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Bad psu damaging gpu?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

i got my graphics card just now and i dont know should i put it in my pc rn or wait,i have been told that i have a crappy psu so im buying a new one but it will come to the store in a couple of days. Will putting my gpu now with this psu harm it? I got MS platinum 500 v5.Im getting seasonic focus plus gold 550w as  i can see that it is realy good. (Got i3 6100,h110m gaming motherboard wich im planning to upgrade soon)

 https://ms-start.com/en/ms-platinum-500-v5.aspx

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Likee ^^^ they said, I wouldnt trust something like that... Even more so when it is what is powering your whole computer.. thats the last thing you want to "Cheap out on"


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Well, harming and being unstable is a completely different thing. Not only giving your Graphics card to run off of an inconsistent power supply will cause your GPU to perform slower but it might as well keep crashing entire system when in full load. But still, from what I know, it won't translate to harming but maybe pairing your system off of this output will one time make things worse. Definitely, buy a new PSU according to the total 'watt' your system needs.


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6 hours ago, CaptainSpeedster said:

i got my graphics card just now and i dont know should i put it in my pc rn or wait,i have been told that i have a crappy psu so im buying a new one but it will come to the store in a couple of days. Will putting my gpu now with this psu harm it? I got MS platinum 500 v5.Im getting seasonic focus plus gold 550w as  i can see that it is realy good. (Got i3 6100,h110m gaming motherboard wich im planning to upgrade soon)

 https://ms-start.com/en/ms-platinum-500-v5.aspx

SWITCH PC OFF; IMMEDIATELY! 

Remove the PSU and recycle it. If you know an electronics guy, give it to him.

But do NOT use the PC with that PSU no more!

It is possible with low quality PSU to kill the PC and even you due to shortcuts in construction.

 

With that said, where do you live?

How much money do you have to spend?

Standard Recommendation:

be quiet Pure Power 10

Straight Power 11

Bitfenix Formula

Bitfenix Whisper M

 

400 and 450W versions are more than plenty four most Desktop PCs without OC.


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6 hours ago, Aissy Santos said:

Well, harming and being unstable is a completely different thing.

Not necessarily

It can be unstable because the voltages are harmful because of the lack of stability and high AC on the DC...

 

6 hours ago, Aissy Santos said:

Not only giving your Graphics card to run off of an inconsistent power supply will cause your GPU to perform slower but it might as well keep crashing entire system when in full load.

Run slower isn't true, that usually isn't caused by the PSU.

 

But crashes, reboots, freezes are. And with that its possible that it might cause damage if you experience that...

 

6 hours ago, Aissy Santos said:

But still, from what I know, it won't translate to harming but maybe pairing your system off of this output will one time make things worse.

Yes it might.

Very unstable voltages with high AC part of it is not very healthy for PC Components and at least reduces the lifetime of the components due to higher stress (= and AC) wich causes the components to fail sooner rather than later.

 

If the voltages are bad enough, it will damage the components.

 

Problem:
You can't really know unless its way too late.


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21 minutes ago, Stefan Payne said:

Yes it might.

Very unstable voltages with high AC part of it is not very healthy for PC Components and at least reduces the lifetime of the components due to higher stress (= and AC) wich causes the components to fail sooner rather than later.

The "high AC part of it" doesn't make sense to me. After all, there is no AC flowing off the output as any PSU, not to mention DIY homemade ones use rectifiers, transformers, diodes, and voltage regulators to limit the DC voltage output. And also unstable voltages doesn't necessarily mean high exceeded measurements.  Usually bad PSUs have that inconsistent delivery which, to be honest, I don't know what specific way they affect the components. 


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1 minute ago, Aissy Santos said:

The "high AC part of it" doesn't make sense to me. After all, there is no AC flowing off the output as any PSU, not to mention DIY homemade ones use rectifiers, diodes, and voltage regulators to limit the DC voltage output.

There is an AC Part in the DC. Its usually Called Ripple & Noise but its nothing more than AC.

 

1 minute ago, Aissy Santos said:

And also unstable voltages doesn't necessarily mean high exceeded measurements.  Usually bad PSUs have that inconsistent delivery which, to be honest, I don't know what specific way they affect the components. 

It depends on what the Problem is.

 

With shitty PSU you have probably high AC part, because they (at worse) only use one cap per rail, not the usual CLC filter.

And with that high AC, you can have the problem that the voltage. although the average might be 12V, can peak out at 14V or more, if you are "lucky" and that is one of the reasons why those might destroy the components.

 

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

@Stefan Payne I live in Croatia,i had that psu for a year now and all was/is ok XD....The new gpu is still in the box, cause i dont want to risk it. i did a lot of searchin and in my price range in stores here only good psu is seasonic focus plus gold 550w so i ordered it, its t2 on that list and it has 99% good reviews.

But tnx for information

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