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    Ah, I guess I supposed efficiency came at the...

    Ah, I guess I supposed efficiency came at the cost of complexity.


    Then again I have one of the early VTEC-E engines, and it just keeps on running.
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    You in the last few weeks; or am I imagining...

    You in the last few weeks; or am I imagining it... something about complexity affecting the life.
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    Efficiency, but at what price.

    If I have understood correctly, modern PC power supplies achieve efficiency but at the cost of reduced life times (correct me if I am wrong).

    If so, which series should I be looking at if...
  4. Thread: TechPowerUp

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    I wonder if this is a generic observation, that...

    I wonder if this is a generic observation, that small groups tend to be more harmonious than large.
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    At first I wondered about the problem of a single...

    At first I wondered about the problem of a single sided board, but double sided have through plated holes and the tracks tend not to lift when replacing components, so I now see a virtue in double...
  6. Isn't the ATX standard 16ms?

    Isn't the ATX standard 16ms?
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    That I also noticed.

    That I also noticed.
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    Maybe I am just spoiled; this forum seems more...

    Maybe I am just spoiled; this forum seems more reasonable.
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    Phew...

    Phew...
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    TechPowerUp

    Is it just me or are the TechPowerUp forums a little caustic these days?
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    Less heat produced? I still need to understand...

    Less heat produced?

    I still need to understand the air gaps.
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    Can you give a quick rundown of the advantages of...

    Can you give a quick rundown of the advantages of sendust to iron powder
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    They also used dry nitrogen, so the lack of...

    They also used dry nitrogen, so the lack of corrosion might have been a big factor. I have fixed a lot of contacts with silicone oil.
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    I agree and suspect that leaded solder may be...

    I agree and suspect that leaded solder may be better at handling thermal cycling than unleaded.
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    I do like paradoxes and I was thinking of running...

    I do like paradoxes and I was thinking of running hot, not overheating.

    To me it is a big deal if a reviewer feels things are running hot when it may actually be intentional; some transistors can...
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    Paradoxically missing a heat sink can improve...

    Paradoxically missing a heat sink can improve efficiency as hot transistors/diodes have less of a voltage drop (thermal energy helps).
  17. Is that a good thing? given the problem with some...

    Is that a good thing? given the problem with some video cards; or am I mixing things up.
  18. Last and being compatible with modern hardware...

    Last and being compatible with modern hardware are two different things.

    I have OEM supplies that are still fine after 10 years; I recap them anyway and they may be good for another 20, but I...
  19. Thread: AC/DC

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    AC/DC

    I didn't realize that AC and DC were so very different in regard to switching

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zez2r1RPpWY
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    The only thing this device misses is if the...

    The only thing this device misses is if the ground is weak, as it hardly loads the ground at all, but is well worth having.
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    You can test the ground with a plug tester; don't...

    You can test the ground with a plug tester; don't need the wiring diagram.
  22. Yes, this is possible. An aside: When...

    Yes, this is possible.


    An aside:

    When switched mode power supplies first came on the market they were tripping breakers because of the initial surge, but modern breakers don't trip so easily...
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    I'd go half way... In principle the neutral is...

    I'd go half way...

    In principle the neutral is near ground; but I still agree, you need good grounds.
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    Probably not as the OP seems to be on 220V (I try...

    Probably not as the OP seems to be on 220V (I try to write answers that might be of utility to all)
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    No, I meant in the house; TV, lights...

    No, I meant in the house; TV, lights...
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