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post #1 of 32
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Would you be interested in seeing a PSU certification that tested for the quality of the PSU, its adherence to ATX specifications, and other such things? Similar to the 80PLUS certification or UL listing, but more comprehensive.

If so, please rank these tests in order of importance to you.


Voltage Regulation
Ripple Suppression
Efficiency
Low Load Efficiency (EUP)
Start-Up Transients
Transient Load Response
Hold-Up Time
90VAC Input Performance
Short Circuit Protection
Overloading test
Edited by Phaedrus2129 - 12/31/10 at 5:52pm
post #2 of 32
yeah.
the wattage rattings on PSU's tend to vary widely in terms of accuracy.
post #3 of 32
How much different would these tests be say over what Johhny Guru already does?? If it ADD's to what he does and provides more information on the quality of said tested PSU then YES BY ALL MEANS, The MORE information we can have can only lead to better decisions being made on purchases.
post #4 of 32
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The idea would be to do something on the same level as JonnyGURU or HardOCP, or more, but only the technical data provided and on a pass/fail basis, no rating system. And there would be a logo that could be printed on product packaging or label similar to the 80PLUS logo.

It would only certify that the PSU passes ATX specs or certain arbitrary limits. It would not say that one unit is better than another, though you could look at a unit's results and come to that conclusion yourself.
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The idea would be to do something on the same level as JonnyGURU or HardOCP, or more, but only the technical data provided and on a pass/fail basis, no rating system. And there would be a logo that could be printed on product packaging or label similar to the 80PLUS logo.

It would only certify that the PSU passes ATX specs or certain arbitrary limits. It would not say that one unit is better than another, though you could look at a unit's results and come to that conclusion yourself.
I think that a great idea.
post #6 of 32
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
The idea would be to do something on the same level as JonnyGURU or HardOCP, or more, but only the technical data provided and on a pass/fail basis, no rating system. And there would be a logo that could be printed on product packaging or label similar to the 80PLUS logo.

It would only certify that the PSU passes ATX specs or certain arbitrary limits. It would not say that one unit is better than another, though you could look at a unit's results and come to that conclusion yourself.
Sounds good to me...
post #7 of 32
I don't know as much as you do phaedrus, not nearly, but Voltage regulation and ripple suppression are pretty important, because I know this effects overclocking. Next to that, probably transient load response and short circuit protection, then efficiency.
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Didn't I come up with something like this a couple of weeks ago?

Yes, I would.
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