Question Is my PSU dieing?

karlmalowned

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Lately the computer turns off on its own, usually from sleep mode I think, and I cant turn it back on with the power button. I always have to flip the psu switch off and back on, and voila the power button works and it starts just fine.

Is this a sign of a failing psu? or something else?

My psu is a Corsair cx600m, pretty mediocre- lowend psu, and it pretty old too.

Edit: new psu for two weeks now, all problems solved.
 
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What other specs?

download hwinfo,
install and open it=click run,
close the top window which is the system summary,
in the main window at the left top click "save report",
at the bottom of the next window check "Summary for Clipboard",
after that you'll see what's in the pc,
copy by clicking "copy to clipboard" and rightclick+paste in your next respons
 

karlmalowned

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What other specs?
Computer: GIGABYTE B85M-D3H
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 (Haswell-DT Refresh, C0)
3600 MHz (36.00x100.0) @ 798 MHz (8.00x99.8)
Motherboard: GIGABYTE B85M-D3H
BIOS: F15, 08/20/2015
Chipset: Intel B85 (Lynx Point)
Memory: 16384 MBytes @ 798 MHz, 10-10-10-30
- 8192 MB PC12800 DDR3 SDRAM - Kingston KHX1600C10D3/8G
- 8192 MB PC12800 DDR3 SDRAM - Kingston KHX1600C10D3/8G
Graphics: Intel Haswell-DT GT2 - Integrated Graphics [GIGABYTE]
Intel HD Graphics 4600, 1024 MB
Graphics: EVGA GTX 1070 SC Black Edition Gaming (08G-P4-5173)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, 8192 MB GDDR5 SDRAM
Drive: Seagate SSD, 500.1 GB, Serial ATA 6Gb/s @ 6Gb/s
Drive: WDC WD5000LPCX-21VHAT0, 488.4 GB, Serial ATA 6Gb/s @ 6Gb/s
Sound: Intel Haswell - Mini HD Audio Controller
Sound: Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller [C2]
Sound: NVIDIA GP104 - High Definition Audio Controller
Network: RealTek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Network: Realtek 8812BU Wireless LAN 802.11ac USB NIC
OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 18363.535 (1909/November 2019 Update)
 

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Wel since pretty old and not the best could you just replace the psu,but first just lets wait if this will help.

What did you buy?
Corsair Vengeance 750m $100
It has the Japanese capictors, while the cx600m has the cheap chinese ones.

But if its working, I wont bother changing it.
 

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That's up to you,but it's a good buy.
I ended up putting in the new psu and throwing out the 5 year old cx600m.

The old one continued to have problems: fan made noises and struggled to spin; psu shutdown during gaming and required flip switch to start again. Looks like its the psu after all.

It was a bit risky with that failing psu, it could've ruined my system.
 
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