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  1. jruval02

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    Hello, this if my first post to here. I was wondering if when a motherboard gets fried, does the PSU get damaged. Recently fried my motherboard and bought replacement parts, and I’m wondering if it’s worth replacing the power supply as well
     
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    Not usually, if it was a motherboard fault - that caused the damage
    HOWEVER be aware that it may have been a PSU fault that caused the motherboard damage
    Lower quality PSU`s have poor overvoltage protection and if the PSU itself failed in relation to the voltage it supplied and that overvoltage damaged the board or other components then you will I am sure understand that it is unsafe to presume that it was NOT the PSU to blame in the first place
    https://superuser.com/questions/759...su-from-blowing-the-motherboard-or-vice-versa
     
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    What make and model PSU is it ?
     
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    My Psu is an evga 80 plus 600b. My motherboard is an msi b350m gaming pro.
     
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    My motherboard failure seems to have been caused by a really really stupid mistake i made, as i connected a case fan to an led header and to the power supply. Do you think that because i connected my case fan to my power supply it could’ve been damaged?
     
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    As in is there a possibility my psu could’ve been damaged, not my case fan
     
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    I very much doubt it, there would be no reason to suspect so
     
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    Built a new pc, everythings up and running well. Power supply cable seems to be a bit loose. Could this potentially damage my parts. I have an evga 600w bronze that i salvaged from an old build. Dont remember if the cable is the same one that came with the PSU.
     
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    Do you mean the cable that goes from the wall to the PSU ?
     
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    The lose fitting into the PSU, depending on how lose it is, is not something I would use.

    Usually and I cannot say which EVGA use the PSU end is C13 socket
    http://www.farnell.com/datasheets/2...MIlOSw5_6S4AIVL7ftCh3dVgl-EAAYASAAEgLi4fD_BwE
    IEC simply refers to a standard so that all IEC C13 should be the same

    I am NOT meaning you should buy this one but as you can see that IEC C13
    https://keple.com/uk-ac-power-cable...MIje2roP6S4AIVK5PtCh1oLgJ9EAQYASABEgJPz_D_BwE

    NOTE I have now established that some EVGA PSU`s use C19
    220-T2-1600-X1_XL_4.jpg
    However that would NOT fit one that uses C13.

    If it is very lose are you sure it is a cable from computer related hardware and not a C15 which will fit the PSU but would be very lose
    see image for C15
    F2114224-01.jpg
     
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