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    What worries me is mains glitches when the...

    What worries me is mains glitches when the limiter is still warm.
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    For me noises are a big deal * Click when...

    For me noises are a big deal


    * Click when cold is piston slap

    * Click that doesn't go away when warm is tappet noise

    * Rumble under load is big end wear
  3. Which tool do you recommend? How good is ...

    Which tool do you recommend?

    How good is


    Windows Memory Diagnostic

    which is part of Windows?
  4. No harm in running MemTest

    No harm in running MemTest
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    I'm looking for an excuse to get me a Fluke 101...

    I'm looking for an excuse to get me a Fluke 101 (less than $50), even if it can't measure current.
  6. Following the Guru's suggestion; is the BIOS up...

    Following the Guru's suggestion; is the BIOS up to date?

    https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/X399-GAMING-PRO-CARBON-AC
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    Seems there are two variants: zero voltage...

    Seems there are two variants: zero voltage switching (ZVS) and zero current switching (ZCS)

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/engineering/zero-current-switching
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    Did you mean LLC? Which Corsair supplies use...

    Did you mean LLC?

    Which Corsair supplies use LLC?
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    So double forward is not always a good thing...

    So double forward is not always a good thing...
  10. Thread: Sloppy designs

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    As I mentioned at the start

    As I mentioned at the start
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    Label attached

    Label attached
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    I like geek language, but 'Human malware' was a...

    I like geek language, but 'Human malware' was a bit much for me.

    15% margin on power supplies is not a lot
  13. Thread: Sloppy designs

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    The power supply says HP on the outside; which...

    The power supply says HP on the outside; which does not tell us a lot.
  14. Thread: Sloppy designs

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    Make is one thing, design is another.

    Make is one thing, design is another.
  15. Good point, I should have said: it takes about...

    Good point, I should have said: it takes about 3000V to jump 1mm, so it would help with surges.

    HOWEVER, the circuit in a really good surge protector will not just absorb the surge but reflect it...
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    Why might that be?

    Why might that be?
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    Ah, that makes for a more challenging world.

    Ah, that makes for a more challenging world.
  18. Are you sure? the lightning now has to jump a...

    Are you sure? the lightning now has to jump a physical gap.

    Anyhow, I don't even turn my computer off as leaving it in sleep keeps from running down the CMOS battery
    and also make for a fast...
  19. Thread: Sloppy designs

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    Sloppy designs

    Spent yesterday upgrading capacitors on some power supplies (for fun), but found a terribly sloppy design.

    On an HP supply: a power transistor compressed between a capacitor and an inductor coil;...
  20. Are you still allowed to write Corsair on the...

    Are you still allowed to write Corsair on the main board or must that also be changed?
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    Lots of components share the same heat-sink

    Lots of components share the same heat-sink
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    I forgot to read the title "HX1000i randomly...

    I forgot to read the title

    "HX1000i randomly shutting down"

    is it the power supply that is shutting down?
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    When you overclocked, did you use over-voltage?...

    When you overclocked, did you use over-voltage? that can accelerate aging of components.

    What spare parts do you have to try? another power supply?
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    Little confused; I thought the pad was flat, so...

    Little confused; I thought the pad was flat, so even if it cracks it still separates the heatsink and diode.

    I'm no electronics engineer and don't claim to know what I am talking about; I'm here...
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    Mighty decent of Corsair to step up to the plate...

    Mighty decent of Corsair to step up to the plate on this.
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