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UPS for 1200W power supply

Q: UPS for 1200W power supply


I've got FSP Aurum Pro 1200W.
What UPS should I buy for that power supply if we assume that it has 100% workload?

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A: UPS for 1200W power supply

See watts to KVA calc:

issue: what is the power factor?

hint: PF ~ 0.75
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I do plan on having 2x 5870 radeon cards in crossfire
sound card
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etc etc

but I'm worried about the power bill.. Will having a 1200w power supply but only using 700w give me a huge bill?

or it wont be any different to a lets say 850w Psu?

Thanks guys

A:Electricity usage of a 1200w Power supply

Forget about the bill; why go for such an overkill? Because in few years time the PSU will degrade anyway; and you may end up having to replace it.
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A:Toshiba Satellite L305-5955 does not respond to power supply, new power jack

Almost certainly the problem is that the current rating is wrong, if the laptop needs
6.3 A of current, it won't function on less (just as you can't use a 3A fuse for a kettle!)
Unfortunately it must be the right current rating, I know, I've been caught that way too!
Maybe you can exchange it?
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A:No power, no lights but green light on power supply blinks rapidly

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A:Power Supply Wont Power up - Gigabyte ga-ma790fx & AMD Phenom 9850

if I read the specifications right on your mobo... it implies that it has the 4 pin PCI-e input(power) but it also has the 8pin ATX power conector. (it may be simply removing a cap that is actually right next to the 4 pin connector, thus making it an 8 pin connector (thats how it was on my mobo)

Try using the 8pin power with your new PSU, see if that works.
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A:Does power supply with higher power rating really burn motherboard?

The long answer is "No".
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A:Bent power supply pin - Hard to plug in power cord

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A:No Power, Blinking green light on power supply and motherboard

Sounds like a Power Supply problem.
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A:Hardware Power Consumption-Picking a new Power Supply

You have pretty much the same problem as me (getting BSOD's randomly). For me it's bulging capacitors on motherboard. You should take a closer look for capacitors on your motherboard. Dead capacitors look something like that:
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A:extra power leads on power supply?

Sounds like typical extra +5V lead and can be used for any number of things...(riser cards,backplanes,to drive extra slots, etc.)
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A:constant beep from power supply... no power to pc at all.

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A:Laptop gets no power, power supply seems to be working

The charging circuits on the laptop motherboard may be shorted...
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A:Computer won't power up (poss. power supply)

Does it happen with any other appliances? as in does using the toaster while using the kettle While your mate is in the Electric shower, telly on, or ironing?

Possibly a static build up, it is possible, Wher are you situated??
What voltage are you on?

What is the make and model of your comp? is it the same as your friends?

is your machine custom built or is it a brand?
Answer a few of them and we will try to narrow it down 4 you..

Mean while if you could get your hands on a spare PSU that would be handy. And remember when dealing with PSU's alway leave them to sischarge for at least 24hrs,
the 3 D'S, Disconect, discharge, dismantle.
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Have you opened case to make sure all connections are secure? Something may have come loose while you were transporting it. Give us more info about your computer (e.g. make and model, cpu, ram, name of psu, etc.)
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A:Power Supply Question & HD Power Consumption

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A:New power supply, no schematic, looking for power fan plug.

There are basically two voltages available to you: 5V and 12V. Doesn't really matter where you get it from - some pin on the mobo or some wire from the PSU.

From the PSU the yellow wires are 12V and red ones 5V, black is ground. The fan voltages should be written on the fan itself, the black fan wire is ground, red may be 12V or 5V depending on the fan voltage.

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A:New Build no power-up: case's power supply or MB?

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A:Computer won't power up after disconnecting power supply

While installing the new optical drive, you might have inadvertently loosened one or more connectors. Recheck all data and power cables to make sure they are tight, including all those to the motherboard.
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A:installed new power supply...still no power!?

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A:power supply and power jumper

Disconnect External Power To The Wall Socket Before Messing Around In The Box!!!!!!!!!!!
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A:No power to Power Supply, no lights

Well sounds like your power supply took a power surge. Well to start with i would try a power supply. Now about replacing the power supply cheap is not the best way to go, learned from experience. Here is my recommendation:
And for replacing a PSU not hard. If you need help removing it Post back i will walk you through step by step if need be.
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A:Would a 500W power supply power this

Hi QGamez,

I reckon a 500W wouldn't be enough but a 750W may be the right one. I had a look in a few forums and they had 650W & 750W etc but not 500W.

But wait for more input from the others and see what they have to say
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A:Power Supply or Power Strip?

Check your power management settings (and reinstall software if needed, from the manufacturer website). I've run across many problems with SP2 messing with power management settings...
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A:Power supply and mobo are 100%, no power

There are some motherboards that have a power on button directly on the motherboard. I don't suppose you have one of those? There are some BIOS' that can enable the keyboard to power on the PC by pressing any key. I'm using one of them now. Of course, the problem with that is to get the PC started in the first place so you can change the BIOS setting (if it has that setting).

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A:Power Supply - "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined....."

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First of all, what is O/P?

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Read your mbd manual

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Is the case getting dusty?

make sure all the fans you have now are spinning. (Video card, CPU, power supply and case)

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Hey Guys,

I recently bought a new Case for my PC, just to provide more space and air inside to make it cooler, plus it looks cool

But anyway, my problem is possibly the power supply. If say im playing a game, Mainly World of Warcraft, My computer will just Die, as if power has been literally cut. The Wiring between the PC and the mains is fine, i tried replacing the power cable and it still does it. I can only access my computer if i unplug the pc from the back and plug it back in a few minutes later. I do have a 350 W psu which never did this problem which i could test, but does anyone know how I could perhaps avoid doing so?


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Client has HP Pavillion Slimline S3307c PC Desktop Computer, AMD 64x2 Dual Core Processor 4200+, 2048 MB Ram, 320 GIG HD, Running Windows Vista Home Premium. Needs a replacement power supply, have looked on line, but do not trust some of the sites. Power Supply part number, HP P/N 5188-7520 160 Watts. Would like to find OEM but after market could be all right if necessary.

Thank you again as this site had been most helpful in the past in helping me troulbeshoot other clients computers.

Still Learning, Learning Still


A:Power Supply Help

Look at the old power supply and it will have a HP part number on it.
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A:power supply

hi ok what happend to your old power supply and did you make sure you have all the connections in place with your new one
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hello guppies,

I just bought an AT power supply, it has four wires (2 white, 2 black) that goes into power switch.
How do I connect them. Can anyone help? The old ps had four wires, 1 white, 1 black, 1 blue, and 1 brown. Does it really matter, where I connect them?

A:AT Power Supply

Hopefully you noted how(where) the old power leads attached to the switch, primarily the brown and black wires. Any how, connect one black wire to where the original black wire was attached. Connect the other black wire to where the brown wire was attached. Connect the two white wires to the remaining terminals. (one to where the blue wire attached and the other to where the white wire was attached).


Just so you'll know:

Brown = 120 Volt from power cord
Blue = Neutral for power cord
Black = 120 V from switch to power supply
White = Neutral for power supply

Hope this helps.

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Sorry if that's a dumb question... I've never read that a case/supply incompatibility could happen, but I've never read they couldn't happen either. So if there is some standard that these things follow, please let me know.

Thanks in advanced for any help.

A:1 Power Supply fit all PCs?

there are different psu's fixings

is you box an ATX box - this is the most common self build box

if its a dell or HP etc they sometimes, use propriety kit

have a search for ATX PSU and see if it matches you PSU - do you have a make and model of PC
make model of PSU
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A:how to for power supply

It's fairly foolproof. Nearly all the power connectors fit only the devices they were intended for. The only exception I can think of is the 4 pin 12V ATX connector that goes to most motherboards. That connector is sort of square with a 2x2 pin arrangement. Most power supplies come with a 24 pin motherboard connector that you can't miss. In many power supplies that 24 pin connector is split into 20 + 4 so you can remove 4 pins for those older motherboards that only require a 20 pin connector.

That leftover 4 pin connector looks just like the 4 pin 12V ATX connector I mentioned before. They aren't interchangeable so try not confuse them.

Needless to say, be sure the power is off and preferably unplugged before connecting and disconnecting any power leads.
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Thank you.

A:Power Supply

remove the side panel of your computer and look for a sticker that looks similar to this

the total wattage and the 12 volt amps are what you are looking for they are the ones marked +12v
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A:power supply 20 pin vs 24

Hello p5200,

It's not recommended to use a 20 pin PSU cable on a 24 pin motherboard power connector. It would be recommended to update your PSU to one that has a 24 pin power cable.

All about the various PC power supply cables and connectors

You can plug a 20 pin cable into a 24 pin motherboard and it will work just fine. At least, it will for a while. They added those extra 4 pins for a reason. When you plug a 20 pin cable into a 24 pin connector you're not providing the extra current carrying capacity which may be needed by the motherboard. If your motherboard's current requirements are low enough then it will work properly with only a 20 pin power cabled plugged in. But if the motherboard draws enough current, then you can overheat the 20 pins you're using on the 24 pin connector.

Hope this helps,
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A:power supply

If the SATA power connector is broken, you can use a power "Y" cable from the good SATA power connector for both hard drives. That is is cheaper than buying a new power supply.

Here is a sample of what you need, from CLICK ME

Although you won't need a new power supply with the adapter cable, if you have the full size case model 560 and not the 560S model, it uses a standard ATX style power supply. If its the compact case model 560S, a TFX style power supply will fit.
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A:Power supply not enough?

700 watts seems plenty to me
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vcore 1.49v
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+12v 11.98v
DDR 2.50v
AGP 1.50v
Chatemp 22C
My power supply is 300watts and as the day progresses I get a fare size voltage drop with things changing to:
vcore 1.47v
+3.3v 3.22v
+12v jumping back and forth from 11.67v to 11.98v
DDR 2.49v
AGP jumping back and forth from 1.47v to 1.49v
Chatemp 40C
CPU 43.5C
My system has locked up twice now on me and only locks up later in the day. It's about a month old and my husband built it for me. Was wandering if these voltage settings were normal to drop or if I should tell him I need a bigger power supply.

Thanks for any input: