X3remes Posted March 17, 2013 Share Posted March 17, 2013 Hi all... I've recently been having a problem with my PC where it would suddenly lose power during a gaming session or during an activity where it has a higher load than that of idling... No errors, no warnings, it would just die. After exhaustively testing all the other components and making sure my operating temperatures were at normal, I finally came to my power supply. I removed it from the system and did the 'paper clip' test which made a LED equipped case fan that was connected to it light and spin up. Without removing the paper clip, I switched the power switch at the back of the power supply off then on again, but this time, the fan remained stationary and the LEDs were unlit. This didn't change after several switches of the switch, or unplugging and plugging the PSU back into the electricity main. However, after leaving the power supply to sit for about 5 minutes and then trying the test again, the fan would power up, but stay dead after switching the PSU's power switch off and then back on :confused:. Is this normal behavior during a paper clip test, or is my AX750 having startup problems? I have recorded the total power draw of the system to be near 350W when power is lost. When power is lost, I have to switch the power supply off and let the PC sit for 15 mins to an hour before it will power up again. Does this sound like my PSU is dying? Is there anything I can do other than to RMA? Edit: Happens during normal browsing now Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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