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Windows 7: General PSU question


25 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
General PSU question

How long is the average "burn in" period for a power supply?


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25 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have never heard of that. I have used about 20 PSUs and never had a problem just hooking them up. If you get a good one you should never need to worry about such a thing.

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25 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've also never really heard of a break-in period for a PSU.
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25 Jan 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I have heard of a burn-out, but never of a burn-in.
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26 Jan 2010   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djjamieg View Post
How long is the average "burn in" period for a power supply?
I think you are referring to the life expectancy of a power supply and that depends on the quality and the type of usage and demand you will place on a psu.
If you are using an under powered psu for intense purposes expect 8-10,000 hours of life, maybe less, maybe more. If you have a higher wattage psu you can expect double the life.

Regards,
Adrian
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