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    But what exactly does "Did Not Finish" mean? ...

    But what exactly does "Did Not Finish" mean?

    "inability to perform at full rated output" does not mean it can't still deliver the power, just that maybe "the ripple/noise values exiting the ATX12v...
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    Is there any real evidence that the power ability...

    Is there any real evidence that the power ability degrades with age?


    What is a mechanism by which it might no longer be able to supply the full rated power? There might be some reason it shuts...
  3. Quality surge protectors are always a good...

    Quality surge protectors are always a good investment.
  4. Was there a storm that night?

    Was there a storm that night?
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    If the machine does important work, I'd not...

    If the machine does important work, I'd not over-clock.
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    Going for a fan-less supply would help limit the...

    Going for a fan-less supply would help limit the options.

    If you have been using a supply for say 5 hours a day every day, that would make 5 years of use just 1 24/7 and so perhaps not a lot. Then...
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    Contact resistance

    I have a microwave where the thermal switch keeps tripping, but looking at how burnt the external contacts are I think it is they that are tripping the switch and not the microwave itself; so I worry...
  8. Memory gets soft errors from Cosmic rays; hard...

    Memory gets soft errors from Cosmic rays; hard drives have non-recoverable errors every 10 TB or so.
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    I have a bust power supply that does just that,...

    I have a bust power supply that does just that, the fan glitches for a split second.
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    I think just Arc crashed; it was actually my Son...

    I think just Arc crashed; it was actually my Son playing the game.

    Running the latest Windows 10? (1909)

    Did you test the hard drive for bad sectors?
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    Had some crashes with Arc that went away, but...

    Had some crashes with Arc that went away, but that could also have been recent patches that went with Arc.

    i.e. Trying is so much more important that what I might believe or not.
  12. It won't do that. There are plenty of...

    It won't do that.

    There are plenty of capacitors on the mother board and in the power supply if you want to worry about those also.
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    Using the latest Nvidia driver? 442.19

    Using the latest Nvidia driver? 442.19
  14. You will drive yourself crazy with all these...

    You will drive yourself crazy with all these questions...

    once that happens you can join the rest of us nutcases ;-)
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    I meant the cables from one supply used on...

    I meant the cables from one supply used on another.
  16. In general the lines are not independent, but I...

    In general the lines are not independent, but I would not worry; the capacitor is a precaution.

    But you were right to ask how 25% more speed could lead to twice the power; at first it does not...
  17. They are; see my previous comment on the affinity...

    They are; see my previous comment on the affinity laws

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?17309-14-00-Silverstone-Fan-Hub-Uses-Capacitor-why&p=162119#post162119
  18. The power goes as the speed cubed, in which case...

    The power goes as the speed cubed, in which case (15/12)^3 ~ 2; so double the power makes sense.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affinity_laws
  19. Destabilizing the SATA line could be a problem...

    Destabilizing the SATA line could be a problem for other devices on the line...
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    An ultra efficient supply will mean less fan use.

    An ultra efficient supply will mean less fan use.
  21. From that page "2200μF capacitor provides stable...

    From that page "2200μF capacitor provides stable voltage"

    Another reason might be to avoid the fans injecting noise back on the line.
  22. Guess it is a new power supply then.

    Guess it is a new power supply then.
  23. Some heat-sinks can be LIVE! as I mentioned...

    Some heat-sinks can be LIVE! as I mentioned before.



    The shutdown may be due to the CPU and not the power supply; let's say the video card causes a small under-voltage glitch that would...
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    Someone needs to standardize modular cables.

    Someone needs to standardize modular cables.
  25. Perhaps the fan; how is yours? (I asked this...

    Perhaps the fan; how is yours? (I asked this earlier)



    If you know how, you can test the bridge rectifiers; a voltage surge may have damaged them. Power supplies contain lethal voltages, even...
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