So I lost a PSU for who knows what, I had a corsair 850w, which i bought nearly two years ago, and out of nowhere it started to shut down. Each time more frequently. until each time I started it it would shut down inmediatly as soon as windows load screen would be done. I tried another smaller psu, and my pc worked out just fine.
Why did it got damage I dont know, but I dont want it to happen again and a power surge may have been the cause.
I have this. I honestly dont know whats its purpose. I bought it like 4 years ago, and I was a little too young to be informed...and it costed me less than $20. Is it a power surge? I got a computer with a 850w psu, is it a good idea to have this as protection?
I read that for rural areas such as mine, sometimes a UPS is a better choice. There are no common blackouts but I heard that a UPS can protect a computer from lower ranges of voltage which are also harmful, and a power surge is useless against those.
It seems like that one can only take 225w. Can I use that one, not mind about having my pc shut down on a black out and use it for better protection? Its battery might not be potent enough to keep my pc running, but it may prevent damage I guess.