It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

 
Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
OCZ ModStream 520W PSU OCZ ModStream 520W PSU
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


OCZ ModStream 520W PSU
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 18th January 2005, 00:57   #1
[M] Reviewer
 
Sidney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 15,739
Sidney Freshly Registered
Default OCZ ModStream 520W PSU

PC enthusiasts sometimes talk that their “rails” are low and that they need a new power supply. First off, the “rails” that they are referring to are the 3.3V, 5V, and 12V lines that come off the power supply. The 3.3V and 5V generally power the digital devices like the motherboard, PCI slots, AGP slot, etc. The 12V is usually for motorized devices like the hard drives, CD-ROM, fans, etc. These lines are rated to run at a certain specification, usually somewhere around plus or minus 5%. Technically, if these lines stay within this margin, the system should run fine with no instabilities but if they do run out of specification a number of problems can arise. Usually power supplies go under the minimum voltage when used over a long period of time. When the rails are low this usually leads to blue screens and various other instabilities like random reboots. When these lines are overvolted problems arise again like drive failure, blue screens, damaged drives and damaged motherboards. Therefore, it is easy to see why it is important to have "clean" power - power that is stable, does not fluctuate, and within a tight tolerance.

URL: http://www.ocmodshop.com/default.aspx?a=238

__________________
lazyman

Opteron 165 (2) @2.85 1.42 vcore AMD Stock HSF + Chill Vent II
Sidney is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OCZ Modstream 520W jmke WebNews 0 16th December 2005 11:17
OCZ ModStream 520W Power Supply Sidney WebNews 2 28th June 2005 17:51
OCZ ModStream 520W Sidney WebNews 0 10th June 2005 18:42
OCZ Modstream 520w PSU Sidney WebNews 0 5th April 2005 21:55
OCZ ModStream 520 Watt PSU Sidney WebNews 0 1st March 2005 01:05
OCZ ModStream 520W Sidney WebNews 0 4th February 2005 03:24
OCZ 520W ModStream Power Supply jmke WebNews 0 31st January 2005 11:52
OCZ PowerStream 520W PSU jmke WebNews 0 19th January 2005 09:47
OCZ ModStream 520W PSU Sidney WebNews 0 27th December 2004 16:01
OCZ Modstream 520w Da_BoKa WebNews 0 9th December 2004 14:48

Thread Tools

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

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


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:32.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO