Hi all, I need some Help/advice. Long story short my power supply made a loud popping noise followed by blue smoke. I was gaming at the time, computer didnt completely shut down. Lost video, Hard drives and CD-ROM. I unplugged comp and started back up. Power to Mobo is ok but the other rail running HDD's, Video Card, and CD-ROM apparently Fried. My worries are the components on the rail that blew. Will they be ok? Best way to test? Any advice on a good or descent PSU? Any help I would greatly appreciate Thanks all.
My Specs are:
P4 3.0GHZ prescott
Gigabyte 8KNXP Mobo
1 Gig Corsair value ram
Sapphire Radeon X800GTO AGP
2 HDD's Small Raptor and WD 40 gig
Aspire Xdreamer Case (Case came with 350watt PSU)
CD-ROM and floppy
If you are experiencing problems after installing a new PSU then I would bring the PC into a local PC repair shop and have them run some tests. Don't know how much it'll cost; maybe $50-$75. Ask before you actually lug in your PC.
Okay, I'm just getting into computer-repair, but I think I have a bit of useful info. Ha.
So, from what I've heard, PSUs that come with cases are usually pieces of crap, and 400w is the lowest amount of wattage you need to go for. Antec seems to be a great supplier of PSUs, so if you're going to be buying a new one, I'd recommend them.