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joe from what I gather about the multiple +12v rails is that their max output (amps) per rail is governed to reduce the risk of fire hazards.
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Right Thlnk3r, Pioneer's testing showed that Vista SP1 did not like that BIOS.
Blitz, one can't be certain it's the BIOS. For all we know it could be Vista's fault. Just because Vista SP1 works flawlessly with a previous bios version and not with a the new one doesn't mean it's necessarily the bios's fault.

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My biggest worry is my UPS; it says it can provide up to 865 W. I am starting to worry that it will not be able to handle my tower full-tilt. It is obvious I need to rewire behind my desk to make only the PC tower and monitor be on the UPS (right now, my entire wall is) to reduce load. Even with that, it is going to be close.
Blitz, I think your fine with your 1500VA unit. If you go over 865W you'll still have enough battery time to shut off your computer. If you're so concerned about "battery backup" then just keep your PC and Monitor on it. Take everything else off the battery backup portion. Pick up a smaller unit for the rest of your stuff. Line conditioning is what you're wanting right?

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joe from what I gather about the multiple +12v rails is that their max output (amps) per rail is governed to reduce the risk of fire hazards.
BlackOmega, here's a whole article about it. Good stuff: http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3990.

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BlackOmega, here's a whole article about it. Good stuff: http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3990.

Hey are you ready for those questions I was talking about last week
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I want it partially for line conditioning (there have been a few times where voltage from the outlet has exceeded 134 V) and partially for enough runtime to safely shut down. Once you exceed about 750 W, the software tells you to remove equipment from the unit. My thought is that if I get near/over 865, when the power goes out, so too will the battery.
     
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post #16156 of 28751
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My thought is that if I get near/over 865, when the power goes out, so too will the battery.
Blitz, that just means your battery runtime becomes lower. APC just advertises off that number. You have two ports for just "surge only". Use those for items that do not require to be on a battery. Also if the power were to go out you can always unplug everything else except your machine and monitor. I don't think you have anything to worry about

Good luck

EDIT:

Typical Backup Time
at Full Load - 4.2 minutes (865 Watts)

I'm sure you can save your important word documents and shutdown rig in less than a minute.
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What is strange is why is the server 1500 VA unit good to 1050 W, but the personal 1500 VA unit is only good to 865 W?
     
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Damn you guys :swearing: ...



I actually did the no.2 pencil trick last night and we have contact but that doesn't matter because the card is STILL not seen in windowzzzzzzzzz
Omega, I've experienced this before with my cards.
Sometimes Windows will see the second card, sometimes not. The only real way I've found that seems to work for getting Windows to pick up the second card is to do a driver reinstall with both cards already in and linked. Even that doesn't seem to work occasionally but at least in my case it will sometimes - Or shall I say it used to since one of my 8600's is dead now.

Really need to find another one or at least a 7600GS to use with the one I have here.
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Omega, I've experienced this before with my cards.
Sometimes Windows will see the second card, sometimes not. The only real way I've found that seems to work for getting Windows to pick up the second card is to do a driver reinstall with both cards already in and linked. Even that doesn't seem to work occasionally but at least in my case it will sometimes - Or shall I say it used to since one of my 8600's is dead now.

Really need to find another one or at least a 7600GS to use with the one I have here.
Yeah I think I'm actually going to break down and solder it. While the no2 pencil in theory should work, it doesn't because it has resistance. So I'm assuming that its not getting the full voltage that it needs to enable SLI. I've done some digging and found a couple of people that said they tried the pencil mod and it didn't work.
Another thing I found was that once the mod is complete, it will register as NF4 sli and not ultra. So drivers won't matter.
But just in case, I'll reinstall them again.
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Should I part out and ebay my socket 939 system since i'm not using anymore?
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