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Windows 7: PSU danger to hardware?


09 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 proffesional 64bit
 
 
PSU danger to hardware?

Hey wanted to ask one thing.
Can any PSU problem couse problems to hardware? exemple if my PSU burns could it burn rest of my PC 2?
Asking becuz im using cheap energon 750w PSU

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09 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

It depends on how the power supply fails. If it fails in such a way that the voltage outputs exceed their limts, it could damage other hardware in the computer. This includes having the voltages be too low as well.
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09 Oct 2010   #3

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

What pbcopter said.

And also, a PSU is the last component in a PC that you should try to save money on. It's probably the one component in your PC that should be really "high end".
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09 Oct 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Some light reading regarding PSU's,

Power Supply Information and Selection - Tech Support Forum

and a review of some cheap power supplies,

The Bargain Basement Power Supply Roundup Review
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09 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 proffesional 64bit
 
 

So if im getting i7 950 gtx260 6gb ddr3 1600mhz ram this PSU will be inaf good?
CORSAIR PSU 850W 14CM ATX12V2.2 80+
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