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Determining if a psu is bad

8lec
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Hi.

What are ways to determine if a PSU is bad without risking expensive components. I've heard you can use multi-meters but I don't know how to test one.

 

My friend's system won't even boot anymore. His graphics card got fried and now even his fans won't turn on (no gpu installed on a b450 and r2600 system), I just want to know if the psu is bad.

Thx

 

P.S: If you think it's too long for you to explain, link an article, thx :)

  • CPU
    i3-6100
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte H110m ds2
  • RAM
    16gb 2400MHz Corsair Vengence
  • GPU
    1660 super
  • Storage
    500GB 860 EVO & 1TB seagate hdd
  • PSU
    Corsair CX750
  • Audio
    Superlux HD660 Reference Closed Back Headphones
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 (1907)
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14 minutes ago, 8lec said:

Hi.

What are ways to determine if a PSU is bad without risking expensive components. I've heard you can use multi-meters but I don't know how to test one.

 

My friend's system won't even boot anymore. His graphics card got fried and now even his fans won't turn on (no gpu installed on a b450 and r2600 system), I just want to know if the psu is bad.

Thx

 

P.S: If you think it's too long for you to explain, link an article, thx :)

A good cursory check is to just see if there's a burning smell coming from the PSU itself. Here's an article for using a multimeter: https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-manually-test-a-power-supply-with-a-multimeter-2626158

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8 minutes ago, Starelementpoke said:

A good cursory check is to just see if there's a burning smell coming from the PSU itself. Here's an article for using a multimeter: https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-manually-test-a-power-supply-with-a-multimeter-2626158

Thankyou so much

  • CPU
    i3-6100
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte H110m ds2
  • RAM
    16gb 2400MHz Corsair Vengence
  • GPU
    1660 super
  • Storage
    500GB 860 EVO & 1TB seagate hdd
  • PSU
    Corsair CX750
  • Audio
    Superlux HD660 Reference Closed Back Headphones
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 (1907)
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