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Windows 7: What!?!

22 Jul 2011   #1
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
What!?!

Welcome to www.Kingwin.com: Power Supplies
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Not sure exactly what they mean by a Overclocked PSU, but...

Slick advertising?


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23 Jul 2011   #2
Terronium 12

Windows 10 Technical Preview - x64
 
 

It can be over(volted)clocked to 600W...

What? I find it hard to believe that it goes from Platinum to Gold.
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23 Jul 2011   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

from wikipedia:

Quote:
Overclocking is the process of running a computer component at a higher clock rate (more clock cycles per second) than it was designed for or was specified by the manufacturer, usually practiced by enthusiasts seeking an increase in the performance of their computers.
as far as i am aware, psu's do not have a clock - so how can they possibly be overclocked?

i don't know what the law is in the us of a, but over here that would be certainly fall foul of the 'trade descriptions act'.

i would boycott the company out of principle.

next they'll be selling us overclocked beer...
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23 Jul 2011   #4
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
...next they'll be selling us overclocked beer...
Over here they call that "malt liquor".

Actually, I think the company is not necessarily doing a bad thing. Most novices shopping for power supplies just pick the biggest raw wattage number in their budget. Kingwin is telling you that this unit is energy efficient at 500W but can handle 600W when it needs to.

I agree that it's really just a marketing thing, though.
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23 Jul 2011   #5
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Don't want to be judgemental here, or preempt the reviews but I think I'd avoid this manufacturer, if I were in the market for a PSU.
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24 Jul 2011   #6
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I find it questionable. Are they saying it is a 600W power supply, but if you only use 500W it's 92% efficient? Sounds like a dicey sales pitch. Watts = Volts x Amps. You'd have to increase either voltage, or amperage (or both). Your household voltage should be the same always, so they are saying the amps (a measure of the amount of electric charge passing a point in an electric circuit in a specified period) will increase? Very odd. A Guy
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