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Windows 7: What's my REAL Total Power Comsumption?

02 May 2013   #11

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

There is much debate and discussion about the number of rails in a power supply. There are some people and some systems that can benefit from multiple rails, and some people who care less for them. It doesn't make them good or bad, just different. Multiple rails have a good purpose in modular power supplies.

But that does not change the fact that multiple rails make a power supply more complex than a single rail supply. If it is designed well and built with high quality parts it will perform fine. But a cheaper made supply could have more problems and more failures.

Your description indicates you had a high voltage capacitor blow. This happens occasionally even with good quality parts. Since you have a system under warranty, and they have replaced the power supply, I suggest going with that for a while. One time does not make a pattern. If you have any problems with the second supply though, then I would consider replacing it with something more reputable.

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02 May 2013   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

Alright, so I will go with the replacement unit. I hope it will not happen again.. Thanks for all the info and help. I will make this thread SOLVED.

Thanks to all of you, SevenForums guys and members! You've been a great help to me since I joined here. THANKS!!
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02 May 2013   #13

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

I'm sure you'll be fine with the new replacement PSU. Sorry to hear about the limited options cause Seasonic is my fav of all but there are many great PSU's. I just look for the highest efficiency with the greatest power that comes with the best discount.
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