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Old 08-09-2006, 12:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What does hicup mean?

I keep hearing people say hicup when their referring to a power supply or other parts. What does that mean exactly. Does it mean the computer freezes for a second or it restarts or something else.

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never heard of it would you mind linking a post where it is used?


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Old 08-09-2006, 10:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Oddly enough I couldn't find any of the ones releated to power supplys or any newer ones.
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yeah i think they mean the computer forze for a sec or was lagging
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Old 08-09-2006, 05:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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when they say without a hicup they probably meant it ran fine and smooth, sometimes people refer to hicups in the case of psus when theyre talking about voltage spikes
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The link you provided use 'hicup' in different terms... It is all in the context of what is being discussed. If someone mentions a hicup with regards to a power supply, it would imply voltage spikes as IrishNinjaX stated.....

In the 1st example, they are talking about overclocking memory. When they say hicup, they meant the system ran stable up to that point.....

The 2nd link you posted, is again about memory.... Running games without a 'hicup' would mean they weren't choppy or full of artifacts.

The 3rd link is again talking about games... but it is refering to the video card.

4th link is again about memory.....

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