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Software to Test PC Power Supply

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by workingklass0, Mar 14, 2012.

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  1. workingklass0

    workingklass0 Thread Starter

    Jan 17, 2011

    I recently had to replace the power supply in my desktop PC. Can anyone recommend a free software program that will allow me to test my power supply and make sure that everything is running as it should?

  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Rob Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
    You can use a hardware monitor like HW Monitor to monitor it's voltages: http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
    But there is no software that can test a PSU.

    You can get a hardware tester too like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16899887005

    But really non of this will predict if the PSU will fail, if you have it overloaded, if its running at high temps, or if the PSU is a poor quality unit that can be prone to failure.

    Best thing is to purchase a quality power supply and have the computer plugged into a Battery Backup/UPS that does AVR.
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