- 70 months ago
I have an ASUS motherboard with surge protection built in, and several times today, this feature was put to use, shutting down the computer and warning me that a power surge had been detected. I have been extra careful about this, and even have the PC plugged into an external surge protector, which is then hooked to the wall outlet.
My power supply is a 600w corsair (non-modular). There were no lightning storms, high static, or any other unusual circumstance throughout the day.
I've heard horror stories of PSUs dying and taking the whole PC with it. This is my first build and its my baby! Does the power supply need replaced, or could it be a problem with the on-board surge protection reading surges that simply aren't there?