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Created On: 07/26/2004 03:45 AM
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 07/26/2004 03:45 AM
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Atreyu
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Running an A64 3200+ @ 2.4Ghz with a KV8Pro, so far so good, no reboots etc, happened to look through the threads here and realised ppl have been saying that A64s should have at least an 18A current through the 12V rail? Why is that so? Possible to point me in any direction so that I can read up on more of this? Coz my PSU is an HEC PowerOp 435W, and after checking on it's ratings, realised its max amp is only 17A. All along I had only looked at the power numbers (435W) and had thought it sufficient..

Please advise..
 07/26/2004 11:00 PM
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the wattage sort of matters if you are going to be running a lot of hard drives or optical drives. amperage on the 12v rail is going to mean more power, and usually associated with good 12v ratings is dependability.

if it hasnt messed up yet, id just stick with that. if it randomly reboots more than maybe once a year, or a motherboard monitor shows crazy variations in voltage, then you might want to invest the fifty.
 07/26/2004 11:01 PM
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k4pz0r
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If you're running stable then your Powersupply should be fine. Amps mostly determine how many devices your PS can be hooked up to at once. If you add some new hardware, and you start getting random reboots, then I would look at a new Powersupply

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 07/27/2004 12:35 AM
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Atreyu
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Ok thanks
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