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Old 04-04-2012, 08:31 PM   #1
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Default Looks like a dead PSU. Smells like it

Hi, had a power cut, but tis ok got me a surge protector. Booted pc back up. Loud electronic crackling. Thing powers down burning smell? Wont power on. No life. Using my nose I smelt out the XFX XXX Extreme edition 650W PSU. It's about 20 months old. I think I might of heard the sound earlier that day, wasn't sure though, had headphones on and I thought it was my radiator (electric).

So? I guess I can send it back to XFX for warranty (2 yr). Should the PSU of died? I bought an expensive one so it wouldn't crack up. Currently running

Q6700 @ stock
5850 vapor-x
x38 board skt 775
3 HDDs

Should it of died really?


1: Q6700 @ stock 3GHz 775 6GB-DDR800 ASROCK penryn 1600SLI, 1GB ATI RAEDON 5770 ~ 3TB internal;
2: 3.2Ghz Phenom 9550 Black ed 4GB-DDR3, ASUS skt AM3, HD 4850 512MB
3: Core i7 3.2GHz, 6GB DDR3, 512MB EN8800GT, 1TB Internal
4: Athlon 4000+ skt 939 6600GT 3GB
5: P4 3.4GHz, 3GB-DDR, ASUS skt 775, ATI RAEDON 9550
+ all my other lovely comp parts :)
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:39 PM   #2
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Sounds like it shouldn't have died... :|
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