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Windows 7: Devastated.

22 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

I had just found out that my PSU unit is a complete lie.
The model is the Apevia Turbolink ATX-TL450W-BK, and it is sold as a 450W unit and came with this computer I bought from Newegg.
I had just discovered that my PSU is of the oldest trick in the book and is using a "Liar Label."
The 450W PSU that supposedly came with this computer can only push out 240W of power, and I cannot believe it hasn't died on me, and honestly, I'm scared of what may happen to my computer and how the PSU has lasted this long (My Graphics card requires a 400W PSU to run).


Any Good PSU recommendations that are not using "Liar Labels" and are 500W and above?

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22 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

Pwn Best thing to do is go to a store like Fry's and pick your PSU up in person

skip ordering Online and get the product physicaly it will only be better for you in the long run

A major chain can't fake PSU labels and not going to ever do so if they don't want to be accused of fraud or sued so if i were you i would take that issue up with the vendor who sold it to you in the first place

then go get a newer better psu a few choices
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22 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

Ah, that's why you go with the big brands in power supplies. Next time you buy one, go for Corsair, Antec, Coolermaster, OCZ, Thermaltake etc. If you want the full list of high and low quality PSU brands, look at this thread and scroll to the bottom of the first post.

I know what you mean though. I too have a 'fake' power supply. It is advertised as 1500w but only puts out about 700-800 (though I've never measured it properly). Fortunately, this is more than enough to power my computer at the moment and what's more, I got it for free. So, I'm not complaining.
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22 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

I sent an e-mail to Cyberpower regarding the issue, I'll be awaiting a response.
For now, I have bookmarked the two Corsair power supply recommendations, now I need to find a good computer store to visit for a new one, that is after I get the money though.
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22 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

Your in california Pwn do you happen to be in so cal ?

If you were i would be glad just to help you if you need it i just finished my new bulldozer build
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22 Jul 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

When you see a 450 watt power supply being sold for $19.99 US, alarm bells should go off in your head loud enough for me to hear it. Sorry you got taken.

There are many good and reputable PS manufacturers and you can buy online with some confidence if you do your research and read the reviews.

Please write a review of your purchase on Newegg and clearly warn others to stay away from this unit and company. And send a complaint to Newegg too. They need to know what is going on under their noses.
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22 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

I agree , But he did mention he sent a letter regarding the issue

I just hope he is more carefull next time and do a little more research being dooped isn't easy to deal with especially when it comes from a recommended source
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22 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot

Shame on newegg.

Get an Antec, Seasonics or OCZ. Stay away from Thermaltake lower end units.
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22 Jul 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Lesson learned, PSUs that come with a case are usually crappola. I bought a case with...supposedly a 500W PSU, but I could tell from its light weight it had no "guts".
Things to look for:
1. Active PFC
2. Single 12V rail
3.The 12V amp rating is high enough for your needs
4. Ample connectors
5. 80Plus certified
6. Reputable brand, Corsair, Seasonic, Themaltake

Thermaltake also supplies some crap PSUs but offers some higher-end ones as well.
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22 Jul 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

@Solarstarshines: Yes, I do live in Southern California, I live between San Bernadino and Riverside. I did a Google Maps search of Laguna Hills and you are way out there by the coast. It's about a 1-hour drive (51 miles).

@TVeblen: The PSU came with the pre-built system I bought, and come to think of it, it is light for it's weight.

@Britton30: Like I said before, the system as a whole did seem unusually light, I feel that from now on the system should be self-built, all PSU's I use for now on will be 80 Plus Certified.
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