That foam that comes with the motherboard is anti-static. That might be what's killing your boards.
TruePurple wrote:I half anticipated that question, and should have cut it off at the pass. No, I don't have any other parts to test things with. All my other PC parts are many generations older to the point of being incompatible. To buy a part just to test another seems a silly waste of money.
I did try the first time directly on the kitchen table too.
just brew it! wrote:Anti-static foam is not conductive enough to cause shorts. Testing on the foam should not be an issue. However, it is slightly conductive; that's what makes it anti-static.
So you're both only partially correct.
I'm leaning (slightly) towards the motherboard being bad at this point, but it is impossible to say for sure. Since you don't have another PSU to test the motherboard with, do you maybe have another motherboard you can test the PSU with?
What about what I said about the paperclip test? Still hold it as inconclusive?
TruePurple wrote:These are suppose to be great PSUs.
The issue is that when I turn it on, for the first 10 seconds the fans run at bare minimum and the computer does not boot.
I did the paper clip test. (yes I quadruple checked to make sure I had the right spots) the fan rotates just a bit for a couple seconds then stops. If I turn the power off and on without letting it rest, the fan does not move at all. If I turn the power off and leave it off for say a minute, again rotates for a few seconds before stopping, like I mentioned before.
I have had this happen with three of them now! Newegg has already send me 2 replacements, I don't think they would do another. I am not sure I would want to even bother with another, this is astoundingly high failure rate.
Granted the last box's corner was all scrunched up like the PSU had been dropped, but still! Is there something I am possibly missing here? Could it be something else causing this? But then what about the paper clip test, isn't the fan suppose to run continuously?
Any else have any experiences of success or failure or anything in between with this PSU? Please share.
Also, newegg shows blue cable ties your suppose to get with this product, none of the three had these ties. Any of you get blue cable ties?
"The issue is that when I turn it on, for the first 10 seconds the fans run at bare minimum and the computer does not boot."
TruePurple wrote:So your saying that test device I mentioned earlier wouldn't be of much use?
TruePurple wrote:Well it is from their own website too, so obviously meant for their products.
ReneDC wrote:Academic question: Why do the fans consistently spin for different lengths of time, depending on where the memory is installed?
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