I have a very uncommon problem, I live in syria where we have low voltage sometimes when the power is on. so I bought a Mercury 1500VA offline UPS (I know is not too good) because it is lenient with voltage and doesn't switch to battery mode when we get 180 vlots. we also have constant blackouts that forced me to buy a Battery inverter which is basically a big ups. two car batteries hooked to some device that charges them then "inverts" their current to an alternating current to be used when the power goes out.
Now my problem started when my old inverter got fried. I bought a new one. the new one was great on paper until I discovered that when I start my pc while it is drawing its power from the inverter it fails the first time then powers up showing the asus anti surge message saying it had to shut down my pc because of unstable power supply. also my pc immediately turned off when the power went down ( because of what I think is a power surge delivered by the inverter) this happened twice so far.
Now my main worry is how much damage did those supposed power surges leave on my pc. it cost me a fortune, I have 2600k and 690GTX and asus p8z77le plus which has the anti surge feature. and unlike most topics I found online I am not concerned with its oversensitivity but actually its effectiveness. I don't know how serious this inverter power surge is, but it did get through my ups, PSU (PSF everest 80plus 900) and reached my Motherboard. my pc appears to run normally now but I read something online saying that once your pc gets power surged all your parts slowly fail, cpu ram and gpu will all die on the course of months and there is no way to be sure that they are not already damaged. that scares the hell out of me. will i start getting BSOD or lower performance?
Bottom line, does asus anti surge actually prevent damage?