My computer (sometimes) shuts down for a fraction of second and then restarts at time of power outage. The most weird thing happening is that when I switch off the electric supply of UPS (ie. where UPS is connected to socket), it back up the computer normally, I mean without any re-boot happening. But when there is power outage the computer re-start.
I have the best available UPS (I have just replaced the battery), connected to my IBM Think Centre desktop. Recently I got computer SMPS (power supply) replaced. Can that be the reason of this problem ? because this issue has surfaced only after I got the power supply replaced. My previous SMPS was 230 Watts (which got fried due to power surge) the new one is of a company called CIL Odyessy (ATX) 450 watts.
Do you think the new SMPS is not doing what it should have done at time of power outage. I read somewhere that SMPS have capacitors which provide power back up to CPU for milliseconds (like 1-2 ms) till the UPS takes over. Can that be the cause ?
Please note at time of power outage, out of 10 re-starting happens 7 times.
What is the reason behind this strange problem and how can I solve it ?
I have tried changing the UPS, connected UPS to other points in house, plugged CPU to different points behind UPS, isolated other equipments from UPS (like directly plugged TFT monitor, speaker to main lines so that CPU gets dedicated power) and done many other things, but no success !!
Thanking you all in advance.