Monday, October 09, 2006

Power failure - day 3

I've just purchased a new antec smartpower 350w power supply for my pentium 3 for $70. A bit of an overkill you might say.

Well my machine is up and running again, so i guess it paid off. It's meant to be a quiet power supply that uses only one fan during low utilisation and 2 only if it really needs it. However since boot, I noticed that the 2nd fan just kept on spinning. That makes me wonder exactly how much power i'm using to power this machine.

Maybe it has something to do with the asterisk tdm pci card, 2 network cards, 2 hard disks, 1 cd writer, floppy, usb wifi dongle and soundblaster live platium with live drive. hmm.

i'll be thankful once this monster gets migrated to the garage where it should be. Meanwhile, I will have to bear with its hrmmm, hrmmmm sounds. The loudest part being the internal hard-disk enclosure.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ahem, 350watts is overkill? You should check out this article on the current trend.

So, how you doing? Been a while.

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