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Originally Posted by Original Sin View Post

You need to realize that this isn't an issue of "insufficient output" on the minor rails, a 20A 3.3v rail can power 30 LV sticks and at least 20 standard (1.65v) sticks.... and there isn't anything else that requires 3.3v power apart from the GDDR (which is also very modest).... modern systems hardly ever approach 10A on the 3.3v rail. wink.gif
How did you measure the voltage drop? (DMM I suppose?)

I replied in my thread... got this one off topic lol... but yes, i use a Fluke DMM along with some "old trusty" analog variants biggrin.gif
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I'm not a PSU expert, but I think you're talking about bad voltage regulation which seems rare for this unit to have. Hope it gets replaced soon with a proper one thumb.gif
But you have to understand that Rail does not = Power and has nothing to do with it.
Its explained by the pros in this thread (in my sig too):
http://www.overclock.net/t/761202/single-rail-vs-multi-rail-explained
So having a 30A or 20A on the 3.3v rail doesn't mean that the 30A has higher power than the 20A or that it has better voltage regulation than the other...... or does it? not sure anymore...

This... lol I dunno. I'm working an RMA with PCP&C for mine, and I'm sure it will pan out ok.
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