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How do I know if a power outage damaged my PC?

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June 18, 2014 1:41:45 PM

I was on my computer when suddenly I heard a "Boom" outside and everything in my house powered off and on instantly. It's a sunny day so no lightning, but there was a storm last night so maybe something happened during the storm. When my computer started up (Not connected to a surge protector, stupid me) it said ASUS anti surge was activated and to press F1 for setup. I'm on the computer right now and nothing seems to be wrong but I'm wondering if maybe there could be problems I haven't noticed yet. Nothing else in the outlet (Such as my monitor) are damaged so I' unsure. My PSU is a Corsair TX750 and I heard that PSUs have built in surge protectors. I don't know if mine does. Should I be worried?

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June 18, 2014 2:07:41 PM

It sounds like your motherboard has built in surge resistance, and it apparently worked as it booted up and told you it was activated. If your computer is running normally i wouldn't sweat it, if it damaged anything major it would have not turned on, would give you a visual error, or just beep constantly.
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June 18, 2014 5:02:56 PM

jtledoux said:
It sounds like your motherboard has built in surge resistance, and it apparently worked as it booted up and told you it was activated. If your computer is running normally i wouldn't sweat it, if it damaged anything major it would have not turned on, would give you a visual error, or just beep constantly.


Alright, thanks. I've been using it all day now and haven't noticed any problems.
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