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Antec Truepower 330w Power Supply Problem


Is this psu any good? I'm thinkin of upgrading my power situation , simply because my +12v rails are shockingly low 11. 19) and this antec 330w psu, is readily available in my small neck of the woods. I am currently runnin 2 psu's wired together (a 250w ibm slaved to a generic 300w). All my fans and drives run off the 250w , while the 300w powers the mobo and the vid card only.

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Antec 550w Truepower Power Supply Problem

Last night i shutdown my pc and everything was fine. This morning i tried to boot it up and nothing. I believe my antec 550w truepower power supply has gone bad. The fans did not turn on, no led lights on the mobo or anything else. It was just like it was unplugged. Is there anyway to determine if it has shorted out my motherboard, hard drive, graphic card, etc. ?

Posted On: March 5th, 2006, 11:34 AM . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Antec Truepower Ii 550w Atx12v Power Supply

I am going to be building a computer soon and need help with the power supply. I am happy with the antec tpii 550w , but would like to know if the current it supplies is enough for:

Asus p5ld2 - deluxe
Pentium d 830
Wd2500js
2x512mb ddr2 533mhz
Leadtek 7800gtx

The two +12v rails supply 19a each. On the leadtek website it says the card needs a minimum of 26a. Can the two +12v currents be combined to supply enough power to the card.


Posted On: September 25th 2005 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Antec Power Supply Failure

I've built quite a few desktop pcs systems, from motherboards, etc. And, i've also repaired quite a few machines (e.g.compaq, hp, gateway, etc). It seems that power-supplies are the failure point much more often than i had expected. Once again, a couple of days ago, on a six-month old machine i own and built, (with good fans, no overclocking, etc), i inserted a 2nd ethernet-pci card into it, and when i brought it up for the first time, it wouldn't boot. (No smoke or noises. )The little activity light seemed to indicate random action, just as though it was seeking the disk and booting, but nothing ever showed up at the console, not even initial bios output. So, i took the case-side off, and hooked up my little power-supply tester-unit. Sure enough, one of the tester's multiple green lights did not light up, and that red 'danger' light on the tester did light up! [It's a fairly nice antec 400-watt supply, which is plenty of wattage for this system. It is an antec model sp-400 'smartpower'. ]

Any advice or comments about how often power-supplies fail, or thoughts about why this one might have?


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Power Supply Failure Rate

According to be hardware these are the power supply failure statistics for the previous year, like all statistics they should be taken with a pinch of salt. They confirm though what most hexites knew already. Fortron: 0. 7%
Hiper: 1. 2%
Seasonic: 1. 4%
Thermaltake: 1. 6%
Tagan: 2. 8%
Enermax: 3. 0%
Antec: 9. 5%

Follow the link for details:-

http://www.Behardware.com/news/8550/power-supply-failure-rate.html


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Power Supply That Has Two 20-pin Connectors

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