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Old 02-15-2014
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Originally Posted by Digerati View Post
Overtaxed is a different issue, however, as that is the computer assembler's (or upgrader's) error for using an underpowered PSU...
That is true. I was referring more to individual components being overtaxed, rather than the PSU as whole, like those cheap liar-labelled "550W" PSUs with 10A rectifiers on the 12V output which get used in newer PCs. The average system builder has absolutely no clue that their "550W" unit is only a 200W unit in disguise or that it's meant more for Pentium 3/Athlon XP systems. It's in cases like this that I often find PSUs with burned out silicon components.
No wonder it doesn't work! You installed the coils backwards

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