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SolarMax 400W PSU

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March 24, 2006 3:14:20 PM

I am going to buy a new PSU. but the only power supply i can get are
01. SolarMax 400W
02. ACBell 400W
03. ISO (something like that) 300W
I have searched the net for SolarMax but found no articles about it. my friend is using the ACBell PSU but he said to me that it is not good. Has any one of you know about the SolarMax 400W PSU. please tell me if its any good. Currently i have Codegen 350W supply. it worked fine until a component was burned. I have repaired it but i have noticed some times the hard drives are not detected. I have also noticed that the ATX connection on the main board is getting black (fryin). Does this mean that it cannot provide enough power. :?:
Tahir Ali

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March 24, 2006 3:25:50 PM

This is the cheapest power supply I would trust
cooler master 430W is just over $40 shipped.

Hopefully your mobo is not damaged by the dead power supply! It sounds like it may not be trusted at this point....
March 24, 2006 3:55:16 PM

I dont have credit card so I cannot order one. the only PSU i can get localy are the three above.

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March 24, 2006 4:15:31 PM

I haven't heard of any of those PSU mfrs. What are the amp ratings on the 3.3V, 5V and 12V rails? What components do you have in your PC?
March 30, 2006 4:39:40 PM

Here are the ratings on the SolarMax PSU

+5V -5V +12V -12V +3.3 +5VSB
15A 0.5A 6A 0.5A 14A 1.5A

and my old PSU CodeGen 200XA (350Watts) had these ratings.

3A 0.5A 15A 0.8A 20A 2A

My system Configuration is

1.7 Ghz Inetl Celeron Processor
i845 GEBV2 Mainboard
512 MB (333Mhz) Kingston RAM
MSI GeForce 4 Ti 4200 64MB AGP
SB Live 5.1
Lan Card
56K Modem
80 GB Seagate IDE
40 GB Seagate IDE
80 GB Seagate IDE (when i need this one i disable liteon and put the hd)
Benq 1640 DVD-RW
Liteon 165 DVD-Rom