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http://www.alternate.nl/html/product...2=tot+600+Watt seems to be the best unit there for your budget.
Thanks!
How about the one I suggesed?
Modular for that price seems really attractive.
It's also in the Recommended PSU sticky.
Also, the price is great.
post #32 of 47
you need to upgrade psu if the voltage fluctuates very often..
post #33 of 47
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Thanks!
How about the one I suggesed?
Modular for that price seems really attractive.
It's also in the Recommended PSU sticky.
Also, the price is great.
I have that in my HTPC. Not sure how reliable it really is. I've heard good and bad things about it. Not sure what to believe. Don't think OCZ has a long history in PSU's. If modular is a big deal, go for it. If not, I would trust antec's quality over OCZ's.

Other good choices
1) http://www.informatique.nl/110946/se...12ii-620w.html
2) http://www.informatique.nl/519832/co...su-600geu.html
Seasonic is made by Corsair. The 620 is probably exactly like my HX620 but without modular cables. I have had this thing since 07 and it's been so good to me....
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A little update on the voltage behaviour. I'm now at 1.3875V in BIOS
At idle, the core voltage stays at 1.344V with very sometimes a short jump to 1.328 and back to 1.344 again.
However, as soon as I started running small FTT with Prime95, it immeadiately jumped back to fluctuating between 1.280-1.296 at previous voltages.
I've been able to get it stable at 1.296 by raising the voltage to the current level, but I don't think it's much of an improvement.
Should I keep increasing VCore or is there something wrong/strange going on?
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Your vcore should range higher than what it idles at, thats so weird...
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Your vcore should range higher than what it idles at, thats so weird...
This is also a case of a little bit of irony.
I bought this PC about two years ago with a 9600GT instead of the GTX460.
The ironic part is that I let the owner of the store that built my PC (Couldn't do that myself at that time) pick two parts for me. Guess which .
Yup. Both the mobo and the PSU were selected by him.
Guess i'll never go to THAT store again .

Back on topic;
Has anyone got an idea what the HECK is going on with my pc.
Strange thing is though that the prime95 tests do keep lasting longer when I increase the VCore.
Both AIDA and CPU-Z are giving me the exact same readings.
However. I just increased the VCore by one notch again (now 1.39something V) and prime95 already survived for 5min (it used to fail after about 20sec) and still running.

Edit:
It seems that increasing VCore does help to some extent.
1.4000 V now gives me 1.344 idle, 1.296-1.132V load
Perhaps increasing VCore even more will eventually give me the voltage i'm looking for?
Edited by xIntenso - 2/28/11 at 10:27am
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Thanks!
How about the one I suggesed?
Modular for that price seems really attractive.
It's also in the Recommended PSU sticky.
Also, the price is great.
It's pretty average all around... it isn't bad but it isn't exactly good either. The Antec HCG is better overall.
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By the way, i think i'm buying the ModXStream Pro 500W.
It looks like a solid performer based on the reviews and experiences I've read and I've been thinking about getting rid of this strange brand-thing for quite some time now. Also, modular sounds highly attractive to me. Also, the price seems really nice. I could do with average and modular for €60. It's not like I was looking for something special. Just a cheap, solid performer.

Another update on voltages: Increasing VCore does ceartainly increase stability. Prime95 has survived for 15min now and is still running.
Edited by xIntenso - 2/28/11 at 10:34am
post #39 of 47
Start looking up pencil modding your board. Thats a free easy mod to do.
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post #40 of 47
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Start looking up pencil modding your board. Thats a free easy mod to do.
I looked it up, but it seems that the only way to do something like that is to solder a (variable) resistor to a pin, which is something i would not want to risk doing.
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