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Test voltages from RM1000 PSU


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Hi. After unplugging some peripheral components from my PC, I tried turning the system back on. The power supply clicked when I booted the PC. Not knowing of any mistake, I tried turning on the PC again and smoke came from the motherboard. I suspect I disturbed one of the output connectors and the sudden change in load caused the PSU to spike ???


So, I know I need a new motherboard. But I want to make sure the voltages out of the RM1000 are as expected before connecting it to a new MB.


I see people have tried the 'paperclip test'. Can someone give me the details of this and what voltage on the output pins I should expect?


Is it possible/likely that I could have also destroyed the CPU or RAM?



Edited by MrBubbles72
Added possible reason for failure.
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