd 4000+ Asus A8N32-SLI deluxe Windows XP Tatung 15" 
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older than yours 600 watt ocz thermaltake tsunami memorex 
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amd 4000+ Asus A8N32-SLI deluxe Windows XP Tatung 15" 
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older than yours 600 watt ocz thermaltake tsunami memorex 
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