Solved

How to test power supply and motherboard

Posted on 2003-11-13
6
659 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-27
Beleive power supply is bad, comp boots up but shuts down after about 20 seconds. 1.How can i jump the plug to test the output of the power supply.?After swapping supply still didn't work, swapped chip and supply, boots up but chip runs hot (122 degrees), move that chip to another mboard and temp is 97degrees (same speed fan). 2.Does a bad  power supply damage a mboard or chip or is it the other way around?
0
Comment
Question by:Caretel
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 57

Expert Comment

by:Pete Long
ID: 9742783
Hi Caretel,
http://pcpowercooling.com/support/index_ATX.htm that what you were after?

PeteL
0
 

Author Comment

by:Caretel
ID: 9743061
That site just seemed too basic. I know it powers up, but does it have enough amps to work with a load, and again, do i risk damaging chips or mboards by test power supplies or other way around?
0
 
LVL 57

Expert Comment

by:Pete Long
ID: 9743251
>> I know it powers up, but does it have enough amps to work with a load

What wattage is it

Pete
0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:LucF
ID: 9743259
> 122 degrees < 
I really hope you meant degrees fahrenheit....

I suggest you buy a new cpu cooler, also check the processor voltage (can be found at the bios if you use a recent motherboard)

LucF
0
 

Author Comment

by:Caretel
ID: 9747523
Wattage is 300, and yes it is 122*f. Again, it's not the cooler, when i swapped both cooler and chip to another board the temp went down to 97*f. Again, my main concern is: if when doing all my testing, could a bad power supply or bad mother board cause the other componets such as mboard, power sulppy, cpu, to go bad?
0
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
LucF earned 125 total points
ID: 9747733
>if when doing all my testing, could a bad power supply or bad mother board cause the other componets such as mboard, power sulppy, cpu, to go bad?

Could happen, but first check the cpu voltage wich can be found in the bios. Also check it in the other system, so you know what it should be. Now set it to that voltage on your system.

If you really want to make sure your powersupply isn't faulty, you should let someone test it. (or buy a new one)
0

Featured Post

Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

In this article we have discussed the manual scenarios to recover data from Windows 10 through some backup and recovery tools which are offered by it.
This paper addresses the security of Sennheiser DECT Contact Center and Office (CC&O) headsets. It describes the DECT security chain comprised of “Pairing”, “Per Call Authentication” and “Encryption”, which are all part of the standard DECT protocol.
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29004105/Run-AutoHotkey-script-directly-from-Notepad.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to run an AutoHotkey script (.AHK) directly from Notepad++ (aka NPP). This video…

756 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question