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Old 02-26-2007
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Hi, I recently built a new system with the ocz gamexstream 600w power supply. Seemed like a decent powersupply from the reviews I've read. Until I read the review on here for the 700w version with its crazy ripple. Now I'm debating about getting a new power supply. But how bad is the ripple, what are the effects from it? Should I really worry as much as I am lol? Any way to fix it?


my system specs:

cpu: intel e4300 @ 3ghz
mem: g.skill pc6400
mb: gigabyte ga p965 ds3
vga: x1900xtx
hd: seagate 320gb 7200.10 rpm
cd/dvd drive: samsung with light scribe

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No way for the average end-user to 'fix' it.

You will not be pushing the PSU hard enough to drive it out of spec.

They used less than capacitors on the secondary side, OST by name and this adds to the issue.

The new Zalman is based on the same FSP Epsilon build but stays within spec at full load...Go figure.
We must find out why.

When a PSU sends dirty current to the motherboard this happens, http://www.badcaps.net/faq/

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I think you will be fine with that PSU
Your not stressing it enough with your build to see any of that crazy ripple
Even running CFed X1900XTX's should be no problem for you

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Thanks for the replies guys. I'm relieved to hear that it won't give me any problems with my build

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thanks for that link, good read.
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by the way, can anyone estimate how much power my system uses? I've seen reviews were they said the x1900xtx comsumes 120watt, then another that said like 230watts, so I don't get it? Are there any programs I can test this out with?

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I did ALOT of research concerning this. This is from a post I created on another forum:






You can read about my testing methodes here:
http://forum.ncix.com/forums/index.p...nt=0&subpage=1
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You should be OK with the PSU unless you push it too hard, especially with the OC. Generally this applies like Sky's post: http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp?s=2&c=7&t=9354

I don't think your system will go over 400W under max.load though.
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I'm pretty much only oc'ing the cpu, not too worried about the the video card. At stock speeds its runs fine, so I'm leaving it like that. I tryed to estimate power consumption based on the charts and power consumption of a x6800 (almost same clock speed as my e4300), I'm guessing somewhere in the low 300's? Could be wrong, since I seen tomhardware's review on the x6800, his system had a x1900xtx and a x6800 and at load power consumption was 217w, unless that was for the cpu which is seperate? I don't know...lol

Thanks for the links guys.
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