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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Payne View Post
    Other things also changed, besides switching from +5V to +12V...

    Take a look at some of those pics:
    http://www.tomshardware.de/nvidia-ge...241658-20.html

    And do you think that things like that were something the designers of the old S12 took into account?!
    I don't speak German... what's it trying to say?

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    A reference to lowering idle power consumption, which may not play nice with many group regulated PSUs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheapie View Post
    I don't speak German... what's it trying to say?
    Just scroll down and take a look at the pictures.

    When the S12 was designed, the power consumption was more constant than nowadays...

    Now it is everything but not constant, look at that 'ripple' caused by the modern graphics card.
    Do you really want to use an old PSU with that kind of power consumption??

    Especially a group regulated one...

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    There is an english version of this article at THG US:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ance,3979.html

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    Sorry they are late, I've been slammed at work. As promised, here are the pics:
















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    That's the newer and better revision with Japanese capacitors and a ball bearing fan.

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    Yup. It should easily have another 10 years life in it.
    No wonder it doesn't work! You installed the coils backwards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Payne View Post
    Just scroll down and take a look at the pictures.

    When the S12 was designed, the power consumption was more constant than nowadays...

    Now it is everything but not constant, look at that 'ripple' caused by the modern graphics card.
    Do you really want to use an old PSU with that kind of power consumption??

    Especially a group regulated one...
    I really just can't see that being that big of a problem. If anybody was to actually do some testing on this, it would certainly be interesting to see the results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    The S12 uses OST caps and a Sleeve bearing fan, so yeah better replace it.
    Later revision has Chemi-Cons. Some of the last A1 and from A2 it should have jap caps only.

    Clean all that yellow chloroprene glue so it does not connect any conductors, electrodes, heatsinks etc., otherwise it wil degrade and no more 10 years. Also from all resistors as it is chemically aggressive.

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