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Power Supply Failure-Any way to tell if the board is fried?

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December 19, 2009 2:13:54 AM

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.

Jim
a c 144 ) Power supply
December 19, 2009 10:31:36 AM

Whether you buy or borrow another PSU, the only way to tell is to connect it to the motherboard and test.
December 20, 2009 12:26:09 AM

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
a b ) Power supply
a b α HP
December 20, 2009 12:06:50 PM

I'd rather have a pc than a cellphone. Never had one; never will.
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