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PSU failure on RAM change

daveybootle

5 months ago

Hi guys.

On changing from 8gb to 16 GB ram today, I decided to power on and was hit with a strong burning smell as well as flashing to the insude of the PSU. Luckily I only attempted to power up twice and switched it off quickly on both occasions, although the fan still works. I double-checked the ram slots and have not seen any damage to the mobo or the gpu. What's got me is that as its only six months old, is this coincidence and not necessarily related to the ram change? Or has the extra power highlighted a problem with the psu? I've double checked the spec and I can't see any problem. Any ideas? Spec as follows: Asrock 450 gaming itk 2600x Rx 580 2 x 8gb 300mhz corsair Vengeance EVGA BR 600

Thanks people.

Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

All sorted. Confirmed PSU PROBLEM

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah idk how the heck ram could cause that. PSU's fail, sucks but oh well. Swap it and move on.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Get a Seasonic PSU.

I have a low opinion of EVGA PSU personally, I like their GPU though.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Very probably coincidence. If you didn't see or smell any motherboard damage I'd say it was an internal PSU short and nothing to do with your changing RAM.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks guys. Fingers crossed.

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