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Hi, 'tis my first post, been reading for a few hours and the site looks really good. I have a question though...

I run a computer repair company, and yesterday was given a piece of advice from a fellow computer professional; which was to always replace the PSU at the same time as replacing a dead motherboard.

Theory being, most MB's die due to the PSU sending unstable voltage so it is fairly likely to happen again, so for the price of an extra £20 you and the customer will have piece of mind.

Can any other professionals comment on this? I'm unsure whether to take it as gospel.
 

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If the board failure has a direct nexus to the power supply, then of course it should be replaced. If the board failed because of a reason such as bad capacitors, poor case thermal design (continuous overheating) etc. then personally I would see no reason to replace the power supply.
 
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