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Old 08-22-2004, 09:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I think I am going to upgrade my PSU in this system. Not immediately or anything, but I used the following site:

and calculated with the amount of fans I want to put in, I need a bigger 12v rail. My current PSU is 420w but only has 15a on the 12v rail max and I think currently I'm already at 14.2a usage.

I'm looking towards either Thermaltake or Ultra. Specifically the two below:



Yes I realize the wattages are different and that the thermaltake is out of stock. I'm not buying it right now. I'm more leaning towards ultra because it gives me plenty of 12V rail room and wattage. I also like the modular connections so that I can cut down on clutter a little bit although the thermaltake has the sleeves for their wires.

The power website says it basically takes 32a for 2gb of memory. Does that seem right? Seems like you'd have to have a damn good PSU with a high 5v rail to be able to have 2gb of RAM plus all your peripherals. Anyway, any tips or experiences are welcome =)

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Old 08-22-2004, 11:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Go with the Ultra it looks better and is 2 dollors cheaper!

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lol yeah, it does look pretty cool with it all mirrored like that. Is the little 4pin connector that plugs onto your motherboard that powers the CPU standard with these Power supplys? I'm not sure what they call the wire that goes to that. On my motherboard is specifies the thing as the JPW1 and in the manual it says its the ATX 12v line. Want to make sure thats there =/
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Old 08-22-2004, 11:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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just read this:

1x 20-Pin Main Power
1x 6-Pin AUX (Xeon) Power
1x 4-Pin 12V (P4)
6x 4-Pin Peripheral
1x Floppy

guess the 1x 4-Pin 12v (P4) must be the processor power I was talking about. Why does it say P4, it doesn't stand for pentium in this case obviously right?
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