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Old 08-25-2004, 04:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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what does PFC (power factor correction) do exactly?

and also, say I have a 560W psu . . . if i have components that only make up about 420W, will the power supply do 560w or 420w? or somewhere in the middle (efficiency and stuff)?

also, if i have probably around 420w of components, what kind of UPS power battery thingy should i get for it? i just need about 2 minutes worth of battery to properly shut down (you know, make sure hard drives can finish their stuff)

i think i would just plug the computer into that, not the monitor and speakers and printer and stuff

TFTHIA (thanks for the help in advance)
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haha, i dont need the thesis on it, just a simple explanation . . . . . . . .

also, don't need the monitor, reason being ---->

save program - ctrl+s

close - alt+f4

shut down - windows + u + u
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thank you XKO!!!
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i know i'm thankful i have the ups cuz the other night the whole neighborhood went out like 6 times and i usually leave my computer on all the time. the $50 was worth the time it took for me to go to the computer and shut it down.
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