Just a quick and hopefully simple question. My current PSU died and so I have ordered a new one. I am ready to install the new PSU, however, I am very confused about rails.
Before I begin I will quickly list my specs:
ATI 5870 1gb
8GB DDR3 RAM
Intel E8500 @3.16ghz
1 x DVD/rw
So here is my problem. My current broken 700w PSU has 2x 12v rails, at 22a each. However, my new 800w PSU has 4x 12v rails rated at 32a each.
I am stuck because i do not fully understand how rails work, and do not know how to make sure when I install my new PSU, I am not accidentally putting the whole pc on 1 single rail and blowing it up!
So when installing my new PSU, how do I identify which wires are powered by each of the 4 rails? And how do I make sure my psu is always supplying my graphics card, CPU, and motherboard with enough power?
I am sorry for such a noob question, but it is quite confusing and I don't want to break my pc.