Diagnosing reboot under load
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Mon Nov 7 17:05:58 GMT 2005
Bill Moran wrote:
>Bill Moran <wmoran at potentialtech.com> wrote:
>>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
>>Cheap power supplies are a near guarantee that your computer will be
>>unstable. Unfortunately, $cheap doesn't always == quality cheap.
>I recommend the more recent one as a guage for what manufacturers you
>can trust. Frankly, if you're only spending $50 on a 400W, you're
>probably getting a piece of junk - although Fortron has been rating
>well in Tom's tests.
A PSU actually capable of 350W *ought* to have done you fine, but many
cheap PSUs, as Bill says, just don't cut it. I'd personally recommend a
Seasonic, which won't be cheap, but will be quiet and reliable if mine
is anything to go by. Antec also seem to have a reasonable rep.
There's a nice wattage claculator here:
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