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Can a "dirty" power from the wall hurt my pc long term or only till it improves?

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I'm in a hotel for the next 20ish days... and the hotel power plug is not the most ideal place to plug in a powerful gaming rig... can this hurt my pc long term?

 

things happening are:

 

static/snow in my display

buzzing/static in usb headphones (via a fulla schiit)

random slow downs

it only happened once or twice but jumpy mouse.

 

 

I know it's not my pc because when the hotel is empty and there are less people to drain on the power, every one of those symptoms stop. what I wanna know is, when I move, will this stop for good. assuming that I move where the power is less dodgy. 

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Depending on the power delivered, it can effect the display.

for example in europe we use 100V power but the US uses 70V.

Put your PSU should take care of these differences.

 

also is the computer well grounded?

Static charges from carpet can seep into the casing and distort signals. ( as in the sound of your USB headphones ) 

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Consider investing in a UPS system if you can. A good quality UPS can clean up the power being delivered to whatever's plugged into it pretty well.

 

I live in an old dump of a house with crappy wiring and had occasional issues with audio crackling and popping with my old build even after replacing the PSU with a god-tier one. Buying a UPS eliminated those problems entirely.

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the pc is using a 3 prong plug in a 3 prong socket but how well grounded the actual socket in the wall is, well that's unknown. also the hotel uses a big fluffy carpet that I could sleep directly on if there wasn't a bed... and the pc sits right on it... only thing I could use to change that is... well there's lots of cardboard by the dumpster...

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6 minutes ago, FastRDust said:

for example in europe we use 100V power but the US uses 70V.

What? No, Europe uses a 230V AC grid while the US uses 115V.

Computer power supplies wouldn't even run on 70V.

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1 minute ago, OrionFOTL said:

What? No, Europe uses a 230V AC grid while the US uses 115V.

Computer power supplies wouldn't even run on 70V.

Wasn't the Wattage the amount of power not the current?

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7 minutes ago, OrionFOTL said:

What? No, Europe uses a 230V AC grid while the US uses 115V.

Computer power supplies wouldn't even run on 70V.

I was curious after reading his statement when the power changed in the EU.

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26 minutes ago, FastRDust said:

Wasn't the Wattage the amount of power not the current?

I don't understand the question.

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31 minutes ago, kb5zue said:

I was curious after reading his statement when the power changed in the EU.

I'm curious of when voltage became a unit for power. 

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the US uses 110 VOLTS at 15+ AMPS per breaker... (some are 20 some are 30 some are double 15s, 20s or 30s)... Note you need both Volts AND Amps to complete a circuit, if one is too low you will have a bad time.

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58 minutes ago, seon123 said:

I'm curious of when voltage became a unit for power. 

Voltage x Current = Power

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So being that my finances are going deeper and deeper into debt and certainly not in a place to buy a UPS... would a piece of plastic/cardboard between my pc and the carpet help reduce the static?

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