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I think I get the award for most unstable PSU

I have my vcore set at 1.55 in the BIOS and CPU-z is reporting 1.456 to 1.510V (changes every second). A 210FSB (overclocked from 200) wont boot even.
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post #2 of 7
That could be considered a bad droop.... hmph. it's not too bad.

I've had worse... believe me.
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In my experience Powmax was the worst, 12.6v on the 12v rail to say the least. Get yourself a new one, even an inexpensive Forton or something to hold you over till you get something nice & stable.
    
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post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by Transonic
In my experience Powmax was the worst, 12.6v on the 12v rail to say the least. Get yourself a new one, even an inexpensive Forton or something to hold you over till you get something nice & stable.
You wouldn't consider Fortron nice & stable? They're one of the top in the business IMO and experience. (I own 4)
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post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by sccr64472
You wouldn't consider Fortron nice & stable? They're one of the top in the business IMO and experience. (I own 4)
I meant like a $15-20 Forton in the mean time... unless he wants to splurge on a $100+ PSU right away. I know Forton's good that's why I mentioned them
    
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post #6 of 7
Get mine. It's inexpensive and stable.

I'd recommend spending $80+ at least on a PSU, but for the time being... This Aspire can really do the job. I first thought my PSU was freaking sucky, but not anymore. It's because I was using Stand By. Unless it's load, my vcore holds 1.46 rock solid, and 11.8~9 solid @ idle, too. For load... well, you all know it goes down.
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post #7 of 7
I think Cheifmax makes some of the worse. $16 for 450W, thing weighs about 1/2 a pound. Voltages were pretty crappy too. Get an FSP.
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