-12v voltage exceeded limits?

Discussion in 'Power Supplies and UPS's' started by AXP, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. AXP

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    Just built a PC for my brother, and the Hardware Docter (monitor) is giving me problems about the PSU. This happends when I am trying to install Battlefield Vietnam. Web browsing or listening to music does not cause problems. Not enough PSU power? I'm thinking of getting one of these: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=17-153-006&depa=0


    Specs:
    PowerUp / 400-Watt / ATX / Dual 80mm Fan, Fan Controller
    # Dimensions (WxHxD): 6 x 3.6 x 6.6 inches
    # Material: All metal construction
    # AC Input: 115/230, 10A/6A, 60Hz/50Hz
    # Max Load: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    # MTBF: 100K hrs at 25°C ambient conditions
    # Efficiency: 70% Min. at full load
    # Overvoltage Protection: On all outputs
    # Shortage Protection: On all outputs
    # Cooling: Dual fan for ultra cooling environment
    # Noise Level: Maximum of 37db at 100% system loading
    # Safety: UL, CB, CE, TUV, and FCC

    Biostar M7NCD Pro motherboard
    60GB 7200RPM HD
    Asus CD-ROM
    Powercolor Radoen 9600 Pro
    512MB PC3200
    Athlon XP 3200+ 400MHz

    Is it just a crappy PSU?

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  2. Addis

    Addis The King

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    I think if your getting that warning then its time to get a new PSU. That one looks ok for the price.
     
  3. AXP

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    Thanks Addis. Rule #1 when building a PC...use quality parts. :eek:

    I will probably get that TheremalTake.
     
  4. Big B

    Big B HWF Godfather

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    That PSU you're looking at has nice rails, especially for the price. Thermaltake seems to have some nice specs for the price on that one in particular. Depending on a few different things, that's one PSU I'm having my eye on for the next time I rebuild my main rig.
     
  5. AXP

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    Just bought it. From what I've read about Thermaltake PSUs, it should work good.
     
  6. Anti-Trend

    Anti-Trend Nonconformist Geek Staff Member

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    I've built quite a lot of systems using that very PSU, and it's been excellent in my experience.
     
  7. AXP

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    That's good to hear. :2cool4u:
     
  8. AXP

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    I recieved the Thermaltake and installed it. Works great. But its not really all that silent in my opinion. Oh well. :good:
     

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