What Happens When...

mopeygoth

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... the PSU overheats? does it shut off and turn off the pc (no harm done)? or does it burn out (and preferebly takes half the street with it :D)?

Oh.. and just how much heat would you say a quality PSU can handle?

(I just finished a PSU mod for quieter operation, I removed the rear fan and added a 92mm running low rpm underneath it. The front fan is still there though. I am just running it for a stability test and then I'll paint it and finish the touch-up :p

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Depends on the quality of the PSU in question. Some have thermal monitoring, others don't

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I think most newer powersupplies will just shut off or pop without hurting any components. The last powersuplies I saw kill hardware were deer 250watt power supplies. I have never seen anything beyond that hurt hardware.
I've never heard of PowerTek before but I'm sure it is good enough not to kill hardware if it pops.

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thanx, that's nice to know you have the same experience. I am just a bit nervous about having to replace it if it happens.. it was pretty expensive. Ever since graphiccards had to have power directly from the psu I've been a bit more careful too, of course.

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