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Old 3rd February, 2004, 10:35 AM
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Another dead PSU.

You just have to love these PSU manufacturers! Ask 'em to knock the price down, and they will - albeit by leaving bits out...

A 300W PSU claims a maximum loading of 30A on the 5V line on it's spec sheet/label. Inside sits a rectifier doing lots of hard work on the 5V line. The rectifier's spec sheet says 'Maximum current 10A'. Can anyone guess why this PSU decided to stop working?

To be honest, I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did! Time to replace one or two parts inside to bring it up to (and beyond) it's rated spec...
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Old 3rd February, 2004, 10:36 AM
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Oh, did I say it was missing half of it's output filtering? Great way to ensure nearly zero overclockability.
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What can I say Aedan? "I'll cost you a dollar to save a dime" is taking this po' old world to hell in a hand basket! ":O}

Glad you could work an improvement!
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It's rather like some of the marketing used by a certain brand of PSU to suggest that voltage lines are entirely independant. Admitted I've not been able to see the internals of their PSUs up close and personal. However, from what I have seen, there's a bit of a gap between what their marketing implies, and what their product actually delivers...

Yeah, their products are towards the higher end of the market too.
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What brand was the PSU? No wonder a 10A rectifier couldn't handle up to 30A...
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