I was gaming and my GPU, mobo and CPU were in the 70~75C range for around 30 minutes. Then the computer made a loud shrill noise and then my screen went black.
The computer made its shutting down noise but the fans kept running. I could also tell my wifi adapter was still taking power from the USB ports since it was flashing, but otherwise the computer seemed like it was off.
I played around with the power and restart buttons, but they had no effect. I was scared to pull the cord so I just left it on. After 10 minutes the fans stopped running on their own. When I turn hit the power button, the fans spin for 3 seconds and then stop spinning. After hitting the power button a few times, the fans would not spin at all.
At this point, the computer does not turn on at all.
So I'm positive their is a PSU failure at the very least. What I'm wondering if my GPU, mobo and CPU are still okay? Is there anyway to know if their fried without testing them with a power supply?
The current computer I'm on has a 300w PSU that's 7 years so I'm not going to be able to test the components with a PSU.
Can anyone tell me if my system would be fried from the above the description and my system specs?
AMD Phenom II X6 1045T 39 °C
Thuban 45nm Technology
6.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 535MHz (7-7-7-16)
ASUSTeK Computer INC. M5A78L-M LX PLUS (AM3R2) 54 °C
HP w19 (1440x900@60Hz)
896MB GeForce GTX 260 (EVGA) 47 °C
PSU - bought in 2011 (seemed like my limited warranty just expired two months ago.. what bs)
APEX AL-D500EXP 500W ATX12V Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817154026
Only one way to find out for sure, get a new power supply
If you need help finding a "quality" power supply let us know and we will get you one.
Alright sounds good. What PSU brand should I go for and what wattage? I'm kinda cheap when it comes to computer parts, but I guess I've learned it pays to not be cheap when it comes to the PSU =P
A newegg link would be great if you find a good one
(Oh and should this request go in a new thread?)