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Strange smell from PSU

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April 20, 2010 12:14:35 PM

Hello! My comuter is half a year old and from the first day it has a strange smell from the PSU.
when you just enter the room you can smell it.
My system is:

PSU: Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 600W
Case: Cooler Master 690
E7500 @ 3.6
Freezer 7 pro rev. 2
EP43-UD3L
Corsair 2X2 GB 800 MHZ CL4
Gigabyte Radeon HD 4870 1 GB
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OEM

well I know this PSU isnt a very good quality, I even thought about changing it somtime,
Thought Im afraid My OEM windows will be out of date if Ill do so.
Please help!


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a c 243 ) Power supply
April 20, 2010 12:17:53 PM

Changing your power supply won't affect your operating system.
April 20, 2010 12:40:47 PM

Ok thanks. So do you think that this is the right thing to do? or ,maybe thought there is somthing other that I can do? or either maybe the smell is normal? or should I go to the PC store and ask for realization for the warranty?
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a c 243 ) Power supply
April 20, 2010 12:47:42 PM

I would have sent or taken it back immediately instead of waiting 6 months.
April 20, 2010 2:24:47 PM

OK thanks! I hope I will go to the store tomorrow.
a b ) Power supply
April 21, 2010 12:58:33 AM

:)  what sort of smell? burning, hot plastic, or just like new stuff? just curious...
a c 243 ) Power supply
April 21, 2010 12:59:50 AM

shovenose said:
:)  what sort of smell? like new stuff?

6 month old new stuff
a b ) Power supply
April 21, 2010 1:03:35 AM

good point LOL
a b ) Power supply
April 21, 2010 5:35:20 PM

First time heard a time bomb has a smell!!!
a b ) Power supply
April 21, 2010 5:48:02 PM

Wtf????
Oh i get it. Lousy psus blow up eventually! Hahaha. :)  :( 
April 23, 2010 3:26:08 AM

maybe everyone is jumping the gun here. maybe he's got a dead mouse in thar.
a c 144 ) Power supply
April 23, 2010 3:26:48 PM

A teeny, tiny dead mouse ...
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