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Windows 7: Think I broke my power supply

10 Oct 2010   #1
sammmmmy195

7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Think I broke my power supply

Was playing just cause 2 and the power suddenly turned off. I can't turn it on now, when it's plugged in all I can hear is a high pitched buzz coming from my power supply. When I turn it off, the sound gets higher in frequency briefly and then turns off. What has happened?


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10 Oct 2010   #2
sammmmmy195

7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

If it is broken, any suggestions for good, reliable and fairly cheap PSUs to replace it with? Preferably one that can handle being on for more than a few hours. This computer is relatively new and built by me
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10 Oct 2010   #3
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Was there a thunderstorm of power cut off due to which your pc turned off? Open your computer and check your power supply for burning smell. Also, it could also be a faulty modem/video card which must be causing this issue.
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10 Oct 2010   #4
sammmmmy195

7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

definitely wasn't a power cut. No burning smell but the power supply is the thing making the unhealthy noises. If it was the video card I think it would turn on, even if it had no display. Also the motherboard has a built in graphics card so it should still boot. Any PSU suggestions?
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10 Oct 2010   #5
sammmmmy195

7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Cooler Master Silent PRO 600W Modular PSU ?
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10 Oct 2010   #6
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

if you just built this rig shouldnt you be able to take the psu back for warenty ?

also reliable power supplys can be from any brand im using coolmax 600 watt some people like this brand some dont some go with cooler master or antec just depends on what you are looking for i would look at a psu based on system needs

I mean by that if you need power for you're gpu or other hardware that needs a certain amount of power to function it is always reccomended to get a higher wattage in case to assure juice is going to the harware other then that you might be looking at atleast 100.00 dollars or less out of pocket for a psu that will take care of your current needs


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10 Oct 2010   #7
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sammmmmy195 View Post
Cooler Master Silent PRO 600W Modular PSU ?
Yep, that can make your PC run again. So you're sure its the power supply which is faulty?
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10 Oct 2010   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Would help immensely to know your system specs before making any kind of a recommendation.

Also if the power supply did go, it may or may not have taken other things with it. Once you do get a replacement don't be surprised if you have to start replacing other components as well.

P.S. What is the make and model of your current PSU?
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10 Oct 2010   #9
sammmmmy195

7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I have a 600W stealthxstream OCZ. Radeon HD 5830. AMD Phenom 955 3.2 GHz quad core. Antec two hudnred gaming case. Gigabyte 880GMA-UD2H. 4gb of ddr3 ram.
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10 Oct 2010   #10
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Would help immensely to know your system specs before making any kind of a recommendation.
It's always amazing how we can dispense recomendations with such little info.

In short system specs helps to provide the BEST recommendations/solutions possible. A detailed description of the incident helps as well.

With that said, did you ever notice any other strange behaviors before the power supply went dead.

And as stormy said, you could have other problems.

My two cents

BTW...

Info on power supplies …

- Recommended Power Supplies | silentpcreview.com
- Everything You Need to Know About Power Supplies | Hardware Secrets
- How to Buy a Power Supply - wikiHow
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