I have an HP Media Center PC. I had installed a 550 W BFG Power Supply. I had not had any problems with it until tonight. All of a sudden I heard a loud "pop" and then the computer went dead. I opened up the case and the power supply was extremely hot. I didn't have any fancy video cards. Just an 8600 GT. I did the math and I should have had plenty of watts to spare.
Is there any way to tell if the board is fried without actually installing a new power supply?
I hate to go out and spend $100 if it is pointless.
I have a warranty on my PSU so I sent it back-they are going to send me a new one..
Until the new one comes in, I "borrowed" one from Best Buy=650 W Antec.
Everything works fine. Very relieved..
However, I broke my cell phone today..Can't win lol