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We really need a basic AC/DC, digital electronics sub forum here on OCN, I just bet we have some very sharp people that would contribute and then there would be such an increase in the number of people who could fix there own issues. Electronics/electricity scares people but if you can comprehend a low level Algebra course you can master Ohms law and know enough about volts,amps,ohms,wire sizes. Perhaps OCN starts a electronics sub-forum someday.
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We really need a basic AC/DC, digital electronics sub forum here on OCN, I just bet we have some very sharp people that would contribute and then there would be such an increase in the number of people who could fix there own issues. Electronics/electricity scares people but if you can comprehend a low level Algebra course you can master Ohms law and know enough about volts,amps,ohms,wire sizes. Perhaps OCN start an electronics sub-forum someday.
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If your power supply is an older group regulated design, there needs to be a minimum load on the minor rails for the major rail (12V) to work properly.


Essentially... to get a better idea of your PSU's real world figures juice up that DMM with a running system (just watch where you're sticking those probes), to check for loading variances test at both idle and maximum loading (or as close as you can achieve) using benchmarks OR PC torture tests etc.
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