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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?
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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
  11. 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...
  14. 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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    The circuit board is a heat sink... that is why...

    The circuit board is a heat sink... that is why the case AND leg thermal resistances are given. Interestingly the lead thermal resistance is actually less than the case thermal resistance and the...
  18. I am countering the argument that 'there are not...

    I am countering the argument that 'there are not enough pins on the supervisor IC' and this approach means one is not limited by how many pins there might be, so I'd say it was much less restrictive....
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    As I keep saying, one can use the circuit board...

    As I keep saying, one can use the circuit board to dump heat through the legs (that is also in the specs)
  20. Lets say one wants to trigger if there is an...

    Lets say one wants to trigger if there is an overcurrent on any rail; the digital OR logic is quite simple. If A OR B OR C = 1 on the input than the output should be one. Now the supervisor IC only...
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    Isn't the VS400,500,600 based on the same...

    Isn't the VS400,500,600 based on the same platform?
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    It is also possible that Aris got a bad unit and...

    It is also possible that Aris got a bad unit and it is not a design flaw.
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    The EVGA W1 sure looks like HEC

    The EVGA W1 sure looks like HEC
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    What happened to orionpsudb?

    What happened to orionpsudb?

    About. This is the only site in existence dedicated to cataloguing information about platforms used in modern power supplies and presenting this data in an easily...
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    So this isn't just a standard platform that EVGA...

    So this isn't just a standard platform that EVGA put their name on?
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