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    I have my computer connected to a power strip that i like to turn off while sleeping. Anyways whenever i turn the power strip back on i notice that my pc will spin up very briefly maybe a quarter of a second.

    is this jolt of power actually harmful? is it normal? I have Seasonic G650w in my computer.

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    I'm really not a "pro" but i've noticed two things, ONE constant power strip switching on and off leads to broken PSU or worse.. I've noticed this very constantly in my line of work. And yes, I've "heard" that the jolts are very unhealthy... I'd be much better to just leave the power strip on.

    Otherwise turn off the pc, off the PSU then off on the strip and reverse (on strip, on psu on pc)...

    then again im no psu guru.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flanker22 View Post
    I have my computer connected to a power strip that i like to turn off while sleeping. Anyways whenever i turn the power strip back on i notice that my pc will spin up very briefly maybe a quarter of a second.
    That's normal for some motherboards.

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    In the BIOS: Make sure "state after power failure" is set to "OFF" and not "ON" or "AUTO".

    When you cut the power strip, the motherboard loses +5VSB so it assumes there's a power failure. When you flip the strip back on, the +5VSB becomes alive again and the motherboard "wakes up". It then realizes that it was shut down properly and then shuts itself back off.

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