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Failing Supplies

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:13 pm
by ShinyElGhosteo
Has anyone else ever have an issue with power supplies failing. When I was little I had an XP tower that would blow them out every few months. My mom said it was because of heating issues but who knows.

Re: Failing Supplies

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:09 pm
by NewYorkEagle
Your computer might have screwed up with your "tower". Although, I could sympathize since I used to insert six CDs at once in my old car's CD player. It was interchangeable, but I didn't know it would screw up if you put in 6 CDs at the same time.

Re: Failing Supplies

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:01 am
by michael
I've had a couple of power supplies in OEM machines fail over the years. Mostly because they were cheaply made and designed purely for profit.

Re: Failing Supplies

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:29 am
by NewYorkEagle
michael wrote:
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:01 am
I've had a couple of power supplies in OEM machines fail over the years. Mostly because they were cheaply made and designed purely for profit.
So... you trust retail machines more?

Re: Failing Supplies

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:08 am
by ShinyElGhosteo
michael wrote:
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:01 am
I've had a couple of power supplies in OEM machines fail over the years. Mostly because they were cheaply made and designed purely for profit.
We would replace them ourselves with 400w or so Antec supplies. It should have been more than enough given that there was no graphics card or anything crazier than 2 dvd drives. The most intensive thing we'd do on there was club penguin and iTunes.

Re: Failing Supplies

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:28 am
by michael
NewYorkEagle wrote:
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:29 am
michael wrote:
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:01 am
I've had a couple of power supplies in OEM machines fail over the years. Mostly because they were cheaply made and designed purely for profit.
So... you trust retail machines more?
By OEM, I mean computers you'd buy in the store from manufacturers. They've definitely improved in quality over the years, though. These ones I had were eMachines from years ago.

Re: Failing Supplies

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:44 am
by VerySmartPerson
michael wrote:
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:28 am
NewYorkEagle wrote:
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:29 am
michael wrote:
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:01 am
I've had a couple of power supplies in OEM machines fail over the years. Mostly because they were cheaply made and designed purely for profit.
So... you trust retail machines more?
By OEM, I mean computers you'd buy in the store from manufacturers. They've definitely improved in quality over the years, though. These ones I had were eMachines from years ago.
I agree, eMachines power supplies died on me...6 times? something like that

Re: Failing Supplies

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:52 am
by ShinyElGhosteo
VerySmartPerson wrote:
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:44 am
michael wrote:
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:28 am
NewYorkEagle wrote:
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:29 am


So... you trust retail machines more?
By OEM, I mean computers you'd buy in the store from manufacturers. They've definitely improved in quality over the years, though. These ones I had were eMachines from years ago.
I agree, eMachines power supplies died on me...6 times? something like that
Our tower was from the HP a000 family of computers. Normally HP supplies are fine but who knows about back then

Re: Failing Supplies

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:59 am
by VerySmartPerson
ShinyElGhosteo wrote:
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:52 am
VerySmartPerson wrote:
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:44 am
michael wrote:
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:28 am


By OEM, I mean computers you'd buy in the store from manufacturers. They've definitely improved in quality over the years, though. These ones I had were eMachines from years ago.
I agree, eMachines power supplies died on me...6 times? something like that
Our tower was from the HP a000 family of computers. Normally HP supplies are fine but who knows about back then
normally they are, but sometimes they slip through the cracks. I use to do tech stuff at a senior center(I had many adventures there) and one thing that I almost never got was an HP computer. I got one the whole 3 years I worked there. they really are good computers

Re: Failing Supplies

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:43 am
by NewYorkEagle
michael wrote:
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:28 am
NewYorkEagle wrote:
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:29 am
michael wrote:
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:01 am
I've had a couple of power supplies in OEM machines fail over the years. Mostly because they were cheaply made and designed purely for profit.
So... you trust retail machines more?
By OEM, I mean computers you'd buy in the store from manufacturers. They've definitely improved in quality over the years, though. These ones I had were eMachines from years ago.
Oh, so that's what they meant. My grandma has an eMachines computer, but the only thing is that it has Windows Vista in it and she hasn't upgraded it ever since. I don't have a Windows 7 upgrade disc, so it wouldn't be possible for me to upgrade her with it. Aside from that, it's still working.