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Old 05-18-2013, 01:17 AM   #1
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Hey, for a couple of weeks now my pc is emitting a strange smell when im playing graphical intensive game. Today i tried to do a couple of stress tests, CPU stress test is normal, when i tried furmark, the smell came back, when i tried both my pc locked up. I believe that my power supply is jacked up, i believe its even an OEM.

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Old 05-18-2013, 08:40 AM   #2
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If you're getting an odor it means something is over heating or a cap has popped.
Need you to list the parts in your system. Or is it a pre built?
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:09 AM   #3
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I changed the PSU, now there is no smell, even after the burn in test, thanks anyway
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:40 PM   #4
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Good thing you did, it would've taken out your system.

By the way, don't wait to see what's the deal is, look into it for any unusual smell or sound.
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:18 PM   #5
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I took apart the PSU and i found 4 burn spots and a burned wire, so yah...
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Wow man you one of the lucky ones good job you caught it when you did good job
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