Originally Posted by SightUp
I was wondering if someone can explain this to me in technical terms but yet, break it down.
I got my PSU today and bumped my voltage down by .1, to start off with, and its passing Prime95. Why did my old TR2-600W suck and why is this one making my PSU stable with lower voltage?
Because the Rosewill Capstone is delivering a quality of power that is much cleaner, quieter, and much more stable. The TR2 delivers dirty, noisy, and unstable power which makes it more difficult to achieve stability and this usually requires higher voltages to be used in order to compensate for this terrible quality of power.
I don't know of any other way to explain it yet. All good PSUs like the Capstone Series are like this. ;) This is one of the many reasons for the high level of importance of getting a quality-made PSU. Another reason is your entire computer is much safer when it's being powered by a good PSU vs. a crappy one like the TR2 because of that high-quality of the power it's receiving. Sensitive electronics don't last as long when the power they're receiving is dirty, noisy and unstable. So when it's clean, quiet and stable, they can last as long as they're designed to last (a very long time) instead of not lasting that long.