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Can an old, perhaps faulty, PSU damage components?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Pete.Dakota, 5 Oct 2009.

  1. Pete.Dakota

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Aug 2009

    Posts: 1,015

    Location: Surrey, UK

    I'm building a new rig soon. As I'm on a budget, I'm going to be using the OCZ 600W PSU from my old PC - which has died. I suspected the motherboard to be the cause, but have been told that a faulty PSU can sometimes make the motherboard act erratically.

    I don't want to buy £700's worth of shiny new components if this old PSU is just going to blow them up. Is it wise to play it safe and order a new one? It's about 3 years old.

    Regards,
    Pete.
     
  2. widnesjohn

    Gangster

    Joined: 13 Aug 2009

    Posts: 371

    Location: widnes

    well i wouldnt risk it with that money worth of componets buy a new psu or make sure that psu is working correctly
     
  3. widnesjohn

    Gangster

    Joined: 13 Aug 2009

    Posts: 371

    Location: widnes

    and the age of it wont help just buy a new 1 there pretty cheap for 600w psu of a trusted brand its probily 1 of the only i would never skimp cash on in my system