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Is there any way for me to test if my power supply is failing?

#1snae99Posted 3/7/2014 10:53:52 AM
My PC has been freezing quite a bit lately and so I've been checking what could possibly be causing it. CPU/graphics card temps are fine, and harddrive is fine. I've checked for viruses/malware and there are none.

Only thing left that could be the issue is memory, motherboard and the power supply... Reason why I'm singling out power supply is because the other day my computer wouldn't turn on until I removed the power cord from it and plugged it back in. My PC usually freezes after it has been on for a few hours as well, so maybe it's just not generating enough power to run it? idk

Anyways I'd appreciate any help I can get on this matter.
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#2SnadadosPosted 3/7/2014 11:05:02 AM
Unfortunately the easiest way for the average consumer to tell is it get another PSU and see if everything works.
The equipment needed to test the various functions of a PSU is much more than the cost of a new PSU

That is the same with many PC components, the best way to troubleshoot a problem is to have another PC with compatible parts so you can swap components back and forth to see how things run with the various configurations.
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#3neroAngeloPosted 3/7/2014 11:05:43 AM
If you have a spare graphics card that has simular power requirements, you could swap it in and see if you still have issues. I think there are programs that can test your RAM to eliminate that.
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#4ClouddxPosted 3/7/2014 11:06:51 AM
Run memtest for ram.
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#5snae99(Topic Creator)Posted 3/7/2014 11:20:40 AM
Alright I'll run memtest later today. And sadly I do not have a spare graphics card though it will really suck if I need to get a new one >_>. Is there some sort of stress test for graphics cards so I can completely rule that out? Cause if I can rule out everything but the power supply I'll just go ahead and buy a new one.
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#6StopthinkPosted 3/7/2014 11:38:00 AM
Check to see if the fan is working properly in your PSU.
#7SnadadosPosted 3/7/2014 11:41:11 AM
You can run something like the 3D mark 11 demo or Valley bench mark to stress your CPU and GPU.
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#8dayne195Posted 3/7/2014 11:43:17 AM
You have integrated graphics though, don't you?
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#9Rud3BwoyPosted 3/7/2014 11:44:35 AM
how the heck does mem test test your psu?lol

i think this kid is trolling you mem test won't check your
#10SampsonMPosted 3/7/2014 11:47:51 AM
If you think it's failing, it probably is.

Unless it's still relatively new, or you're really hard up for money right now, I wouldn't risk it. Bad PSUs can ultimately destroy the rest of your rig.

Just go order a new one, get a SeaSonic.
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