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Windows 7: Defective Psu? Bearly 2 months old

14 Feb 2014   #11
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

I think a lot of people think that when their computer has been shut down the power to it has been switched off. This is just not the case as the PSU is still connected to the mains power & any surging or spiking can easily damage it. In fact a really bad one like a lightning strike near to your power line can also damage the motherboard as well.

After shutting down I always turn the power off to my computer both at the UPS & the main wall switch. I also use a surge protector as well & if the are thunder storms about I unplug the computer & UPS from the wall outlet.


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15 Feb 2014   #12
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

do you also completely surround your house with sandbags everytime it rains!? =p
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15 Feb 2014   #13
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

No of course I don't, but I do take sensible precautions to try & reduce damage when possible.
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15 Feb 2014   #14
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

A good reason for having at least a basic APU. A 50-80 dollar investment can save a lot of grief.
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