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Old 19th January, 2002, 03:51 AM
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How to Test a PSU ?

When my previous epox blew up I tested every component and they where all ok appart from the PSU as I didnt know how to test it.

I know its unlikely that the PSU is damaged but my board died the same week as I bought it.

Ive been getting reboots due to using my old backup PSU.

I can run my xp-1700 at 1684 but any faster I get odd reboots.

Is there a simple way to test it (I have a multimeter)

Or should I just try it in my old P3 board, I can afford to loose that board but Id obviously rather not.

Thanks for any help.
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Old 19th January, 2002, 06:36 AM
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jump the green wire on the ATX connector with a black one and it will fire up, check all the lines with the MM and see if they are in spec. then try the P3 board if they are good =D
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jump the green wire on the ATX connector with a black one and it will fire up, check all the lines with the MM and see if they are in spec. then try the P3 board if they are good =D
Some PSUs will get shirty with you if there is no load present on the output when you fire them up. The general symptoms is that the PSU fails to operate, or the rail voltages are extremely low.

If you want a load for the PSU, then an automobile lightbulb isn't bad. It doesn't even need to be a headlamp bulb. Just connect it between the 5V line and ground...

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Old 19th January, 2002, 01:52 PM
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Thanks guys.

Ill do that now.
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