On Tue, 17 Nov 2009 13:27:20 -0500, Bill Moran <wmo...@potentialtech.com> wrote: > Not all power supplies are created equal. Unfortunately, there's > no government oversight on power supply ratings, thus a cheap 450W > power supply might go unstable if it has to supply 200W for very > long, whereas a good quality 200W power supply might be able to > put out 450W for short periods reliably.
That's true. People want crap, they get crap. :-) > Additionally, are you sure your service power is good? Even the > best power supply will fail if you're not getting 120V/60H at the > outlet (or whatever voltage/freq you're supposed to get in your part > of the world). In Germany, we only get the purest power made of highest quality electrons, 230V 50Hz 24/7/365. :-) Note that I'm running this power supply for more than 7 years now - the SAME power supply. > Not a direct answer to your question, but hopefully some useful > information to consider. That's right. If you have the chance, monitor your power outlet, e. g. with a long term peak monitor or a scope with battery backed up memory, just to make sure the requirements of the PSU are met. -- Polytropon Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"