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Old 06-10-2013, 07:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys!

Built a security rig a while back. It kept shutting down over and over.

The darn thing couldn't even complete a memtest86+

Yanked the NEW PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk III Series 400W review and threw it on two separate cheap PSU testers.

The PSU testers are giving a loud alarm and showing a 2.9v reading where there is suppose to be a 3.3v?

Have I isolated the problem gentlemen?

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Old 06-10-2013, 09:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would say 100% bingo.
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I would say 100% bingo.
Ok, and for future references, how much can the volts be off and still be ok to use?

Example: you are saying 2.9 volts vs. the recommended 3.3 is waaaaaaaay off.

What is tolerable?

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Normally the voltages are a 100th lower or slightly higher to give an example.
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Wow! Well, if that is truly the case, then PC Power and Cooling missed the boat big time on this PSU!

I hope the RMA process it fast.

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Wow! Well, if that is truly the case, then PC Power and Cooling missed the boat big time on this PSU!

I hope the RMA process it fast.

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After being bought out by OCZ their quality lost my respect.

The only voltage that is "safe" being lower is 12v down to 11.86 or so under full load.
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After being bought out by OCZ their quality lost my respect.

The only voltage that is "safe" being lower is 12v down to 11.86 or so under full load.
Yeah, I heard a little about OCZ buying them out. Hopefully this PSU was manufactured before OCZ got their spoon in the pot!

Anandtech's review was kina meh...

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5844/p...-mk-iii-400w/6

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Silencer Mk2 was released as OCZ. The buyout was in 07. So one could assume the mk3 will be newer.
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Silencer Mk2 was released as OCZ. The buyout was in 07. So one could assume the mk3 will be newer.
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