my power supply overheated and burned I think, HELP!
by electtech - 4/3/06 5:21 PM
I'm running a custom made pc by a friend of mine runnig aAthalon and I recently added more memory, making it 700 mg. It has a 30 g HD and dvd burner, cd burner, floppy drive. I don't really know too much about computers, I'm a novice, though good at taking things apart and putting them back together. I installed the cd burner myself and everything seemed to work fine for a while.
2 days ago, I smelled a burning smell, and it turned out it came from the power supply. I opened up the system to look at the PSU and it looks like part of it is darked (charred). I'm assuming I need a new power supply. Can anyone make a suggestion as to why this happened and what kind of PSU I can get in the future to avoid this from happening again? Is it ok to buy one on ebay like this one "Blue OKIA 600w Dual Fan ATX Silent Power Supply *NEW*"? HELP!