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    I must confess that with the Almond 3 units I was...

    I must confess that with the Almond 3 units I was looking at the wrong capacitors, and the company pointed me in the right direction; I would not have been able to figure out that one myself.

    The...
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    I have some Almond 3 Wi-Fi units, they were...

    I have some Almond 3 Wi-Fi units, they were dropping like flies; turned out to be a tiny capacitor at fault costing only pennies. Once replaced the units are robust and should last a good long time....
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    I keep a stock of lead solder for all my repairs,...

    I keep a stock of lead solder for all my repairs, the lower temperature alone makes work easier. I believe that the medical and aerospace industry is allowed to keep using leaded solder; part of the...
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    An urban legend has it that Henry Ford had people...

    An urban legend has it that Henry Ford had people go round the country to junk yards to find out what was not wearing out and so where money could be saved; seems it was the kingpins.
    ...
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    I think my PC goes down to 2W in sleep mode.

    I think my PC goes down to 2W in sleep mode.
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    I like sleep exactly so the computer is up and...

    I like sleep exactly so the computer is up and running in a flash and I don't have to wait.
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    Much to his credit.

    Much to his credit.
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    What is the issue with sleep modes for modern...

    What is the issue with sleep modes for modern computers? could that not motivate purchasing a new supply?
  9. I wonder if in-cable capacitors would help with...

    I wonder if in-cable capacitors would help with that.
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    It looks spotless, not a sign of dust.

    It looks spotless, not a sign of dust.
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    Didn't expect the circuit board to be so much...

    Didn't expect the circuit board to be so much smaller than the case; obviously I'm not used to modern supplies.
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    It is indeed truly amazing that my 10 year old PC...

    It is indeed truly amazing that my 10 year old PC is not only working but it is fast enough to be my primary machine; this motivates the want for thermal paste that will last decades.
  13. I'm responding to the original thread.

    I'm responding to the original thread.
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    I am also VERY much for repair, but not within...

    I am also VERY much for repair, but not within the warrantee period.

    I was a Mac person; they started gluing shut their computers... I moved to PC
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    What if the users does some damage...should the...

    What if the users does some damage...should the warrantee still be valid?
  16. Now I am confused; isn't the whole idea that the...

    Now I am confused; isn't the whole idea that the PFC makes the current a pure sine wave?

    I know this is an old thread; but it is so interesting!
  17. Thread: Cons of LLC?

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    Which is better Zero voltage switching or ...

    Which is better

    Zero voltage switching

    or

    Zero current switching

    ?
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    Except liquid metal

    Except liquid metal
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    Just takes some condensation, so could be an...

    Just takes some condensation, so could be an issue in humid environments.
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    You may well be right concerning my asking...

    You may well be right concerning my asking before, but this is different from the gallium/aluminum issue as far as I can tell.
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    Galvanic corrosion

    Is there an issue with galvanic corrosion when using electrically conductive thermal grease, be it liquid metal or copper.
  22. It is a great thing that some people do not take...

    It is a great thing that some people do not take the magic of technology for granted.
  23. There is the interesting observation that hot...

    There is the interesting observation that hot transistors have less loss, but this would not alter the conclusions.
  24. Seems one really needs to take the fan off...

    Seems one really needs to take the fan off computer control as the algorithm might try and have the CPU always at the same temperature and then all pastes would seem the same....
  25. How does one review the effectiveness of thermal paste?

    How does one review the effectiveness of thermal paste?

    This might seem a silly question, one just reports the CPU temperature under the same load;
    but the fan might be controlled to run such...
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