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Will my PSU kill my PC?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I have bought an FSP 500-60APN recently and to be sure I decided to call the retailer today and ask him if it was used before, turns out it was used since 2015, But the retailer is not sure what it was used for...

And ye, the problem is, the 14 Days "Testing period" is over, so I can't return the PSU to the retailer...

So my question is, Will my PSU kill my PC? Is my PSU safe? Will it die out on me? Will it cause performance drops?

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Edit: The PSU has been running fine for now, but I don't know what will happen in the future!

Another edit: PC specs: i5 4590, 8 GB RAM, XFX RX 570 +50% powerlimit no OC

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Its not the best of PSUs but as for killing your PC it should be adequate for your needs.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
13 minutes ago, jimkirk363 said:

Its not the best of PSUs but as for killing your PC it should be adequate for your needs.

So it should run fine? How long do you expect it to run well for?

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1 minute ago, InfinityVive said:

So it should run fine? How long do you expect it to run well for?

It should. How long? Not possible to determine.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, noxdeouroboros said:

It should. How long? Not possible to determine.

And is there anything else I can do the check the PSU's health? (I already tried running FurMark with GPU power limit +50% and cpu burner at the same time for 5 mins)

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7 minutes ago, InfinityVive said:

And is there anything else I can do the check the PSU's health? (I already tried running FurMark with GPU power limit +50% and cpu burner at the same time for 5 mins)

To my knowledge - not so much, but there are psu gurus on the forum, they maybe can answer that better. Don't worry too much, there's nothing you can do about it besides buying a new one. If you can, buy a new quality unit, if you will be upgrading in the future you will be needing new psu anyway.

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6 minutes ago, InfinityVive said:

And is there anything else I can do the check the PSU's health? (I already tried running FurMark with GPU power limit +50% and cpu burner at the same time for 5 mins)

The only thing you could do is checking it for bloated capacitors during a regular check. And that's not only for your psu but for any psu that has been in use for 5+ years.

I've seen a lot of fsp-psu's since they're in regular builds from big companies as well, and none so far had killed anything in the computer when they reached the end-of-life. 

I wouldn't exchange it anyway, the life expectancy of a psu is limited no matter which one you have or going to buy in the future. Unless you know you're upgrading very soon you do not need to worry about it.

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Sir0Tek said:

The only thing you could do is checking it for bloated capacitors during a regular check. And that's not only for your psu but for any psu that has been in use for 5+ years.

I've seen a lot of fsp-psu's since they're in regular builds from big companies as well, and none so far had killed anything in the computer when they reached the end-of-life. 

And how can I check for the "bloated capacitors" and how do they look like?

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Just now, InfinityVive said:

And how can I check for the "bloated capacitors" and how do they look like?

bloated psu capacitors entered in to google search would do the trick...

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