I was not sure exactly where to put this but anyway whenever the refrigirator turns on (or any major appliance) the lights flicker for a little under a second.
I was wondering how dangerous this is for my pc, apparantly if the lights are not getting full power then my pc must not be also. I mainly wonder because it seems like the refrigirator turns on like every 15 min!
Yeah, thats a good PSU. You have nothing to concern yourself with. The extra work the PSU has to do is really only an issue if its continuous (it can overheat) but once in a while throughout the day is fine.
Ah I see, so basically once every 15 minutes is fine so long as it does not sag for like 60 seconds straight?
What I don't understand is if the power supply is not getting the correct voltage then wouldn't the other parts of my pc not be getting the correct voltage either (video card, cpu, hdd, etc.) can those be damaged as well?
If that happens there is no way that your pc can be damaged. I know I have that sometimes, just can't recall what causes it.
But if that happens it is just that for a few seconds that an other device needs extra power other devices get a little less power untill the power draw is constent again.
And you can't damage anything this way. It's not even that the rest doesn,t get enough power because it still gets enough it just gets a little less for a few seconds.
and about voltage what do you mean by correct voltage? I live in NL and we have a voltage of 220V till 230V so anything between that is ok. I just did a test om alot of sockets and that were at a high 228. but even if it were near a 238V this would not be a problem because electronics is made to run on a wide range of voltages. in NL mostly 215V-240V