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How can I tell when my power supply's maxed out?

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August 14, 2003 6:32:12 PM

I have an Enermax 450watt, and my system specs are,
-Intel PIV 2.4C (oc to 3840mhz)
-Asus P4P800 mobo
-Sapphire 9800pro (oc to 490/790)
-Maxtor Diamond plus 9 80G harddrive
-2x256 OCZ 3700 EL memory
-Sound Blaster Audigy
-1 DVD rom
-1 CD writer
Am I maxing out my power supply right now? Please help me.

I hate Computers! My P4 2.4C won't go above 3840mhz. My Sapphire 9800pro core/mem speed won't go above 490/790. I really hate computers!

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August 14, 2003 8:49:33 PM

OK. i got ur system config. One question to u though...
THe Diaomond Max 9 Plus - is that a S-ATA or a P-ATA disk?
And how much cache does it have - 2MB or 8MB?

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August 14, 2003 9:18:17 PM

One way to check is monitor your 12v and 5v lines at stock speeds with a standard gfx card and check them as you overclock. If they get to a point where they fluctuate by 0.1-0.2 or go down from say 12.1-11.7 or if the cpu voltage fluctuates by more than 0.03 volts then it may be struggling.

One example is my 550w psu. At stock speeds/voltage on cpu and memory, I get 12.01 on 12v line and 5.05 on 5v line and cpu is always within .03 volts of what I set the voltage to (1.63-1.65). Overclocked I get 11.98 on 12v and 5.03 on 5V and the cpu is still within .03v. A sign of a stable, happy system.....

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August 15, 2003 2:01:47 AM

It's not S-ata, and it's the 8mb version.

I hate Computers! My P4 2.4C won't go above 3840mhz. My Sapphire 9800pro core/mem speed won't go above 490/790. I really hate computers!
August 15, 2003 2:05:03 AM

My vcore is set at 1.6 right now, and according to mbm5, it varies between 1.59-1.61, the rest are
+3.3 3.41-3.47
+5.00 5.11-5.16
+12.00 12.16-12.28

Is this stable? Thank you for the help.

I hate Computers! My P4 2.4C won't go above 3840mhz. My Sapphire 9800pro core/mem speed won't go above 490/790. I really hate computers!
August 15, 2003 4:37:46 AM

hew, thanks speeduk, now my computer'll live on instead of dying.

I hate Computers! My P4 2.4C won't go above 3840mhz. My Sapphire 9800pro core/mem speed won't go above 490/790. I really hate computers!
August 15, 2003 9:56:23 AM

Tnx mate. I was wondering what ur system config was and i had actually asked u about that in some other thread. Unfortunately, my post was not made at all, tnx to my troubling modem. Hence the first statement of my previous post.

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August 15, 2003 4:03:06 PM

hey mask found a way to get that cpu in the country yet?

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August 15, 2003 7:30:52 PM

Nope. Today's our Independence Day! 56th Independence Day as a matter of fact. So the courier company was closed. So i got to enquire tomorrow. Lets see if they accept International to-pay couriers.

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August 18, 2003 2:34:12 PM

I read here that you should put a CD in your fastest CD/burner and lister for any fans that slow down as the CD spins up to its max speed. I havn't tried it myself so can't say it works or not.

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August 18, 2003 3:06:21 PM

How many case fans are you using? What Hsf?
August 19, 2003 5:47:27 AM

Got the SLK900U with 92mm Tornado and let me count casefans, 1,2,3,...,10,11, and a couple more in the power supply, my case is also opened with a huge 16inch fan blowing air straight into the case.

I hate Computers! My P4 2.4C won't go above 3840mhz. My Sapphire 9800pro core/mem speed won't go above 490/790. I really hate computers!
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