PSU problem

Discussion in 'Computer Cases, Power Supplies and Cooling' started by Solinek, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Solinek

    Solinek New Member

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    Hello so my last PSU broke whe we came back from vaccation so I bought a new one but when I start game my monitor drivers crash (monitor looses signal but pc still runs) my old PSU was 400w new one is 450w. Could new PSU be the problem?

    Old PSU: https://ibb.co/Tw7JJ9w
    New PSU: https://ibb.co/RbD78B0
     
  2. _Kyle_

    _Kyle_ Well-Known Member

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    Well, how did the PSU break? Was it a surge? If so, then other components could be messed up.
     
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  3. Solinek

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    Yeah it was even tho PC was unplugged whole time. How can i find out if anything else is damaged?

    Update: It happens even while I'm doing some casual stuf like watching Netflix.
     
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  4. OmniDyne

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    You're saying the computer received a power surge even though it wasn't plugged in? You're also saying that after replacing the power supply that the problem continued?
     
  5. Solinek

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    I unplugged PC when we were leaving and when we came back I plugged it back pressed power button then sparks came out of PSU and I couldn't turn PC on anymore. I bought new PSU and then monitor problem started.
     
  6. johnb35

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    Sounds like the sparks may have taken something out with it besides the psu. Try a different video card.
     
  7. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    If you saw sparks there's a very good chance it was more than just the PSU that got fried.
     
  8. Solinek

    Solinek New Member

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    I don't have any.. but I could use radeon graphics from CPU.
     
  9. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Well that is most likely what you are using now. To rule out a bad video card, would need to try using a different card.
     
  10. Solinek

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  11. johnb35

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    The 1050 will work just fine in that motherboard.
     
  12. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    You absolutely need to diagnose what the issue is before you just start throwing money at it. Don't buy a GPU on speculation alone.
     
  13. Solinek

    Solinek New Member

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    How can i diagnose?
     
  14. johnb35

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    The only way to diagnose is to replace the parts that it could be that are cheap. If you can borrow a cheap video card from someone you can do it that way. Or if you don't feel like messing with it, you can always have a pc repair place diagnose it for you, with a nominal fee of course.
     
  15. Solinek

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    OK, I finally found friemd that had extra GPU I could borrow so I took old out and put in friend's and problem didn't ocur again so it was GPU after all. Thank you all for your help.
     
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  16. Solinek

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    By the way is my new 450w PSU enough dor gtx 1050?
     
  17. _Kyle_

    _Kyle_ Well-Known Member

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    It's plenty. The GTX 1050 draws power from the PCI slot, anyways.
     
  18. Solinek

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    Thank you^^
     
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