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Whats the purpose in the back switch??

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Why do they had that red switch to boost voltage? Should I use the highest setting?
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post #2 of 14
dont touch it whatever you do!! it will fry your pc!
if your on about the voltage switch on the back of your psu that is!
    
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i've wondered that too
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is this the one you mean??

if so do not touch it!!
    
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what is it exactly? just explain
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That allows the PSU to be used in the US (110 volt) or in europe (230v). Do NOT touch it.
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it changes the voltage input into your computer. its designed so the PSU's can be used in mutiple continents. such as USA and UK have a different power system. One supplies more voltage to the socket and one supllies less. if you flick the switch it could result in too much voltage/amps frying your motherboard and possibly other components. so trust me stay away from those switches lol!
    
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post #8 of 14
Ah nammy beat me to it, its so that those PSU's can be used in any type of outlet.

Hey why do they get more power than us in Europe . No fair.
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Weird, to us, they always tell us to not put it on 110
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post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by Namrac View Post
That allows the PSU to be used in the US (110 volt) or in europe (230v). Do NOT touch it.
lol, i fried a PSU doing that. do NOT touch it unless you decide to move to europe.
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