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bk T
29-09-2009, 08:31 PM
This old computer's PSU is still 'warm' even after the PC is 'OFF' (wall outlet is ON) - I can feel it with my palm from the outside of the case. Any explanation to this?

gary67
29-09-2009, 08:36 PM
Unless the power switch is off as well then the PSU is still drawing some power

bk T
29-09-2009, 08:45 PM
Unless the power switch is off as well then the PSU is still drawing some power

You reckon it is quite 'normal' in this case? Usually, when the PC is OFF (I don't switch off the mains at the wall outlet unless I'm away for a few days) it is 'cold' to touch. My other computer is cold to touch.

I thought something is not quite right with this unit.

qazwsxokmijn
29-09-2009, 08:48 PM
When it's off it should be as cool as its ambient I think. It shouldn't draw a lot of power at all when the PC is off.

How long have you kept it off before you feel it? It may take a while for the PSU to cool down without the fan running.

bk T
29-09-2009, 09:24 PM
When it's off it should be as cool as its ambient I think. It shouldn't draw a lot of power at all when the PC is off.

How long have you kept it off before you feel it? It may take a while for the PSU to cool down without the fan running.

Left it over-night!

qazwsxokmijn
29-09-2009, 10:36 PM
Overnight huh? Well, I personally would say something is wrong with it.

pctek
30-09-2009, 09:08 AM
Suspect for sure. What brand is it?