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Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By allikat
My guess from the information provided, is that...

My guess from the information provided, is that with the near 400w draw of the highly clocked 580, you're probably hitting a 600w continuous draw. You don't mention it cutting out, so the issue...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 03-09-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By allikat
Best to retain the fuse (or replace with one of...

Best to retain the fuse (or replace with one of the same rating) for safety. Those cells hold a lot of power, and fuses are there for your safety.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 03-06-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By allikat
No, not something to be worried about at all. ...

No, not something to be worried about at all.

And DC-DC is the design aspect of generating the 3.3v and 5v lines from the 12v source. It's the most efficient way of doing things (currently). ...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 02-17-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By allikat
Yes, there is. It's a protection circuit that's...

Yes, there is. It's a protection circuit that's there to prevent damage to your machine. Removing the AC will reset that.
I'm going to assume that the PSU in question is a Sirfa built unit, such as...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 02-10-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,099
Posted By allikat
A competent entry into the market, not stellar,...

A competent entry into the market, not stellar, but competent.
One of these days they will nail down the unit's specs before printing the box, and their web guy (probably only the one) will get the...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 01-28-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By allikat
Almost certainly it was simply that the fan was...

Almost certainly it was simply that the fan was at a speed it didn't like (or the speed made the fan buzz as the blades passed the solid parts of the fan grill).

And an exquisite unit. Psst: Can...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 01-10-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By allikat
Their products may not be so keenly priced in...

Their products may not be so keenly priced in your market, but they have a reputation that rivals the one Corsair has in the US in their own home (German) market.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 01-10-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 1,746
Posted By allikat
With CPU/GPU it's relatively easy to select...

With CPU/GPU it's relatively easy to select "golden" or above average samples to send out, as binning them happens as part of the manufacturing process. Chips that are sub-standard get re-specced as...
Forum: General Hardware 01-07-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By allikat
The questions are: What do you want to do with...

The questions are: What do you want to do with it? Where in the world do you live? And what is your budget (and in what currency)?

We have to ask these because JG.com is a global website, and...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 01-07-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By allikat
Are they "PS2" openings? I am pretty sure PS/2...

Are they "PS2" openings? I am pretty sure PS/2 systems had a weird format of power supply, and you mean ATX in the several locations you put "PS2" (which is also usually written PS/2 by pedants).
...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 01-06-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,466
Posted By allikat
It's hard to even guess at additional life, since...

It's hard to even guess at additional life, since that depends on a huge number of factors.
How clean is the power? How good are the parts you're feeding that power to? And never ignore random...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 12-31-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,078
Posted By allikat
It's as if you know us! :lol:

It's as if you know us! :lol:
Forum: General Hardware 12-30-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By allikat
The split ones are intended to let your hands and...

The split ones are intended to let your hands and wrists rest in the natural position. However, that only really works well if you spend the vast majority of your time simply using the keyboard. ...
Forum: General Hardware 12-29-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By allikat
What keyswitches you like in your keyboard are a...

What keyswitches you like in your keyboard are a very personal (and situational) thing. My personal preference is for the good old buckling spring or the ALPS type switches, and I'm not quite sure...
Forum: GPU Discussion 12-28-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By allikat
I'd try the monitor settings. Most modern...

I'd try the monitor settings. Most modern displays have a menu which will include a menu item along the lines of "Auto adjust" hit that, and see if it helps. Otherwise, you may find that the...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 12-28-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,466
Posted By allikat
I'd go along with the fuel system analogy... And...

I'd go along with the fuel system analogy... And of course, not enough fuel at the wrong times, and the engine will stall out completely.
A really bad PSU is a fuel injection system that will...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 12-28-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,338
Posted By allikat
Good man, it isn't, and it will also explode in...

Good man, it isn't, and it will also explode in many pretty sparks if you manage to make it fit (several people do this every year).

The difference between the 9600 and the 780 when it comes to...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 12-24-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,338
Posted By allikat
This is a tricky one to diagnose. 660w...

This is a tricky one to diagnose.
660w certainly should be plenty to power up that machine. I'm assuming the machine worked perfectly with the old PCP&C unit and had the 780 in it at the time?
...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 12-24-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,466
Posted By allikat
Your CPU and memory VRMs are working right now to...

Your CPU and memory VRMs are working right now to turn the output of your CPU into the precision voltages your components need. Out of spec voltages increase the work they need to do.

In extreme...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 12-24-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,071
Posted By allikat
9.9... is this the highest score ever in a JG.com...

9.9... is this the highest score ever in a JG.com review? I believe it may well be.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 12-20-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By allikat
The usual fix for this is to re-assemble the...

The usual fix for this is to re-assemble the components on an insulated surface, like the box the motherboard came in. That isolates it all from any mounting issues.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 12-19-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By allikat
Nothing at all, but Corsair's can (at their whim)...

Nothing at all, but Corsair's can (at their whim) cover other parts should your PSU explode... At least, they've done that in the past.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 12-18-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By allikat
Meh, if he's spending that much to buy 780s, I'd...

Meh, if he's spending that much to buy 780s, I'd probably go with the Corsair just for the warranty.
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 12-12-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By allikat
The only reason that people put higher...

The only reason that people put higher requirements on PSUs for their equipment is the proliferation of low cost bargain priced PSUs that can do the rating on the side for about 4/10ths of a...
Forum: PC Power Supply Discussion 12-11-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 751
Posted By allikat
You could exchange it for this...

You could exchange it for this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151076
The 650Ti doesn't need a huge unit to power it.
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