Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: upgrading PSU

24 Sep 2011   #1
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
upgrading PSU

I'm going to be upgrading my PSU and was looking for some suggestions and preferrences on them. Also, what is preferred, single rail or multi-rial?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
24 Sep 2011   #2
profdlp

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

Try running this:

Thermaltake Power Supply Calculator

I'm not necessarily advocating Thermaltake, but it will give you an idea as to what size you need.

As for single-rail vs multiple-rail, opinions vary. If you have the right kind of system and are good at figuring out load balance calculations a multiple-rail is OK in my opinion. I prefer having single-rail because I think it takes some of the guesswork out of it.

XFX has a short video touting their "EasyRail" system here:

Power Supply Series - Pro-Series
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Sep 2011   #3
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Also, if you're concerned about energy efficiency and heat output, you should consider at least an 80 PLUS Certified PSU.

Hierarchy:

80 PLUS
80 PLUS Bronze
80 PLUS Silver
80 PLUS Gold
80 PLUS Platinum

Ecos Plug Load Solutions
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

25 Sep 2011   #4
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Seasonic are the best IMO. A lot of the supplies from other vendors are made by Seasonic.

Here is a list of Power supplies and who actually manufactures them:

http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/psu_manufacturers

For general use, single vs multi-rail doesn't make much difference. With multi-rail you have to make sure you distribute the power across the rails, which is usually done for you by where they place the aux PCI-e power cables, etc.

Here are a couple of good review sites:

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...at&recatnum=13
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/page/power
http://www.realhardtechx.com/
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 upgrading PSU




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
When upgrading from XP to Win 7
Hi, I currently have a company laptop with *gulp* windows XP. I have administrator access to install programs, but I would need admin network login rights to add a computer to a domain. My question is, if I was to upgrade from win XP to win7, would all the network configurations remain, inc....
Installation & Setup
upgrading need help
i want to buy a Intel i5 2500k and ram GSkill 4GB (2x2GB) now can i upgrade to Intel i7 2600k core &RAM 8GB (2x4GB) later on down the line? and for that matter the mb and VGA? thank you
Hardware & Devices
Upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit
Since I stumbled upon the fact that I had 4 gigabytes of RAM, I want to switch over to the 64-bit version of win7. However I've got a large amount of media files I don't want to delete (these are all stored on a separate partition on my HD). My question is, can I avoid deleting this partition...
Installation & Setup
Upgrading from XP
As previously announced, Laplink has released a new version of their previous PC Mover product that allows for in-place upgrades from XP to Windows 7. Yeah, I know we generally advise AGAINST this, but for the adventurous, this might be worth trying. The link to their site follows: ...
Installation & Setup
W7 Upgrading CD
I am supposed to receive the W7 upgrade CD today!!!!!!!!:huh: I understand that when I run the upgrade that Vista will be removed and everything will be wonderful.:D:D I have a backup of Vista.:sarc::sarc: Since I will receive a license with the upgrade and if for some unknown phenominum I...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:19.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App