Diagnosing reboot under load

Bill Moran wmoran at potentialtech.com
Mon Nov 7 15:09:38 GMT 2005

Micah <micahjon at ywave.com> wrote:

> I'm running the i386 version of FreeBSD with 1gb ram.  Didn't think to 
> check this before, but I'm getting ~112-113 volts into the PSU from the 
> surge strip.  I'm probably going to get a new PSU today.  The parts 
> store has a couple of 400 watters in the $50 range (a fortron and a 
> thermaltake).

I'm coming to this conversation late, so I apologize if this information
has already been presented.

Cheap power supplies are a near guarantee that your computer will be
unstable.  Unfortunately, $cheap doesn't always == quality cheap.

This article is the best I've ever seen for describing how important
a PS is to a computer, and how difficult it is to find a reliable one:

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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