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Questioning if PSU still safe

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2 hours ago, Craftsman_2222 said:

How safe is it to continue with the same one. Its an HX850i.

Very.

2 hours ago, Craftsman_2222 said:

 As far as I'm concerned my PSU is the only part which could have an issue in the future as it seems like the card failed cause of power surge. 

Highly unlikely.

 

Some times parts go bad and fail.  They don't need to have a cascading effect from your power to whatever.

 

When I was a bench tech, we would have VRMs on a certain MSI board spontaneously shoot a white flame out.  Had nothing to do with the PSU.  😄

 

So I'm running a decently old set up (i7-5820k, 980ti, Intel PCIe SSD/ Sata Samsung Evo) and my GPU just decided to burn itself out when playing God of War (which anyone know how to fix the crashing as well). The game would randomly crash and restart my PC. When the card burnt out the PC went into a small boot loop which is when I started to smell it.

Im looking at getting a new card (6600xt) but I'm worried that the issue isnt resolved and could potentially happen again. As far as I'm concerned my PSU is the only part which could have an issue in the future as it seems like the card failed cause of power surge. Should I think about getting a new PSU as well? How safe is it to continue with the same one. Its an HX850i. I would like to save on cost for fixing my system.

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Are you using the original cables?

How old is the PSU?

 

A general rule of thumb is to change the PSU if you suspect it.

But a HX 850i from Corsair is considered a good PSU with protections and everything, it should be fine unless if it's faulty.

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11 minutes ago, 191x7 said:

Are you using the original cables?

How old is the PSU?

 

A general rule of thumb is to change the PSU if you suspect it.

But a HX 850i from Corsair is considered a good PSU with protections and everything, it should be fine unless if it's faulty.

The PC is about 5 or 6 years at this point with quite a bit of uptime. For this setup with a 6600XT instead of a 980ti what supply wattage would I need?

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39 minutes ago, Craftsman_2222 said:

The PC is about 5 or 6 years at this point with quite a bit of uptime. For this setup with a 6600XT instead of a 980ti what supply wattage would I need?

5-6 years for a HX 850 is not much.

 

What wattage? About the same, 450W.

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2 hours ago, Craftsman_2222 said:

How safe is it to continue with the same one. Its an HX850i.

Very.

2 hours ago, Craftsman_2222 said:

 As far as I'm concerned my PSU is the only part which could have an issue in the future as it seems like the card failed cause of power surge. 

Highly unlikely.

 

Some times parts go bad and fail.  They don't need to have a cascading effect from your power to whatever.

 

When I was a bench tech, we would have VRMs on a certain MSI board spontaneously shoot a white flame out.  Had nothing to do with the PSU.  😄

 

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