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Old 08-25-2005, 06:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tomshardware conducted a few week long stress test on most of the TOP names in Power Supplies. These tests we conducted in extreme conditions and taxed the PSU's to a heavy degree.
http://www.tomshardware.com/howto/20...summary_charts
READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE!!!!

Two PSU'S that i've seen recommended in this forum on a day to day basis are the ANTEC & OCZ PSU'S. These are also (2) of the many that failed to live up to their specifications or just plain failed during the testing. There are some no-name PSU's that were tested and out performed even the KING of all PSU's (PCP&C).

May-be it's time to start recommending quality and stop recommending just big names.
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I would like a second party to conduct the same test.

I seems fishy that the PSU's had the EXACT SAME OUTPUT POWER AS RATED since it's very temperature dependant.

PCP&C rates their's at 50 degrees, so in average conditions they put out more than advertised
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I would like a second party to conduct the same test.

I seems fishy that the PSU's had the EXACT SAME OUTPUT POWER AS RATED since it's very temperature dependant.

PCP&C rates their's at 50 degrees, so in average conditions they put out more than advertised
Chris, those ratings aren't a measurement of the temperature that a power supply will produce...

Those ratings are an "Operating Temperature" or The range of (ambient temperatures) within which a power supply can be safely operated. (0C to 50C) is one of the manufacturers variables that it uses to determine (MTTF or Mean Time To Failure).
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well most psus that we have dont go under a full load anyway so i dont think we have to worry too much cause we dont use al the power all the time.
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