Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Power Supplies › 3 Questions
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

3 Questions

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
#1 Couple folks don't believe that i am running a 90watts PSU, so i was wondering is there a program that can detect your PSU, so i can post the information?

#2 On the outside of my tower, i see a red switch on the back of the PSU, i was wondering what that was and should i click it

Note: I am shocked that nobody has created something like that, they created everything else for your computer lol. But if one exist, hey thats good.

#3 This is the PSU that i am using, and have been using since 2000.
http://www.skyline-eng.com/index.cfm...roduct_ID=5164

I was curious do they make mini PSU with more watts in it, or am i stuck using 90watts with this computer?

Note: I bought this couple months ago
http://www.dynexproducts.com/p-235-d...er-supply.aspx

Damn that doesn't fix in my computer haha. I plan to save it, for my new computer tho
Xeon 2017
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon X3220 @ 2.40GHz Kentsfield 65nm Tech... Dell Inc. 0GX297 (Microprocessor) PNY GTX 550 TI 1GB GDDR5 4GB DDR2 Memory 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500GB WD+External 500GB WD Super Ritemaster Speed Plus DVD Speed fan Software+Stock Cooler Fan Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LCD Acer 21inch Monitor HP Black Keyboard Thermaltake 430 PSU Dell Optiplex 745 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Dynex Grey and Black Mouse Air National Guard  Diamond C-Media PCI Audio Device 
  hide details  
Reply
Xeon 2017
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon X3220 @ 2.40GHz Kentsfield 65nm Tech... Dell Inc. 0GX297 (Microprocessor) PNY GTX 550 TI 1GB GDDR5 4GB DDR2 Memory 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500GB WD+External 500GB WD Super Ritemaster Speed Plus DVD Speed fan Software+Stock Cooler Fan Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LCD Acer 21inch Monitor HP Black Keyboard Thermaltake 430 PSU Dell Optiplex 745 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Dynex Grey and Black Mouse Air National Guard  Diamond C-Media PCI Audio Device 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 11
With the hardware in your sig, I can beleive that 90w PSU. I have one or two old PIII rigs around here with a/b the same PSU.

As far at the switch, that's probably a on/off switch, some PSU's have them. It just cuts the power.

Thats all I can help with for now. Hope that helps though
Silentium
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 8320 SABERTOOTH 990FX ASUS R9 270X G.Skill Ripjaw 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial m4 320GB WD Caviar Blue Samsung DVD-RW Windows 7 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
24' Asus Razer Black Widow Corsair TX750w Silentium - custom acrylic case 
MouseMouse Pad
Cyborg RAT 7 In-Win Batmat 
  hide details  
Reply
Silentium
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 8320 SABERTOOTH 990FX ASUS R9 270X G.Skill Ripjaw 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial m4 320GB WD Caviar Blue Samsung DVD-RW Windows 7 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
24' Asus Razer Black Widow Corsair TX750w Silentium - custom acrylic case 
MouseMouse Pad
Cyborg RAT 7 In-Win Batmat 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 11
Yep the 2400pro is one of the most energy efficient cards out there.
post #4 of 11
1- No, but there's still no reason not to believe you.

2 - Is it one of those switches that is recessed and you need a screwdriver or something to switch it? I bet its the voltage swtich, those are usually red.

3 - Yes, look for Micro-ATX PSUs or SFX PSUs. Watch out though, some of them have the wires/switches on the wide panels not the short ones. Also, since that is a P3, a lot of the power used comes off of the 5v line. Newer PSUs are usually made to handle heavy 12V lines. So make sure that the 5v rating is about equal to what your current PSU is specd for. You can probably sacrifice an amp or two on it without worrying though.
Server
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5-3470 ASRock Z77 Extreme6 16 GB G.Skill Sniper DDR3-1600 1TB WD Caviar Black 
Hard DriveCoolingOSCase
4TB WD Caviar Red Cooler Master Hyper 212+ VMWare ESXi NZXT Crafted Series Tempest 410 
OtherOtherOther
LSI 9280-16i4e RAID Card Intel I350 Quad Port Gigabit NIC Intel Pro/1000 PT Dual Port Gigabit NIC 
  hide details  
Reply
Server
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5-3470 ASRock Z77 Extreme6 16 GB G.Skill Sniper DDR3-1600 1TB WD Caviar Black 
Hard DriveCoolingOSCase
4TB WD Caviar Red Cooler Master Hyper 212+ VMWare ESXi NZXT Crafted Series Tempest 410 
OtherOtherOther
LSI 9280-16i4e RAID Card Intel I350 Quad Port Gigabit NIC Intel Pro/1000 PT Dual Port Gigabit NIC 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks. And if it wasn't too much trouble removing everything in the tower, i would scan my PSU haha. But i have never mess around too much with that thing, i do however remove the fan from it and clean it out every year. Right now, its super clean It always seems to blow out very cool air tho, which is a plus.

Here is a nice site tho with alot of psu's from gateway:

http://www.skyline-eng.com/index.cfm...TOKEN=59018994
Xeon 2017
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon X3220 @ 2.40GHz Kentsfield 65nm Tech... Dell Inc. 0GX297 (Microprocessor) PNY GTX 550 TI 1GB GDDR5 4GB DDR2 Memory 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500GB WD+External 500GB WD Super Ritemaster Speed Plus DVD Speed fan Software+Stock Cooler Fan Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LCD Acer 21inch Monitor HP Black Keyboard Thermaltake 430 PSU Dell Optiplex 745 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Dynex Grey and Black Mouse Air National Guard  Diamond C-Media PCI Audio Device 
  hide details  
Reply
Xeon 2017
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon X3220 @ 2.40GHz Kentsfield 65nm Tech... Dell Inc. 0GX297 (Microprocessor) PNY GTX 550 TI 1GB GDDR5 4GB DDR2 Memory 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500GB WD+External 500GB WD Super Ritemaster Speed Plus DVD Speed fan Software+Stock Cooler Fan Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LCD Acer 21inch Monitor HP Black Keyboard Thermaltake 430 PSU Dell Optiplex 745 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Dynex Grey and Black Mouse Air National Guard  Diamond C-Media PCI Audio Device 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 11
That red voltage switch? Don't flip that unless you go to Europe haha. That will change whether your PSU takes 120 volts or 220 volts. If it's on the wrong setting it will fry your PSU and possibly your peripherals plugged into it.
Vegeta 2.0
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.2GHz (400 x 8 @ 1.4v) «Lapped» DFI Lan Party UT P35 T2R BFG 8800GTS 640MB (625/1950/1400) 4GB (2 x 2GB) OCZ Platinum 1066MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 320GB and 160GB || Western Digital 250GB DVD-RW Vista Ultimate x64 2 x 19" Widescreens (2880x900) 
KeyboardPowerCase
Eclipse II Antec Earthwatts 500W Thermaltake Armor 
  hide details  
Reply
Vegeta 2.0
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.2GHz (400 x 8 @ 1.4v) «Lapped» DFI Lan Party UT P35 T2R BFG 8800GTS 640MB (625/1950/1400) 4GB (2 x 2GB) OCZ Platinum 1066MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 320GB and 160GB || Western Digital 250GB DVD-RW Vista Ultimate x64 2 x 19" Widescreens (2880x900) 
KeyboardPowerCase
Eclipse II Antec Earthwatts 500W Thermaltake Armor 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 11
That red switch changes your voltage from 115V to 220V for European and North American Outlets.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 PowerColor HD7950 OC  Mushkin Ridgeback 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 7200.12 Windows 7 Home Premium x64 BenQ RL2450HT Logitech G15 Rev 2 
PowerCaseMouse
Cougar GX1050 DimasTech Easy 2.5 Logitech G5 rev1 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 PowerColor HD7950 OC  Mushkin Ridgeback 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 7200.12 Windows 7 Home Premium x64 BenQ RL2450HT Logitech G15 Rev 2 
PowerCaseMouse
Cougar GX1050 DimasTech Easy 2.5 Logitech G5 rev1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 11
1. There is no program
2. Leave it as is
3. That is not a question

^ and these are incomplete sentenses
post #9 of 11
If you hit the red switch on the back of the PSU, it makes your rig more overclockable. I've heard people could run DX10 with a PIII just by hitting that red switch.
post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by sublime0 View Post
1. There is no program
2. Leave it as is
3. That is not a question

^ and these are incomplete sentenses
Those are complete sentences, no punctuation but they all have a subject and a verb and that makes em whole.

This. <-------- is not a complete sentence.

However, technically, this is.
The Beast
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3ghz 24/7 XFX 750i XFX 8800gt Alpha Dog! 2gb OCZ SLI edition DDR2-800mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
RAID 0 setup for OS and 750gb/500gb storage drives DVD/CD RW w/ lightscribe Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Westinghouse 22w2! 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
some wireless deal with media keys Ultra 650w Ultra Aluminus Full Tower a cheapy 
Mouse Pad
mah desk 
  hide details  
Reply
The Beast
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3ghz 24/7 XFX 750i XFX 8800gt Alpha Dog! 2gb OCZ SLI edition DDR2-800mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
RAID 0 setup for OS and 750gb/500gb storage drives DVD/CD RW w/ lightscribe Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Westinghouse 22w2! 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
some wireless deal with media keys Ultra 650w Ultra Aluminus Full Tower a cheapy 
Mouse Pad
mah desk 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Power Supplies
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Power Supplies › 3 Questions