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12a on 12v enough to overclock

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Is 12a on 12v enough to overclock a 3.0E skt478 800mhz to 3.2 or 3.4???
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As an experiment I have put a 10 amp 12V rail PSU on the rig in my sig to see if it will run. I run a hefty OC and the xl needs power also. I am only running 1 hard disk. I have had no problems at all surprisilngly. It has been stable for weeks now. It is not recommended at all that you run an underpowered PSU but if you are wondering then give it a crack.
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For that system it probably will just barely work. But you never know, so give it a try. Besides, good units only cost around $40 if you go with FSP.
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i wouldnt try that... seems like a very cheap psu. Go for a new one.
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post #5 of 5
Look for at least 25AMPS on the +12v rail. Add up the values for dual +12v PSUs for a theoretical amperage (2 20A's don't always mean a 40A total)
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