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Originally Posted by Nebster View Post
I picked this up from asus's site on the P8P67-M PRO page

"Anti-Surge Protection

[Anti-Surge Protection] This special design prevents expensive devices and the motherboard from damage caused by power surges from switching power supply (PSU)."

Shouldn't that prevent this from happening? I'm assuming since mine is the newer mobo this feature carried on, right?
It's nice to have, but like anything, it isn't 100% guaranteed.
Unless they state that they'll replace the hardware if it fails to protect it.
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post #12 of 34
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Originally Posted by Nebster View Post
I picked this up from asus's site on the P8P67-M PRO page

"Anti-Surge Protection

[Anti-Surge Protection] This special design prevents expensive devices and the motherboard from damage caused by power surges from switching power supply (PSU)."

Shouldn't that prevent this from happening? I'm assuming since mine is the newer mobo this feature carried on, right?
You'd be surprised what some of the unit's are capable of. Hell even the good ones have the risk of crash and burning.
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post #13 of 34
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
More like worst case scenario the NTC thermistor burns up pyrotechnically and sets the carpet on fire, burning the house down.

Second-worst: +12V rectifier pops and ineffectual protections don't stop the voltage spike from destroying everything in the computer.
lol your avatar just makes this sound so hilarious!
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post #14 of 34
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Originally Posted by Nebster View Post
I picked this up from asus's site on the P8P67-M PRO page

"Anti-Surge Protection

[Anti-Surge Protection] This special design prevents expensive devices and the motherboard from damage caused by power surges from switching power supply (PSU)."

Shouldn't that prevent this from happening? I'm assuming since mine is the newer mobo this feature carried on, right?
I don't know how that's implemented, so it may or may not help protect the motherboard, CPU, RAM, etc. It would not protect graphics cards that require PCIe connectors, nor hard drives.
post #15 of 34
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I checked today. I forgot what its brand name was but it starts with an "s" and ends with a "+". I checked wikipedia's psu manufacturer list and couldn't find it. It had a couple of little white stickers on, one of them said "q.k accepted" if that means anything? Definitely a no go, eh?
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post #16 of 34
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
More like worst case scenario the NTC thermistor burns up pyrotechnically and sets the carpet on fire, burning the house down.

Second-worst: +12V rectifier pops and ineffectual protections don't stop the voltage spike from destroying everything in the computer.
No-no-no-no....

Worst case scenario:

All of the capacitors blow up due to the 5V+/12V Rails are loading 14V/7.5V's and it created a bomb, blowing your whole body up, burn your house down and cause a very bad heat wave that killed the entire world.

Second worst: You take shrapnel from the caps and get rushed to the hospital.
post #17 of 34
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Originally Posted by Nebster View Post
I picked this up from asus's site on the P8P67-M PRO page

"Anti-Surge Protection

[Anti-Surge Protection] This special design prevents expensive devices and the motherboard from damage caused by power surges from switching power supply (PSU)."

Shouldn't that prevent this from happening? I'm assuming since mine is the newer mobo this feature carried on, right?
I have my doubts about the effectiveness of this motherboard feature. I don't see any visible components on the motherboard that resemble what I'd see inside a really good surge suppressor, so I think it's just marketing.

Anyway, can you take some photos of this PSU and then post them? I'm particularly interested in the specifications label.
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post #18 of 34
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
I don't know how that's implemented, so it may or may not help protect the motherboard, CPU, RAM, etc. It would not protect graphics cards that require PCIe connectors, nor hard drives.
That doesn't make sense though? If the board has a fuse on it (which what this sounds like) and it sends a cut off signal to the PSU over the purple wire then the whole PSU should shut down. Hell, sounds like the purple wire is fused itself. It could work really well.

But like you say, I wouldn't pile unchallenged trust into it...
    
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What is soo funny?
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What is soo funny?
Your Face ! GodDammit !
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