Power Supply Question

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  1. C-Lord

    C-Lord New Member

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    The connection on the power supply to the motherboard has burnt pin the plastic around it black it almost melted. I wanted to know how to prevent this and what caused it. BTW I have a 2500+ overclocked. I'm using the power supply that came with my chieftec case i think its 420w.
     
  2. Blade

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    dont OC on a cheap psu
     
  3. Jerboy

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    Poor quality connector. Poor connection means resistance and resistance means heat.
     
  4. Person

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    yea dont use a cheap psu.... go for an antec or a thermaltake somewhere along the line of quality PSUs... usually the heavier the psu the better.
     
  5. C-Lord

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    Alright guys thanks alot!!! i think i'm going to buy a antec 480w
     
  6. Person

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    good choice i recommend newegg.com but you can get the thermaltake 480w for cheaper on that site.
     
  7. ZetecRacing

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    the chieftec PSU is an Antec;) and on tom's hardware in his mega PSU review the chieftec 420w did rather well. Enermax PSU's are also very good too. Weight doesn't tell you how good a PSU is by it self. all that tells you is they slapped a bigger heatsink in there. the ratings of the different rails is a better factor to look at. Enermax 550watt 36 amp per rail antec's 550 dosn't have that good of ratings across the 3 rails and your voltage will suffer cause of it. believe me I know I have 2 computers with antec true power 550's and 1 with the enermax 550. the enermax is also lighter than the antec.
     
  8. Person

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    like i said usually and my cheiftec case came with this gay 420w psu that cant handle my shit :) so generally speaking i would go along the lines of Antec, Enermax, TurboCool, Thermaltake. i recomended the thermaltake ones because they are about 70 shipped on newegg.com + i have it and my vcore never gets off 1.65-1.68v
     
  9. Jerboy

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    Your power supply doesn't regulate Vcore. Onboard votlage regulator does.
     
  10. ZetecRacing

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    interesting.... what do you got that caused it to not work?

    I had the 420w chieftec and it works just fine with my:
    Abit AT7-Max2
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    1gb PC2700 (512x2)
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    20gb 7200rpm IDE x2 Raid 0
    60gb 7200rpm IDE 8mb cache
    120gb 7200rpm SATA 8mb cache

    sold it to an old room mate of mine about 2 months ago and it works just fine still

    ooh and like Jerboy said above the motherboard regulates the voltage not the PSU. The AT7 has 4 phase power so I am sure that helps.... BUT never had a problems with the same setup on the KD7-Raid I had before the AT7 which is a 3 phase power board. voltages didn't change much on either.
     

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