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Old 15th June, 2007, 02:14 PM
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My guess is that the regulator for the +5vsb shot craps. Once it is gone, the rest of the PSU can be fine but you won't be able to power up unless you are unlucky. I say unlucky because there are some circuits on the mobo that can fry if they get power to the main +5 system without power from the +5vsb system. I lost an Abit NF7-S that way.
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I assume that it is a tap on the transformer that went out.....
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Massive capacitors used in industrial appliances can literally vapourise people if they are touched accidentally when charged up. As we know capacitance and high amps don't work too well for the human body.
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I hate to be a safety Simon.....but some things are best left untouched....
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! the half lives of capacitors this size are fairly small, there won't have been an ounce of charge left in any of them by the time I opened it up.!
Famous last words. No foolin'. Caution is always smart.
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To be honest a large cap can hold a charge for days weeks months. And still be deadly.
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Old 16th June, 2007, 03:19 PM
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Ones this size can't hold charge anywhere near that long. The biggest one in there was 200uF, which will lose 2/3 of its remaining charge in less than every 3 hours, and thats when its completely taken out of a circuit and is discharging through the air between the connectors. Any circuit will have a resistance thousands of times lower than air.

Anyway, thanks for the concern any suggestions for a replacement? I'm looking at the Enermax Noisetaker 535w, but can't find a single review
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The Noisetaker's are OK. My pick right now in the 500W range and reasonable price is the Corsair HX520W. Has a 5-year warranty and excellent parts. In fact, I'm using one right now!

Provantage.com has them for $93.95. + ship and a $10. MIR.

http://www.provantage.com/corsair-cm...x~7CSMC02X.htm
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Not sure I really need that much power actually, according to the PSU power calculator my system only uses up just over 400W, but I'm definately not skimping, I'm getting 3.4GHz out of my E6400 and I'll be seriously pissed off if the new PSU compromises that!

I'm in the UK, overclockers have the HX520W but for £73...
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Might find this of use...

http://www.jonnyguru.com/reviews.php?catID=1
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Valuable link, I'd bookmark it, personally speaking.
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Not sure I really need that much power actually, according to the PSU power calculator my system only uses up just over 400W, but I'm definately not skimping, I'm getting 3.4GHz out of my E6400 and I'll be seriously pissed off if the new PSU compromises that!

I'm in the UK, overclockers have the HX520W but for £73...
Ideally, you'll want some power ability in reserve to handle any future upgrades you may want, and overclocking of the GPU and/or CPU. If your machine needs +400W now, I would add at least 10% to that for a PSU to cover the above, unless you know that you won't be changing the rig from what it is now. Also, do you plan to run it 24/7 for folding, for example? You need to account for capacitor aging in the PSU as well.

On the "safe" side, if the calculator gave me a figure of +400W (assuming that includes the o/c of the E6400), I would buy a PSU of 450W-550W rating - depending on what my future upgrade plans were.

It's not just total claimed wattage or amperage that's important. You should look for a PSU that has good stability, low ripple, and good efficiency (80 Plus certified). Better efficiency = less heat = happy computer & PSU.

I am not an advocate of buying way more than you need, but I've learned the hard way the value of having a strong and reliable power source.
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