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Old 07-25-2007, 02:09 AM   #1
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Exclamation NEED HELP PSU and Mobo PROBLEMS!!

OK well im Dumb as hell
I chose this PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817190012

And this Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131011

And right after i order them i see that the PSU is not supporting X2 CPUs
I was like o SH**
But i still had hove intill I noticed a comment on the Mobo
"These days you need ram that you know for a fact is compatible with your motherboard, and you need to a solid power supply. 26 amps the bare minimum on 12 volt rail, 40 amps better to avoid problems. Wireless is great, can act as a NAP or client and was very easy to setup."

Now i feel LIKE SHI******

Then i see this
"System built July 13th. AMD X2 5200, Asus M2N32 SLI-Deluxe Wireless Edition, 2gig Kit DDR2 800 Crucial Ballistix, EVGA Geforce 7600GT, Raid-0 2X Seagate Barracuda 320gig Sata3, 600W Xion Modular PSU, Sunbeam UFO Transparent Cube, 27" Viewsonic LCD TV, Windows Vista 32-Bit. Cube modded to be watertight & Nitrogen environment, and I've modded a mini-fridge bought at C*stco"

So now im alll happy buy im alll like CRAP Y DO I HAVE TO RMA


SOO all i need to no is WILL THIS SYSTEM WORK!!!!!
And if ur wondering
Theres only 2 MODULAR XION PSU IN NEWEGG!!!!
heres the link
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817190016
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Old 07-25-2007, 10:32 AM   #2
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Default Re: NEED HELP PSU and Mobo PROBLEMS!!

Ummmm anyone can help

ANYONE?
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Default Re: NEED HELP PSU and Mobo PROBLEMS!!

It should work, dont see why not.
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Old 07-25-2007, 11:00 AM   #4
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Default Re: NEED HELP PSU and Mobo PROBLEMS!!

o ok cuz im bad with all the Voltages and such so i need another opinion
(Case and video card is coming by train from ca)
(rest from NJ and there 19 mins away)
Now im happy
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Old 07-25-2007, 11:43 AM   #5
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Default Re: NEED HELP PSU and Mobo PROBLEMS!!

That PSU has 40 amps on the +12V rail, although I don't think that reviewer knows what he's talking about.

It will work just fine.
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Old 07-25-2007, 11:50 AM   #6
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THANK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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And when Thelies comes on im going to kill him he said it wouldn't work
But anyway can u guys sorta explain How u no that its 40Amps
I Still have room to learn more
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Old 07-25-2007, 12:01 PM   #7
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Look on the newegg specifications page:


You want to look under Output. The +12V rail is what really matters. On this PSU, there are 2 +12V rails. It's pretty common to have 2 or more +12V rails on PSUs these days. Anyway, see where it says +12V1@20A, +12V2@20A? That means on both +12V rails, there are 20 amps. Combine that to get 40 amps.

Just so you know, volts times amps equals watts. So that PSU has 480 watts on the +12V. The +12V rail is where the most important components draw power, the graphics card, CPU, etc. These are also the components that need the most power though. That's why it's important to have a powerful +12V rail, especially in gaming rigs where the video card is sucking up tons of power.
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Thanks soooooo much i was thinking i would have to RMA
So Simply put If i just use one 12 Volt rail it will be at 40 Amps?
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The 12V does NOT have 40A on it. Read the label on the psu. It says 12V1 + 12V2 = 384W. Now with simple math (Voltage*Amprage=Wattage) You really only have 32A combined on the 12V rails.
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The 12V does NOT have 40A on it. Read the label on the psu. It says 12V1 + 12V2 = 384W. Now with simple math (Voltage*Amprage=Wattage) You really only have 32A combined on the 12V rails.
Oh, well I just saw +12V1@20A and +12V2@20A. I'm guessing that's because of the PSU's efficiency...
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Its not efficiency, just how much current the traces can handle and basically how much amperage can go through without tripping the OCP.
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Its not efficiency, just how much current the traces can handle and basically how much amperage can go through without tripping the OCP.
I see...then why do they rate the +12V rails at 20A each when it's really not that much?
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well i see u all are finding that out
(I just got the Parts and im happy)
as long as theres more than 26 Amps on the PSUs 12 volt Rail then im fine the CPU is a 5600+ and thats the mobo
Just need the CPU and ram which im going to order next week
i should be expecting the Case and Video card tomorrow or on friday
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that will support anything. it will support a quad core if you had the money . as long as you have the right motherboard plugs. besides 99.9% of PSU's come with the 4 pin plug and yours even comes with the 8 pin

EDIT: dont be worried about amps. i have my "5200+"(probably uses MORE amps than a normal as its OCed to that level) running on a PSU with 12amps on the 12V rail. DONT worry that PSU is GREAT!
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o ok and i noticed something in the lil book they give u
" Supports Intel Core 2 Duos and AMD 64/FX/ and X2"
Its also version 2.22 so it might be something up with Newegg (got to update)
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newegg is slow to update there product pages usually. probably only do it when a customer asks them too or when they see someone on a review talk about it.
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I see...then why do they rate the +12V rails at 20A each when it's really not that much?
Because each rail can hold 20A by it self. So you can have one rail at 20A while the other rail has the rest on it, or vice versa.
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THANK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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And when Thelies comes on im going to kill him he said it wouldn't work
But anyway can u guys sorta explain How u no that its 40Amps
I Still have room to learn more
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Yeah, should work, don't see why he would say it wouldn't.
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