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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
It was a fault in the MOSFET failing on the board.

Yes the board is what fried itself, and the PSU only did what it was asked; the point of OCP is to keep instances like that from happening.
Truth ^^

just like i sayed in a way to long story above lol
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In 2006-2007 my motherboard melted/burned starting from the 20(24?)pin slot.
I had some 350-400w power supply from Antec. It wasn't that fun.

In 2007 when i was doing a total rebuild, it was touted everywhere that you should have a dual or quad rail PSU. So quad it is.
Last summer it wen't silently down when some transistor failed after 24/7 use of allmost three years. Right before the guarantee ended, so now i got a newer version of it running here.
All my power supplys seems to last less then three years.


I just checked and found these listed in my PSU's manual:
OCP - Over current protection
UVP - Under voltage protection
OVP - Over voltage protection
SCP - Short circuit fuse
OTP - Temperature safeguard
OPP - Over power protecton
post #73 of 172
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Originally Posted by Ikon View Post
In 2006-2007 my motherboard melted/burned starting from the 20(24?)pin slot.
I had some 350-400w power supply from Antec. It wasn't that fun.

In 2007 when i was doing a total rebuild, it was touted everywhere that you should have a dual or quad rail PSU. So quad it is.
Last summer it wen't silently down when some transistor failed after 24/7 use of allmost three years. Right before the guarantee ended, so now i got a newer version of it running here.
All my power supplys seems to last less then three years.


I just checked and found these listed in my PSU's manual:
OCP - Over current protection
UVP - Under voltage protection
OVP - Over voltage protection
SCP - Short circuit fuse
OTP - Temperature safeguard
OPP - Over power protecton
what a luck

i have the Bequiet straght power pro in my kids rig to, its running almost 4 years now so you might be good now
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Whats the verdict on my 520w S12II?
Seasonic says it has ocp or ovp but jonnyguru says it doesn't but I don't think Seasonic would lie about something like that.
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read what i stated page before this

http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...l#post12443892
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Really good read, and responses, think some rep is in order!
 
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i dont know i am sure i read a post here on ocn, about how the only differance is. each rail can have a max current of x, before it shuts down, however with single all the rails are one so they will not shut down for longer, so basically i think that Multi Rail is only slightly better, an in some case's its not, a friend of mine had a problem with a multi rail psu an 4x 580's, I should mention i am really rubbish with elc, so thats whay this isnt the most detailed post
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what a luck

i have the Bequiet straght power pro in my kids rig to, its running almost 4 years now so you might be good now
I hope it lasts. A decade would be nice.


My computer has spent a lot more time shut down (down 8-16 hours a day) since last october because of my ridiculous electric bills.
With this usage it might last a lot longer.

My brother bought a 500W version at the same time as me and it died in a year. He got a new one and it's been running for couple of years now.

I wonder what kind of failure rate these things have.
post #79 of 172
Been reading a lot of posts that say "don't skimp on your psu", what does that mean?

Does it mean quality wise, budget wise?

For example, my HX850w is neither low quality, nor cheap.

I can buy cheaper multi rail psu's......but don't think that would improve the safety of my system.

So I think I did not skimp on my psu? right?

Also the manual says it has:

Over current/voltage/pwer protection. Under voltage protection and short circuit protection.

So will I be OK now with this single rail 70A psu, or not?

Thanks
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Teehee.

I use a Thermaltake PSU (Which have a rep for being poo) and it's great. Multi-rail and all the protection i need (OCP, OVP, SCP)

It's genuinely saved my backside many times over the years due to my own carelessness. Apart from scaring the crap outta me, it's always saved my system and booted up fine afterwards.
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