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How bad are power outages for a PC?

#11steveboblarryPosted 10/5/2013 3:36:26 PM
DerPancake posted...
Update your BIOS in the middle of a thunderstorm for intense moments.


Lol living on the edge eh Pancake
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#12JKatarnPosted 10/5/2013 5:47:18 PM
Buy a quality UPS, problem solved. Technically, brown outs (or power surges) are far worse for electronic components than power outages (of course if the power goes out in the middle of a HD write that's pretty bad).
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#13PhilOnDezPosted 10/5/2013 6:16:29 PM
jake-sf posted...
That one time lightning hit right next to my house, my mother's computer's network card stopped working... why just that, I don't know.


I had this happen back when I had dialup way back when. The strike went through the phone line instead of through the power line. I assume the same could happen with DSL, possibly even cable.

Now that I'm thinking about it though, you can get high end surge protectors with phone and cable plugs.
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#14KamenRiderBladePosted 10/6/2013 12:28:50 AM
I always recommend a UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) for all electronics.

I've had plenty of times where there are power surges, spikes, sags, brown outs.

This has saved my equipment from damage.
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