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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I was looking for a 24 pin to 8 pin adapter for my Dell optiplex 7020, then someone told me that he had a "500 Watt Modified PSU" That had an 8 Pin connector... Till now he sent me no photos, he just offered it out of the blue... So is that PSU he is offering legit? Will that PSU explode in my face when I try using it?

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How are we supposed to know?
It sounds like it's something he modified himself and is selling.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, dizmo said:

How are we supposed to know?
It sounds like it's something he modified himself and is selling.

I will try to edit this topic after I get the photos

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Folks, What is the stress test I should use to see if the PSU is not faulty, and how long should I keep it running? I need an answer ASAP, Pleaseeee

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It's not improbable that someone has modded a PSU to work in that Dell.  Did he say why he modded the PSU he has?  Was it specifically for a machine he used it in?  Ask the other guy some more questions.  

 

And you'll need equipment to test a PSU.  Either actual PSU testing equipment or PC components.  And I don't think you want to test a PSU with your actual PC components to see if it's faulty.  

 

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
18 minutes ago, nick name said:

It's not improbable that someone has modded a PSU to work in that Dell.  Did he say why he modded the PSU he has?  Was it specifically for a machine he used it in?  Ask the other guy some more questions.  

 

And you'll need equipment to test a PSU.  Either actual PSU testing equipment or PC components.  And I don't think you want to test a PSU with your actual PC components to see if it's faulty.  

 

 

and if a PSU failed, what can it burn away with it?

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Just now, InfinityVive said:

and if a PSU failed, what can it burn away with it?

Worst case: everything.  Lucky case: just the PSU.  The other thing, though, is that the PSU could run without giving you any reason to suspect anything is wrong while it delivers bad power to your motherboard which could lead to component failures.  


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Did you ask that guy any more questions?


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49 minutes ago, InfinityVive said:

Till now he sent me no photos

Does that mean he just now sent them to you?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
26 minutes ago, TrainFan2020 said:

Does that mean he just now sent them to you?

-.- seriously, I said I will edit it when he sends me photos, please keep a follow on this topic till I get the photos

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Posted · Original PosterOP

BTW, What is the best way to know if the PSU won't damage my PC in a long term situation? how can I be sure the PSU is working perfectly fine and won't cause long term problems like Hard Drive failure?

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3 hours ago, InfinityVive said:

BTW, What is the best way to know if the PSU won't damage my PC in a long term situation? how can I be sure the PSU is working perfectly fine and won't cause long term problems like Hard Drive failure?

The only way to check is to connect it to a load tester, and oscilloscope, and other expensive equipment to measure voltages, ripple and other electrical characteristics. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
13 hours ago, OrionFOTL said:

The only way to check is to connect it to a load tester, and oscilloscope, and other expensive equipment to measure voltages, ripple and other electrical characteristics. 

 

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20 minutes ago, InfinityVive said:

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did you manage to get the pictures?


Please quote or tag  @Ben17 if you want to see a reply.

If I don't reply it's probly because I am in a different time zone or haven't seen your message yet but I will reply when I see it ? 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, Ben17 said:

did you manage to get the pictures?

Nope, he said tommorow, that's why I posted that bruh

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15 minutes ago, InfinityVive said:

Nope, he said tommorow, that's why I posted that bruh

ok just thought id ask


Please quote or tag  @Ben17 if you want to see a reply.

If I don't reply it's probly because I am in a different time zone or haven't seen your message yet but I will reply when I see it ? 

 

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On 1/3/2020 at 1:59 PM, InfinityVive said:

Nope, he said tommorow, that's why I posted that bruh

any update with the PSU?

 


Please quote or tag  @Ben17 if you want to see a reply.

If I don't reply it's probly because I am in a different time zone or haven't seen your message yet but I will reply when I see it ? 

 

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