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    Do you happen to know what failed when it died? ...

    Do you happen to know what failed when it died?

    If it was the bridge rectifier I might be more convinced about the need for a dedicated heatsink.
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    Solid Gear Neutron 550W Power Supply Review -...

    Solid Gear Neutron 550W Power Supply Review - Page 4 of 7 - The FPS Review
    "this unit died after the 50% load test"
  3. Is this part of the APFC circuit?

    Is this part of the APFC circuit?
  4. Interestingly it is the HX that seems to have the...

    Interestingly it is the HX that seems to have the fancy coil technology
  5. Super Flower Computer Inc. - Computer case, Power...

    Super Flower Computer Inc. - Computer case, Power supply (super-flower.com.tw)
    Super Flower Computer Inc. - Computer case, Power supply (super-flower.com.tw)

    seems to suggest the internals are...
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    For the testers out there How good is a...

    For the testers out there

    How good is a quality DMM on AC at catching ripple when compared to an oscilloscope?

    I have a Beckman RMS225 that is good to 30kHz
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    Good point, but I still want to figure out if the...

    Good point, but I still want to figure out if the bridge rectifier really needs a dedicated heatsink.

    For example, some stand alone-diodes are rated for 6A, which means that 4 of these (for a...
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    Seems the bridge rectifier doesn't need a...

    Seems the bridge rectifier doesn't need a heatsink.

    I have in mind the EVGA-W1 saga
    EVGA W1 500W... Oops! (jonnyguru.com)
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    Still exists for hard drives Hard Disk DATA...

    Still exists for hard drives

    Hard Disk DATA TERMINATOR DTM-4000G2 | Japan Pulse Laboratories, Inc. (jpl.com)

    but one loses the low level format, so cannot reuse the drive.
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    I leave mine plugged in so the CMOS battery lasts...

    I leave mine plugged in so the CMOS battery lasts longer, but I have a hefty surge protector and so don't worry about spikes from lightening strikes.
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_fan You...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_fan

    You are right, the internet has contradictory information, but "since the fluid being pumped lubricates the top of the shaft" suggests they are referring...
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    Fan orientation (jonnyguru.com)...

    Fan orientation (jonnyguru.com)
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    I thought it was the other way round, that sleeve...

    I thought it was the other way round, that sleeve fans were OK with the shaft horizontal.
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    Regular sleeve. With enough oil in reserve, a...

    Regular sleeve.

    With enough oil in reserve, a regular sleeve should last a long time.
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    Silly question, as are many of mine (hopefully...

    Silly question, as are many of mine (hopefully not all).

    What makes a rifle fan last longer?
  16. My guess: with your slow RAM (DDR2) you will need...

    My guess: with your slow RAM (DDR2) you will need all the cache you can get; make sure to update the BIOS before putting in the new CPU

    I went for an air-cooled GPU to avoid noise and the hassle...
  17. Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 - AT80580PJ0676M /...

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 - AT80580PJ0676M / BX80580Q9400 / BXC80580Q9400 (cpu-world.com)
    says maximum power 133W even if the TDP is 95W

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400S - AT80580AJ0676M / BX80580Q9400S...
  18. I recently got a second hand Q9550 for $25 with...

    I recently got a second hand Q9550 for $25 with shipping and an air cooled GT 1030 video card ($80) and a Seagate 2TB FireCuda SSHD for a similar upgrade to what you are doing.

    You seem willing to...
  19. The Kill A Watt unit is good at measuring...

    The Kill A Watt unit is good at measuring consumption

    The Q9400S has a TDP of 65W
  20. Even if it can only supply 90W on the 12V line?

    Even if it can only supply 90W on the 12V line?
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    I agree that using the circuit board to dump heat...

    I agree that using the circuit board to dump heat is dangerous if one just assumes it will work.


    I have a new question, and this one may merit LMAO

    The GBU-1006 can handle 600V reverse...
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    To laugh at someone's suggestion is normally...

    To laugh at someone's suggestion is normally considered rude.

    If I asked them they would rightfully laugh and ask if I was able to read or not; that there was a figure given for the thermal...
  23. Many power supplies have no on/off switch and...

    Many power supplies have no on/off switch and 'spark' when plugged in; its just the surge filling the primary capacitor/s
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    No need to be offensive. There are people here...

    No need to be offensive.

    There are people here from whom I might learn.
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    Cooling the circuit board

    Normally the fan blows on the top side of the circuit board and the air then makes its way out the side.

    Are there any power supplies where the case also has vents below the circuit board? when...
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