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post #1 of 17
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I got my Tt Purepower 480 before i planned to oc. Do you think it will be good enough to support a stable overclock, or should I consider upgrading?
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post #2 of 17
That should provide sufficient for your system.

The name of the game is stability of supply. Monitor the voltage rails to make sure you don't have to much of a fluctuation.
It is okay if say the +12v supply ranges within 11.8v to 12.5v but wherever it falls you don't want it to wander around with wild fluctuations.
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post #3 of 17
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My 12v rail flucuates between 11.9 and 12.4 at the minimum and maximum. Is that an acceptable amount? This is while folding on both threads. Here is the asus probe readings of the rails.
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post #4 of 17
id say u should be right, but mine only sits between 11.67 and 11.72 using speed fan.
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post #5 of 17
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I'm still thinking about upgrading. I'm looking at this pc power and cooling unit. I know its expensive but i've got the money right now. I'd really only want to spend the money if it will help my overclock compared to the thermaltake purepower.
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post #6 of 17
It should hold an Overclock. However if you do want to push the boat out abit then i would look at this I'm not gonna upgrade until my games run slowly
post #7 of 17
What is the purchase price of that unit ?

Really you don't need to get carried away and over capitalise on a PSU for your system. As it won't give you the edge you crave unless you have some major stability issue .
Judging by your readings you are just within the acceptable boundries.

If you really feel like replacing your current unit look no further than about USD $70.00 to 80.00.
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post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by t_mccarthy3
My 12v rail flucuates between 11.9 and 12.4 at the minimum and maximum. Is that an acceptable amount? This is while folding on both threads. Here is the asus probe readings of the rails.
To get a much more accurate reading you can use a multimeter. Here is a link on a how to -

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post #9 of 17
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It is really expensive, about 200 USD shipped. But when i try to convince myself to get it, I think about it as an investment for years to come. But if my current unit will hold its own, i would rather use the money on something else...
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2x Seagate 120 GB Raid 0 Windows XP Pro Dell 17" WS LCD TV Thermaltake PurePower 480 
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post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by t_mccarthy3
It is really expensive, about 200 USD shipped. But when i try to convince myself to get it, I think about it as an investment for years to come. But if my current unit will hold its own, i would rather use the money on something else...
A wise choice there mate..IMO.

Heck I have run my XP3000+ and 9800pro with 4x120mm fans,DVD-RW,CD-ROM and an Asetek watercooling setup (now SI-97) all from a single Enermax 385W PSU costing a mere AUD$ 119.00 for the past 2 1/2yrs without a problem.
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3700+Sandiego KACAE DFI LP UT nF4 SLI-D 2 x eVGA6600GT 256Mb 2x512Mb TCCD 
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WD 80Gb SATAII XP Puss Pro Logiteck Multimedia Enermax Noisetaker 485W 
CaseMouse
XG Quantum - modified Logitech MX518 
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WD 80Gb SATAII XP Puss Pro Logiteck Multimedia Enermax Noisetaker 485W 
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