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Old February 27, 2008, 09:09 PM
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The use of the word "chink".
Not a real problem IMO - it's pretty clear from the context of the paragraph he's not talking about any derogatory use of the word.
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Old February 27, 2008, 10:09 PM
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Right. "Chink in the armor" is a very old and very common phrase, for example. Chink, in most cases, means what SKYMTL meat it to mean in his context than a derogatory term.
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[H] reviewed this PSU as well and found some wackiness with the output from the 3.3V rail (although not outside of atx12v specs) - I'll be interested in seeing the graph when it's posted
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The revised graph is posted. The fact of the matter is that any modern computer will not even put a 25% load on the +3.3V rail....
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Old February 28, 2008, 06:49 AM
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Just the RAM, right? I can't think of anything else and these days some motherboards regulate RAM voltage off the +5V rail. Even the +3.3V on a SATA lead isn't used by the drives. :(
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Old February 28, 2008, 07:14 AM
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Yes...it is only the ram from what I know. Now, with the inception of DDR3 (and to a lesser extent, DDR2) there is some pretty significant savings in the amount of power being used by the ram. While we still NEED the +3.3V and +5V rails, they are never loaded anywhere near their maximum outputs...
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Old February 28, 2008, 01:17 PM
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[H] reviewed this PSU as well and found some wackiness with the output from the 3.3V rail (although not outside of atx12v specs)
That's a side effect from the design used. It pulls the whole 3.3V/5V output off the already regulated 12V output, and there just isn't enough room in the supply to really filter those two outputs very well.

Not a big deal though - as long as it's in spec, it's not worth complaining about since the demand for those two rails these days is a mere shadow of what it used to be.
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