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Old 12-10-2018, 03:05 AM   #1
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Do you switch your PSU on/off via the switch at the back every time you use your PC?

Might be a bit of a duh question for some, I suppose? But do you?

For some reason I was thinking of something that Alev Tav said to me many years back when I called them about some problems I was facing regarding possible PSU failure on a Verudium PSU (yeah, remember those?), and I brought up to them that, when I switch the PSU on or off via the switch at the back of the PSU there’d be this electrical ”bzzzt” noise ... and the guy told me - quite matter-of-factly - that I shouldn’t be switching on / off via this switch in the first place, just leave it on and switch on / off at the power socket.

Does anyone here actually believe in that?
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Old 12-10-2018, 06:12 AM   #2
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Usually that switch will be remained ON all the time.

Unless want to do CMOS reset or remove the whole casing.
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Old 12-10-2018, 08:29 AM   #3
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That puny switch actually has quite low cycling rating compared to other switches that you see.

Plus the bzzzt that you're hearing is arcing due to the low spring force and consequently low switch-closing speed.
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Old 12-10-2018, 08:49 AM   #4
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Motherboard still need tickle charges to maintain the components. Always turn off your PC by shutdown in the windows. Never off the power completely.
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:04 AM   #5
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Always leave switch in On position. Power on/off the wall mains switch as required.
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:10 AM   #6
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will only off the wall socket cos wanna off everything including monitor, speakers, etc....
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Old 12-10-2018, 12:27 PM   #7
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When i need to replace any parts or disassemble, i will off the switch and remove the powercord. Most people dont do that and it makes me cringe.
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Old 12-10-2018, 12:54 PM   #8
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I only do this when i need to open up my PC to change something. Else, it's always on the on position.
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Old 12-10-2018, 01:02 PM   #9
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I turn it on/off whenever I like, and never had issue before.

My last psu served me good for 8 years and I still could sell it off for $30 on Carousell.
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I turn it on/off whenever I like, and never had issue before.

My last psu served me good for 8 years and I still could sell it off for $30 on Carousell.
I bet you didn't state you used for 8 years
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Motherboard still need tickle charges to maintain the components. Always turn off your PC by shutdown in the windows. Never off the power completely.
Which components need maintaining through trickle charge?
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Old 12-10-2018, 03:23 PM   #12
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I will off/on the PSU switch, then off the main supply switch when I am doing the follow:

-Reset CMOS
-Changing/upgrading of components.
-Bootloop restart of computer when overclocking goes haywire
-Extended holiday and I turn off the main power supply.

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Only when I need to access the internals for maintenance and/or upgrade bah
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Old 12-10-2018, 04:10 PM   #14
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Which components need maintaining through trickle charge?
Motherboard components. Hardware can simply "died off" when when the PC is off from a long period of time. Same thing with phone or other electronic stuff. I believe technology hasnt changed much that we dont need to.
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Motherboard components. Hardware can simply "died off" when when the PC is off from a long period of time. Same thing with phone or other electronic stuff. I believe technology hasnt changed much that we dont need to.
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