[nSLUG] Frequent hang ups

Michael Sutherland mike at checkthisshitout.com
Sun Feb 3 20:56:32 AST 2008

On 3-Feb-08, at 8:50 PM, D G Teed wrote:

> Bad power supplies can happen even with
> no electrolyte thrown out.  I recently replaced
> a PS in a system that even checked OK with
> a basic 12V ATX power supply tester.  The system
> had been spontaneously rebooting shortly after
> a start up.  With the PS replaced, everything
> was fine again.  Many people who have a few systems
> keep around a spare PS from an old box so they have
> one for quickly testing like this.
> With case and power supply priced under $60 at many retailers,
> the failure of power supply isn't unexpected - the components
> are cheap and just not designed to last long.

I agree with this, as someone who has a spare psu or two.  For the  
hassle involved in testing and the uncertainty involved, swapping out  
for a new one is an easy and sound solution.  Not to mention fairly  


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