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August 30, 2003

DSL... round 2?

New Westell modem received today, looks good so far. But the first one looked good for the first two days too, so we'll see how it goes.

Installed my new Antec TruePower550 powersupply today. Subjectively, slightly more quiet than my old Enermax EG465P-VE(FM), although only if you have your ear near the PS-- I can hear that the PS fans are much more quiet than the Enermax. To be honest the Enermax was pretty quiet when it was new too, we'll see how well the Antec holds up in a year or so as far as noise goes.

Voltage regulation looks much better on the Antec, though. Enermax was 4.71/11.94v on the +5v and +12v rails using my cheap DMM (MBM reported 4.89/11.73). Antec is reported as 5.03v/12.00v on my DMM and 4.92v/11.80v via MBM.

As for the MBM numbers, again, it's more proof that the on-board hardware monitoring chips on motherboards are of limited utility at best, garbage at worst.

Posted by brian at August 30, 2003 01:07 AM


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