My PSU sucks. - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-06-2008, 09:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
Retired.
 
peterhuang913's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 8,076
Send a message via AIM to peterhuang913
Default My PSU sucks.

I just recently did a check on my PSU's amperage draw and it sucks. It draws 1.5A when I stress or load the computer. My PSU is suppose to draw 7.5A but it doesn't even go past 1.5A. Some might say this is good but I know it sucks. It means my PSU can't supply the rated 12V amperage. But I can't do anything about it because the computer runs so I can't ask my dad for a new one. This might be the reason why I can't overclock or why my computer randomly restarts when encoding video. Don't buy Ultra next time. /rant

Ultra Products - V-Series 400 Watt PSU - Black
__________________

__________________


My computer uses 1.5A-load, .8A-idle, .65A-standby, .05A-turned off on 125V.
"The spaces between your fingers were created so that another's could fill them in."
Quote:
Originally Posted by Norcent View Post
I need to stop using the internet.
peterhuang913 is offline  
Old 02-06-2008, 09:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
Inquiry - The Dark Cheese
 
darksideleader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 953
Default Re: My PSU sucks.

v-series might "suck" but im sure the other series by ultra are decent.
__________________

__________________
Runnin' Stock, Cool, Quiet and Fast
Q6700
Thermaltake Big Typhoon w/ Scythe Kama PWN Fan
MSI P6N SLI Platinum
OCZ Vista Performance Platinum 4x2GB
2x Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB RAID 0
HD Radeon 3450 *Temp* *8800GT SLI Coming*
Acer AL2216W 22" LCD Monitor + 17" Samsung Sync Master 750
Antec TruePower Trio 650 Watt
Power Up Standard
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
darksideleader is offline  
Old 02-06-2008, 10:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
Ste
Do not Stare at my Avatar
 
Ste's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Upon Gleaning Infinity
Posts: 9,577
Send a message via MSN to Ste
Default Re: My PSU sucks.

Ultra's only good models are of the X Finity series and Xpro EE series..

Even so, there are still many better brands.

So These.
Ultra Products - X-Finityô 500 Watt PSU - Black
Ultra Products - X-Pro 600W ATX Power Supply with APFC - Energy Efficient
Ste is offline  
Old 02-07-2008, 03:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 192
Default Re: My PSU sucks.

How do you test a power supply?
__________________
Mount up with wings like eagles...
Xfire: clayster89
ClayKann101 is offline  
Old 02-07-2008, 03:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
Ste
Do not Stare at my Avatar
 
Ste's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Upon Gleaning Infinity
Posts: 9,577
Send a message via MSN to Ste
Default Re: My PSU sucks.

How so very vague. In what respect to you wish to know?

A full blown review test? Which includes heavy load and game testing, checking voltages and amperages during the test, different ambient temperatures, testing of peak output and continuous output and much more..

Just to see if it will power a few fans?

Which test, how deep do you want to dig?
Ste is offline  
Old 02-07-2008, 07:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 192
Default Re: My PSU sucks.

Well i didnt know if there was like a program that told you the amps and volts. If there is I would like to know what its called. Thanks
__________________
Mount up with wings like eagles...
Xfire: clayster89
ClayKann101 is offline  
Old 02-07-2008, 07:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
Retired.
 
peterhuang913's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 8,076
Send a message via AIM to peterhuang913
Default Re: My PSU sucks.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ClayKann101 View Post
Well i didnt know if there was like a program that told you the amps and volts. If there is I would like to know what its called. Thanks
It's a called a multimeter.
__________________


My computer uses 1.5A-load, .8A-idle, .65A-standby, .05A-turned off on 125V.
"The spaces between your fingers were created so that another's could fill them in."
Quote:
Originally Posted by Norcent View Post
I need to stop using the internet.
peterhuang913 is offline  
Old 02-07-2008, 07:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 192
Default Re: My PSU sucks.

Im guessing a multimeter is a tool, not a program?
__________________
Mount up with wings like eagles...
Xfire: clayster89
ClayKann101 is offline  
Old 02-07-2008, 07:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
I feel funny...
 
thirdshiftdj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lowell,Ma
Posts: 3,808
Send a message via AIM to thirdshiftdj
Default Re: My PSU sucks.

yea your on the right track




If you need a psu so bad you could save up and buy one yourself. Its not that hard.
__________________
NUFFIN!
thirdshiftdj is offline  
Old 02-07-2008, 07:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 192
Default Re: My PSU sucks.

I have a great psu but i was just wondering how would you test it.
__________________

__________________
Mount up with wings like eagles...
Xfire: clayster89
ClayKann101 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Upside-Down PSU Crazydog115 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 8 04-14-2008 12:57 PM
Question regarding mini ITX and recommended PSU 96300NAZ New Systems | Building and Buying 0 12-16-2007 10:29 PM
Psu Redmo0n System Upgrades 6 12-15-2007 11:35 PM
Need psu and low end vid card for build Shafra System Upgrades 7 10-15-2007 12:16 AM
In Depth PSU Guide: Please Read. Oreo New Systems | Building and Buying 18 10-13-2007 11:54 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.