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Hiper 350w PSU

By danger_mouse
Dec 18, 2006
  1. Ii have this PSU laying around in the box doing nothing, reason being is my Geforce 6600 says it needs a min power of 300w and my current psu is 250w, so i buy a new psu with 350w but then my games just crash all the time, swapped psu back and my games run fine!!

    The psu that works with games is a stanard 250w with my Compaq.

    The psu i brought is a Hiper 350w

    http://www.hipergroup.com/English/pr...hpu-3s350.html

    Is it any good? Or did the guy at the shop rob me??

    Cheers...
     
  2. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 475

    Most generic PSUs are highly overrated. (they take the rateings at extremly low tempratures which increases the wattage). They also tend to have low amps on the 12V rail. For PSUs I recomend one of the following brands. Antec,FSP,Enermax, PC Power & Cooling,Seasonic. All of them are good. PCP&C is the best Seasonic is a close second (both of those are a little expensive) and the others are also very good.
     
  3. danger_mouse

    danger_mouse TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    Yea i now know which PSU's are good but at the time i didnt, so what im asking is, is the PSU i posted any good for a 350w???
     
  4. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 475

    It's an unknown generic brand so probably not.What's more important than watts for video is the amps(A) on the 12v rail. List them. It should be on the sticker.
     
  5. danger_mouse

    danger_mouse TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

  6. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 475

    Hmm?
    That should be enough. Maby you just got a bad unit.
     
  7. danger_mouse

    danger_mouse TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    Ok well ill have another go with it tonight see what happens!!
     
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