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About jonnyGURU

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    Not appreciated here
  • Birthday Jan 29, 1971

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  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor
  • Motherboard
    Asus PRIME B550M-K Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16
  • GPU
    Asus Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB STRIX GAMING OC
  • Case
    Fractal Design Meshify C Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case
  • Storage
    Corsair MP600 Force Series Gen4 x2 (1x 1TB, 1x 2TB)
  • PSU
    Corsair SF600 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular SFX
  • Cooling
    Corsair A500
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K95 Platinum XT
  • Mouse
    Corsair Nightsword
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. Was it this?: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/corsair-recalls-sf-series-platinum-psus-over-failure-concerns Because that was a known issue that was quickly resolved.
  2. What makes a mining PSU a mining PSU is that the fan spins at 100% RPM 100% of the time so they can sell 850W PSUs as 1500W PSUs.
  3. So the fan really doesn't ramp up with temperature already? It's just always on, always max temperature? Yeah. You should be safe with having the fan off as long as the BD1 temperature doesn't exceed 80°C.
  4. You need a new PSU and it has to be an EVGA P6? LOL!
  5. Ok. So no POST. And you don't know what parts are used in the build?
  6. Yeah. It is the oldest part and no PSU lasts forever. So you might as well give it a shot.
  7. It "sounds like" it's booting up? That doesn't make sense. Do you not see anything on the monitor? Is the motherboard POSTing? You keep saying "booting up", but you need to know that there's power, the POST (the BIOS comes up) then boot (going into the O.S.).
  8. Depends on what exploded. Typically, a PFC MOSFET is what explodes (not a capacitor as Caroline implies). If the thermal paste dries up or wasn't properly applied in the first place, the FET can easily suffer thermal runaway can occur causing it to blow.
  9. The transformer typically isn't the hottest component. It's typically the bridge rectifier, especially at lower mains voltages, or the PFC MOSFETs. You might want to put some thermistors on the BD, PFC FETs, PWM FETs, T1 and the SR to make sure none of them exceed 100°C.
  10. It depends on the PSU. Many of them just use a thermistor. But some PSUs, like the RM, use an MCU because the fan is controlled by temperature, load and then there's a hysteresis to prevent the fan from twitching off and on if it's on the precipice of turning on. I don't recommend modding a PSU fan. Not because you're going to shock yourself. But because they already have a fan curve that's tailored to keep the components cool. If you slow down your CPU or GPU, what happens? They throttle. Or your PC crashes. You slow down your PSU fan and it's no
  11. Ok. You didn't say it wasn't new. So, a PSU always delivers +5V regardless. So maybe that's what the "sends power" you're talking about it? Or are you actually able to power up the PC, but you get nothing on the monitor (no POST)?
  12. If it's a brand new PSU, this smell is not unusual. It should burn off in time.