Will my pc fry if the power goes out? Tags: Homebuilt Computer Power Systems Product Last response: October 29, 2012 7:38 PM in Systems Share plantlet October 29, 2012 4:48:11 PM I'm in the hurricane Sandy area and they are expecting my power to go out from a few days to a week. Is it safe for me to be on the computer until my power goes out, because I've heard it can fry your pc? This is my PSU if it matters: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... More about : fry power LordTsar October 29, 2012 6:05:39 PM Well to be honest its a pretty bad PSU anyway. If you are worried invest in a UPS that will stop any damage. m 0 l Deemo13 a b B Homebuilt system October 29, 2012 6:06:13 PM Well, Apevia isnt a great manufacturer for power supplies. Though the power supply should have a mechanism to protect the components from surges and whatnot. m 0 l Related resources Power outlet goes out when i turn pc - Forum Would this power supply fry my pc? - Forum can't figure out where my GPU power adapter (I think it is, anyway) goes - Forum Subwoofer makes a booming noise when power goes out! - Forum Monitor goes into "Power Save Mode" after boot on PC Build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer plantlet October 29, 2012 6:08:55 PM Yeah I know it's not a great PSU. I'm only 14 and I had to come up with the money for this build myself so I had to go really cheap. m 0 l rgd1101 October 29, 2012 6:16:34 PM Play it save. Go read a book. m 0 l Deemo13 a b B Homebuilt system October 29, 2012 7:21:39 PM The PSU is one of the things you want to cheap out on, just for future reference. m 0 l chugot9218 a b B Homebuilt system October 29, 2012 7:30:32 PM ^^ I believe Deemo means DON'T want to cheap out on Personally I would just keep it unplugged, you have to decide if it's worth the risk, and it sounds like it isn't to me. m 0 l Pinhedd a b B Homebuilt system October 29, 2012 7:32:55 PM rgd1101 said:Play it save. Go read a book. Seconding this. Most PSUs have good over/under protection for current and voltage, essentially built in surge protectors. However, as has been mentioned yours is kinda crummy. m 0 l Wisecracker a b B Homebuilt system October 29, 2012 7:38:21 PM Damage is more likely to occur if the power cycles on and off -- or, when the power comes back on after an extended outage. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedPC Goes on When Power Comes Back On Forum SolvedPC randomly shuts down and doesn't come back on with power button. Sometimes comes back on by itself for 10 min then goes off. Forum is it bad for you pc if the power goes off while you're gaming due to a thunderstorm? Forum Power goes out after 3 seconds Forum when i turn the pc on power comes and goes Forum Display goes out, no response from mouse, keyboard, or power button Forum Lenovo B305 No Power/ Power Adapter Light Goes Out When Connected. Forum Router resets itself everytime power goes out Forum My Monitor goes into Power save mode and my PC restarts when playing games on almost highest graphics. ANY IDEAS? Forum SolvedWould this build need cooling? Might over heat & cause them to fry out Forum My pc won't start - goes immediately into what seems to be powersaving mode (I just got an upgraded power supply and video car Forum Still getting Checksum error when my power goes out!!!! Forum PC goes into Power Saving mode Forum PC crashes during boot. Screen goes off, power still on. Forum SolvedI took a stick of ram out and now my pc won't power on Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !