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post #1 of 3
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I actually won a Dark Power Pro 10 850w (and a Dark rock pro 3) and there is a feature that I need to understand..
Since I am not really an extreme overclocker (at all lol) and wont be affording quad sli etc... I would like to know the use for this

Overclocking key allows switchover between quadruple independent +12V rail mode and high-performance single-rail operation

It has a switch that you can turn on and off??

Whats the reason for the quad / single (and can I assume that on for OC would be the single?)

Thanks!!
post #2 of 3
There are essentially trip points for the +12V rails: too much current on any grouping of +12V wires (i.e. power draw on one group exceeds a certain amount) and the protection is tripped, causing the power supply to turn off. It's a safety feature. If somehow there were accidentally a short, then you might be drawing over that threshold and trip the protection. Maybe.

This key / switch / jumper essentially disables the protection, which is potentially useful if you are drawing a whole lot of power through some of the connectors on purpose, like maybe with extreme overclocking. It's a kind of "yeah, don't back down—I meant to draw that much" kind of setting, just in case you're really cranking those volts and want to make sure you're not butting up against the trip point.
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so... unless im going balls to the wall.. I should leave it off? lol

thanks!
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