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    Greetings,

    So my father bought me a PC 3 months ago and it came with an "FSP 500-60APN" 500w PSU, it's been running fine so far but I got a doubt about the PSU though, I ran Unigine Heaven for 10 hours straight at extreme preset with GPU powerlimit set to +50% and the PC didn't shutdown and there were no artifacts....

    So I am here because I am wondering, is my FSP 500-60APN PSU safe? keep in mind that PSU was used before, I don't really know what it was used for or how long it was used for though...

    And if it's near the end of it's life, how can I make sure it doesn't kill any of my PC components when it dies?

    My PC:
    Dell optiplex 7020
    -i5 4590
    -8 GB RAM Dual channel
    -XFX RX 570 4 GB

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    The only thing wrong with your PSU is it's old. It was a good unit in its time.

    Fan still works, right?

    If it's age worries you, replace it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Gerow View Post
    The only thing wrong with your PSU is it's old. It was a good unit in its time.

    Fan still works, right?

    If it's age worries you, replace it.
    Yes the fan still works fine, the only thing that is worrying me is that sometimes the GPU doesn't get detected by PC at boot-up so then I have to restart the PC, Not sure if it's related to the PSU though

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    That's not the PSU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Gerow View Post
    That's not the PSU.
    Good, but do you know what is causing it? here's an accurate explain:
    So I have an intel HD 4600 at an iGPU and my RX 570 as the dedicated GPU, so sometimes during bootup, like 2 in every 5 boot-ups, the PC doesn't detect the GPU and then gives a display output from the iGPU, when it does that I go to BIOS to make sure, yes it didn't detect it, even though the GPU's little blue lamp at it's side that shows if it's running is lit and it's fans run normally, I don't know what is causing this, but I really want to know...

    So do you know what is causing this? any answer would be welcomed.

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    Have you checked for a BIOS update?

    https://www.dell.com/support/home/us...x-7020-desktop

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    Quote Originally Posted by InfinityVive View Post
    Good, but do you know what is causing it? here's an accurate explain:
    So I have an intel HD 4600 at an iGPU and my RX 570 as the dedicated GPU, so sometimes during bootup, like 2 in every 5 boot-ups, the PC doesn't detect the GPU and then gives a display output from the iGPU, when it does that I go to BIOS to make sure, yes it didn't detect it, even though the GPU's little blue lamp at it's side that shows if it's running is lit and it's fans run normally, I don't know what is causing this, but I really want to know...

    So do you know what is causing this? any answer would be welcomed.
    Update the BIOS and make sure the BIOS is set to boot off of PCIe slot first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Gerow View Post
    Update the BIOS and make sure the BIOS is set to boot off of PCIe slot first.
    I tried updating BIOS and I can't find that boot off PCI slot first option, the problem still happens!!

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    If it's that Dell Optiplex 7020 motherboard we're talking about, it may not be an option:

    https://www.dell.com/support/manuals...0fc&lang=en-us

    If I were you, I'd be looking more at your motherboard as an upgrade path and less at your power supply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InfinityVive View Post
    I tried updating BIOS

    What version are you on?
    Last edited by ashiekh; 03-24-2020 at 09:47 PM.

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