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    moral and difficult dilemna's for selling dodgy abit

    hello,

    i have a dodgy abit here that i have been happily using for several months. with the same components as a rev one nforce 2 from asus i had much higher results...
    here the voltages are completely wonky around 11.71 and -11.47,
    and with a huge heatsink the fsb and chip OC potential is about 20 percent lower than my original a7n8x because of crashing.

    should i sell it on ebay as a very reliable but not great for overclocking? any serious ocer would buy a new one right?
    should i sell it at all? it's a matter of unavoidable and unquestionable insanity and sillyness: i must get at least get as high as my old oc!!

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    sad to see one of the godly members of the motherboard faction suffer, blow it up in an insane overclock, the only fitting end that it could get
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    guess what!!!
    agter 3 months of only trying my 2 qtec things that were good with an a7n8x and have great reviews, i have plugged in a 300 watt crummy psu and all the voltages are rock solid again!

    this is very strange... somehow the qtec are almost killed by this board but a cheapo thing works better? i thought everyone said qtec did good PSU!? why is this?

    I hve the toppest of all the kit, ram, coolers and motherboard and it has been oc's well before... and with the abit it crashed at 190/1900...
    i'll send in some results

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    Well everyone says that qtec do carp psu's (i dont know personally, ive not used one). Sounds like that qtec was faulty to me

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    I had a Q-Tec psu before I got this shuttle. It sucked.

    If I were you, I'd get an enermax or something like that, Q-Tec go for pure power and not efficiency which gives bad voltages so I was told.
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    i read some reviews and looked at the voltages people had, and it seems that in all the reviews and all boards the + 12 is at +11.97 under max duress. i have a 550w and a 450w and the 450 is better at about 11.45 by 50 milivolts. the 300w generic one whoops at 11.87 when working hard...
    are this is surely right: the hidden side of qtec psu's... it's all in the quality
    Last edited by prehensile; 05-09-2003 at 07:48 PM.

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    never had voltage issues on my qtec 550w.

    3.3v @ 3.34, 5v @ 5.08, 12v @ 11.92

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    Q-tec 550W = Good value
    Anything else Q-tec = carp

    I know, I had a 400w, tried to kill my Motherboard
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    my 400w qtec set on fire at xmas :/
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    Originally posted by Donny John
    I know, I had a 400w, tried to kill my Motherboard
    It was an ASSASIN in disguise

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    q-tec 550 is only a 400W psu, its max peak output is 550w which imo is not what they should be sold as. a q-tec 400 is probly only a 350 or even 300w psu, maybe less which is probly why mgh0's caught fire, from having too much connected to it.
    my unbranded 350w psu, which came with a very nice £50 cheap case, is fine and i cant think of anything else i could add to it, apart from 3 more hdd's and more cathodes, and i dont want either, unless they were free.

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    Originally posted by mgh0
    my 400w qtec set on fire at xmas :/

    Mine did as well - complete with smoke and burning smell :s .
    Never again

    s for the mobo - as long as its stable at defaults, just sell it as a "NF7-S". Don't mention overclocking, but if asked don't lie either - just say you haven't had much success.
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    Woah the Qtec 400W's dont sound good do they. When I first got mine, 1 hour after it was fitted it killed my Asus motherboard and I had to wait 6 weeks for a new board. Never again, made me realise how important a good psu is. Next day I went out and bought an Enhance and since then Enermax all teh way.

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    Never had a problem with my Q-Tec 550W.

    Steady rails:
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    Lots of peeps say they are happy with their 550's, but how many peeps even put half that load on it ever? Still, tbh I've not seen much bad press for the 550's even when peeps have claimed to put some strain on them.

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    no probs with my 550.. had it since Jan this year

    +5 = 4.963
    +12= 12.166
    -12 = -11.984
    -5 = -5.048

    and i've Never (never) had a blue screen, or ANY chrashes on this machine.... so wether its cause i don't Overclock or not i dunno but i do play alot of high end games..

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