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Motherboard can't melt, connectors and wire insulation can. What are the chances of this hapening to me, 1:10,000,000 ?
Lower than that, if you had SLI GTX 480s and you overclocked...Well yeah.
    
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But the OCP set point is a limit ?
For example, it says on the the PSU that the OCP set point on the 12V rail is 36A, but I need more than that, can the PSU automatically increase that number, if so, that number on the PSU is meaningless ?
The PSU doesn't change that limit. It's a physical limit which stays constant.

So if the OCP Set Point is 25A on a one of the 12v rails then it's always going to be that.

You must consider this though; on most PSU's with multiple 12v rails; specific rails are given a specific job.
IE:
12v 1 = Motherboard / ATX 24pin connector
12v 2 = EPS/ATX 12v 4+4pin connector
12v 3 = PCIe 6pin + PCIe 8pin
12v 4 = SATA/Molex

That right there is your pretty standard setup and offers more than enough wattage on each rail as 25Ax12V=300W
300w is the PCI-PEG limits for PCIe devices in power draw.

So with that OCP limit you have the ability to draw 300w through any of those sources.
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post #93 of 120
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But the OCP set point is a limit ?
For example, it says on the the PSU that the OCP set point on the 12V rail is 36A, but I need more than that, can the PSU automatically increase that number, if so, that number on the PSU is meaningless ?
OCP shuts down your PSU if the limit is passed.

A PSU with 12@32A might have two rails with OCP set at 18A. If the PSU hits more than 18A on either rail, the PSU shutdown.

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Originally Posted by 100PARIK View Post
Motherboard can't melt, connectors and wire insulation can. What are the chances of this hapening to me, 1:10,000,000 ?
Motherboard traces and PCB can burn. Plugs on the motherboard can melt.... since plugs are part of the motherboard then the motherboard can melt.

No way to know the odds... but it can occur and has occurred. That's why I told you to touch your wires. If they are very hot, then you might be running a risk.
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post #94 of 120
does this actually do anything?

might just buy one for the sake of it on my next build
    
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post #95 of 120
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does this actually do anything?

might just buy one for the sake of it on my next build
Read the thread, it gives PCIe slots an extra source for power to come from.
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I think it's a tool to destroy your motherboard.
    
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post #97 of 120
It's an interesting idea, but it seems useless.
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Does any read before they post anymore?
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Does any read before they post anymore?
Reading is for noobs. I look at the pictures on the page and glean information from them.
 
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I think it's a tool to destroy your motherboard.
What... How?
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It's an interesting idea, but it seems useless.
Not useless, it's very useful depending on the application. Though many modern boards pack that extra molex connection for additional power so many users do not need it.
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Does any read before they post anymore?
I don't know... I was always taught to observe all mediums of information for maximum information gathering.
A.K.A. Read the source, watch the video, and look at the pictures. Something may tell you something another won't.
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