Random panics on new hardware

Dimitrios sehh at altered.com
Wed Apr 28 13:01:58 BST 2004

On Wed, 28 Apr 2004 12:33:08 +0100 "Matt Dawson" <matt at mattsnetwork.co.uk> wrote:

> Bit of a false statement, that. The 5V rail runs all your drives' logic (and 
> some motors, although that is officially the 12V rail's job since it can 
> supply more power for an equal conductor diameter at the same current), 
> powers the USB ports and is the source for many of the mobo derived regulated 
> voltages. It is also the only rail supplied when the PSU is "off" to enable 
> an ATX board to switch the power supply to operational mode. The 5V rail may 
> be more important than you think.

My statement was based on the fact that the Enermax and Antec psu's that
i know use the 3.3V rail instead of the 5V. There was some schemantic data
on Antec's website about it and a discussion we had at www.2cpu.com (its
a forum for SMP people).

Though i could still be wrong... :]

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