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  • 650W PSU blew up my dual XEON setup



    Recently I bought some used/new parts off e-bay.

    Supermicro X6DVL-EG2 systemboard (almost new)
    2 x XEON 3GHz 800FSB 2M CPU (used)
    2 x 512MB DDR2 PC3200 (new)
    2 x CPU fans (new)
    650W PSU (new)
    Case (new)

    Pentium 3 systemboard (new, for a family friend)

    I initially connected it all up as a single processor as I Im still waiting for the other one to arrive. On testing everything works fine for a few days. Today, the second CPU arrived, popped it in and all worked well.

    I noticed, the PC have shutdown. It then refuse to boot up. The PSU appear to have a loose connection inside, each time I hit the supply the PC will shutdown. I can see it was only a connector so I decided to open the PSU and fixed it.

    Booted up the PC again, all was fine until this time the power plug/socket on the PSU made a crackling noise. PC shutsdown again but this time it refuse to bootup.

    Now am a little lost, I was thinking it must be a bad systemboard as it was a second hands.

    Tried the new 650W PSU on the new P3 sytemboard for a family friend. Nothing, just flickering LEDs. Open up the PSU again and clean the powerswitch with a contact cleaner. Still, that new P3 board wont power up, it was working before with a different PSU. Im now conviced that theres something wrong with that 650W PSU.

    Tried another old systemboard and this time the 650W PSU powered it up nicely. I knew I was in dip **** then

    The bad connection on the PSU switch that made that crackling noise, sent some spike and must have killed both of the xeon and the P3 systemboard.

    Im just hoping the 2 xeons and the mem are still ok.

    Lesson learnt, just because something is new it doesnt mean its not gonna do anything crap. I knows its a standard way of substituting parts to find whats wrong but be very careful when doing so.

    Now I have 2 blown systemboard + god knows what.

    I know I shoudnt have open the PSU, it was an easy fix and I cant wait to get a replacement under warranty.


    I been thinking about this before, does anyone know the situation if the PSU blew up the systemboard due to a manufacturing faults.



  • #2
    Send Mr Hands round to see the guy who sold you the PSU!!!!

    He needs teaching a lesson!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Scouse Monkey
      Send Mr Hands round to see the guy who sold you the PSU!!!!

      He needs teaching a lesson!
      Damn right.

      I just discovered it also blew up the sound card.

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      • #4
        ******* great...

        4 of the five 120GB HDDs are DEAD. One with very important data

        I feel like murdering someone

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        • #5
          Raid card blown

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          • #6
            damn, so wat's the running $$ total
            [ 5-spd 1996 M A X i M A SE ]

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Chris31

              I feel like murdering someone

              go take it out on Mo's ***!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by nadir_s
                damn, so wat's the running $$ total
                Systemboard 250 DEAD
                3GHz XEON 2MB 250 Untested
                3GHz XEON 2MB 250 Untested
                512MB DDR2 PC3200 50 Untested
                512MB DDR2 PC3200 50 Untested

                Adaptec ATA RAID 2400A 250 DEAD
                Adaptec 2 Port USB 2 Card 30 OK
                Creative Audigy 2 SE 35 DEAD

                120GB IDE 70 OK
                120GB IDE 70 DEAD
                120GB IDE 70 DEAD
                120GB IDE 70 DEAD
                120GB IDE 70 DEAD

                DVD Writer 50 OK
                CDROM 20 DEAD
                FDD 10 OK

                CPU Fan 15 Untested
                CPU Fan 15 Untested

                PSU 40 DEAD


                Those are the approximate of the current price if bought retails. Some are bought a few months/years ago and I have paid alot more for it at the time.

                So far 875 (1,598 USD) worth of damages have been done by that ****ty PSU.

                My biggest fear is if the CPU and the memory are also dead. I cant test them yet as I dont have the M/B for them. Fingers cross they are gonna be ok but Im not too confident.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Scouse Monkey
                  go take it out on Mo's ***!
                  You may find it funny now but I doubt you be pleased if this same **** happens to you.

                  **** FACE

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                  • #10
                    damn bro, any warranty come w/ the PSU? Not sure how warranties work w/ em.
                    [ 5-spd 1996 M A X i M A SE ]

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                    • #11
                      insurance?
                      BossTone74

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                      • #12
                        ATRIX EXTREME POWER 500T
                        650 Watt Black Silent PSU 12cm Fan SATA 12v Rails

                        This is the crap that did it all.
                        Attached Files

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Chris31
                          You may find it funny now but I doubt you be pleased if this same **** happens to you.

                          **** FACE
                          fat ****!

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                          • #14
                            No insurance here

                            I dont know how the warranty gonna work on PSU blowing PCs or if they can be held liable for damages. Most of the parts are out of warranty as it came from my old server.

                            I had the PSU for some weeks now, and the seller wont accept anything when its over 14 days. The PSU does have a warranty but the problem is I have already opened it

                            Im basically ****ed.

                            I have emailed supermicro RMA dept. They asked me to contact the retailers, told them I dont have any infos as the systemboard is 2nd hand orignally bought back in nov 2005 so it should still be under warranty. Im still waiting for the reply.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Scouse Monkey
                              fat ****!
                              Fatso

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