Could a planned power disconnection damage hardware?

Daley1992

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Today, my PC was powered on and I was gaming. The PC along with the entire house lost power and it turned out there was a scheduled outage in my street I wasn't aware of. I unplugged the PC power cables from their power board and plugged them back in a while after power had returned.

My question is whether it is likely any hardware may have been damaged when the power was disconnected? If so, how would I be able to tell/find out?

I'm a bit paranoid since I've lost a GPU to a surge that accompanied a blackout a couple of years back. This is the first time this PC has been on at the time of a power outage, and I'm pretty sure the power board has some level of surge protection. The PC has started fine, but I haven't gamed or anything yet.

Advice/comments would be much appreciated, cheers
 

dudio

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2 things right off the bat that I would do is invest in a good quality surge suppression connection for anything valuable. You don't have to pay $100 for some Monster rip off, but you want a respectable name that also offers a guarantee connected to it (I imagine the fine print is crazy tho).
The 2nd thing is go into the BIOS and disable auto start after power loss.
 

dudio

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2 things right off the bat that I would do is invest in a good quality surge suppression connection for anything valuable. You don't have to pay $100 for some Monster rip off, but you want a respectable name that also offers a guarantee connected to it (I imagine the fine print is crazy tho).
The 2nd thing is go into the BIOS and disable auto start after power loss.
 

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