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mistargill 01-22-2009 12:59 AM

I think my house has bad electricity?
I have antec Signature 850W PSU, my house dims for a short while when I turn on my PC or flick the switch on from off on the PSU.

When I have LANs at my house(running multiple pc) my wall plug area starts to make "TICK,TICK" sounds which is kind of scary, because it kinda sounds like something is sparking... Is this bad for my pc or my PSU? it seems to run fine but, I dont have those voltage detector thingy's to actually test out the rails.

Oklahoma Wolf 01-22-2009 07:31 AM

Sounds like you need an electrician.

HOOfan_1 01-22-2009 10:19 AM

or an exorcist

mistargill 01-22-2009 10:57 AM

I dont know... will it cost alot to bring the person in? will this damage my pc or psu at all?

Oklahoma Wolf 01-22-2009 11:03 AM

Don't know - depends on where you live and what they charge.

Damage the PC? I'd be more worried about the house burning down.

mistargill 01-22-2009 11:33 AM

it only happens when running 2 or more pc at the same time in same wall socket
it wont burn down because I wont be having a lan till I fix this issue.:( oh wellz

Tazz 01-22-2009 12:36 PM

I agree with Wolf... Best be having someone look at it, it sounds as if you're definitely taking the circuit to a limit and possibly the box to...

Monalisa 01-24-2009 12:48 AM

It will really have adverse effects on your PC so hire some electrician to fix this problem

signmeuptoo 01-24-2009 03:09 AM

Actually, just because you aren't loading THAT receptacle does not mean you are safe. Other receptacles on that same branch circuit may be going through that outlet's terminations. You need an electrician ASAP or trip off the breaker for that branch, better yet.

I wouldn't take ANY chances. I used to do electrical work, I assisted a Master electrician and I've seen outlets catch fire right in front of me, outlets with NOTHING plugged in to them, but farther down the branch.

It's good you are asking people about this, it might save your home or even you and your neighbors.

kimandsally 01-24-2009 04:35 PM


Originally Posted by mistargill (Post 46978)
I dont know... will it cost alot to bring the person in? will this damage my pc or psu at all?

An electrician can be quite expensive but if you want to go the exorcist route first they're normally free.

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