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Post#1 » 25 May 2010, 17:51

PC just turned off and I smell burning

thoughts?

Fan sounded like it was chugging really hard
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Post#2 » 25 May 2010, 18:21

put some water on it!!!
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Post#3 » 25 May 2010, 18:21

ps I have a spare case and power supply if you need
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Post#4 » 25 May 2010, 18:38

Cleaned out fans with hair dryer and vaccuum and it's started up ok

if the power supply did overheat should I replace immediately?
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Post#5 » 25 May 2010, 20:14

if ur machine still works you probably popped a couple of power reg capacitors, nothing too serious, it happened to my old media box and it still worked.

If u know the smoke came from the psu just replace it, if ur not sure check out the caps on ur mobo/gfx etc and see if one has split or is bulging.
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Post#6 » 26 May 2010, 09:09

After closer inspection i think it might be a cooling problem

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Post#7 » 26 May 2010, 14:00

Does the inside of the powersupply smell of burnt plastic? I'd think you're in line for a new powersupply very shortly, on the bright side they're not overly expensive at the moment I think you can get a half decent one with 12V rails for only a bit over $100.

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Post#8 » 04 Jun 2010, 15:59

Kaidagar wrote:Does the inside of the powersupply smell of burnt plastic? I'd think you're in line for a new powersupply very shortly, on the bright side they're not overly expensive at the moment I think you can get a half decent one with 12V rails for only a bit over $100.

Antec have a relatively new psu on the market a 650w for about $130 is semi-modular and got great reviews. I got one for a new PC project, supports SLI and crossfire very stable rails.
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