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Questions tagged [power-supply]

A power supply is an electronic device that supplies electric power to another device, such as a computer, monitor or printer. This is achieved by converting wall power (or mains power) to a lower voltage, and in most cases also from AC to DC. Most power supplies also provide protection from ...

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Which parts of my computer do I need to replace along with a new Processor [on hold]

About a year ago I build a computer with an intel i3-8100 processor. However I have decided to replace it with the intel i7-8700k processor, so I wold like to know if I need to replace any of the ...
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What is the use of female to female SATA cable with power?

The other day I accidentally bought a female to female SATA cable with power cable next to it. Since the power and SATA itself is right next to each other and there is no way to separate them unless ...
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Power requirements of a self-powered USB hub for use with four or more HDDs

How can I be sure a self-powered usb hub will be able to power several HDD? What do I have to be aware of? I'm looking at powering 4+ external HDDs from different vendors and capacities (500GB, 1TB, ...
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How to properly ground dual PSUs for powering extra hard drives?

My project: I'm trying to build a small storage server with some old hardware I have lying around. The motherboard I am using has 4 SATA and 1 IDE connector, all of which I will be using to connect ...
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CPU won't turn on

I have a IBM lenovo ThinkCenter desktop computer. From past few days computer won't turn on and sometimes it's turn on just by powering main switch and sometimes it's shows power light but turn on ...
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Connecting PCIE connectors to gigabyte gtx 770 2gb windforce

I have got a Gigabyte Gtx 770 2gb Windforce Image of GPU connector My PSU is Thermaltake litepower 550w that has two 6+2 pin PCIE connectors . Out of those 6 pin connectors one 6 pin is ahead of ...
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Will a graphic card draw 100% of its maximum power usage during startup?

Please ignore this duplicate flag. It's wrong! Let's say I have the following situation: I have a graphic card which can, with default settings, draw up to 250W from the PSU under full load. However, ...
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Will my 320W PSU handle a Asus GTX 750Ti

I've got a 320W PSU as far as I know and it's a chinese PSU because i've seen the chinese letters on it.I just had a question if i can upgrade my pc to Asus GTX 750Ti 2 GB OC. My pc specs are : 4GB ...
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Using desktop parts that are unmatched by the default configuration

I have a lenovo thinkcentre m73 desktop. Recently power supply unit(PSU) has been out of order so I needed to change that PSU.Shops near me does not have that PSU instead they told this model is out ...
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How many amps can my battery take? [duplicate]

I have 2 dell laptops, both have the same type of charger and the cable works in both computers but one has an output of 19.5v - 6.7a while the other has 19.v - 3.34a i was just wondering how can i ...
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PSU required wattage

I am planning on buying, when it's released, an i7-9700k with an Asus Z390 Maximus Hero XI and a 1070ti. I currently own a Corsair H100i V2, 2x 8gb Kingston ddr4, 3x thermaltake riing 120mm fans. ...
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Power surge, computer can't find one hard drive, case light still on

So, my entire machine is consistently plugged into a surge protector. All the same, a sudden electrical storm caused a total power down. After starting it back up, it can't find a relatively important ...
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8 pin CPU power connector has different form on one end

My motherboard requires an 8-pin CPU power cable to be connected, other than the 24-pin main connector. My PSU (which is modular) has the same exact 8-pin connector, under which it is written CPU. My ...
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Extending monitor power supply DC cable

I have 3 LG monitors mounted on my desk. Two of those are barely reachable by the DC power cable: it is only 1.2m long and I need at least 50cm more for it to fit in my cable management system. So at ...
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does power supply redundant failure cause kernel panic? [closed]

Just after one of the power supply failed, the following error was recoreded in syslog. (the OS is ubuntu 14.04.) I am running a JVM (java virtual machine) with 64 HEAP on server with 128 RAM. do you ...

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