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    Tagan - Dual or Split

    My Tagan 2force has a switch to change between split and single 12v rail(s)

    What is the best setting? Its a 480w one and i have a my system thing if you want to check my spec.
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    Single its fine for most people
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    what is the difference then? Dual is more powerful but less efficient?
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    split is for use with systems where you want the 2 rails for PCI-E based graphics cards such as SLI based systems ( Or crossfire ... )

    Hope this helps

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    I'm using split, have tried it on the 'combined' setting as well, made no difference for my setup.

    I thought having it split (dual) was more efficient 20A on both rails & using combined gave you 30/32A on one shared rail.

    But I could be talking cr*p.. and have it completely wrong.

    Could some informed person post a definative answer...plsssssssssssssss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee @ SCAN
    split is for use with systems where you want the 2 rails for PCI-E based graphics cards such as SLI based systems ( Or crossfire ... )

    Hope this helps

    So if you're not running SLI it's recommended to have it set to combined?
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    Well, i only have one gpu so ill leave it at that. thx
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    Again a 30 second Google search threw up this... http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=3745
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    The powerful U22 also comes with a manual switch for 12V combine and split use, this patented design allow users adjust the voltage output for 12V rail, the combine V12 rail fits the ATX 12V 2.01 standard and can provide up to 32A current output. On the other hand, the split 12V can provide 20A for both the 12V1 and 12V2 rail for ATX12V 2.X standard
    I would still be asking which would would be better for ME to use

    The Result of a google for that

    Which does not help me.

    You may also want to know that i was going to ask what the chassis switch on my case was for today but i found it out for myself, just like i do for myself all the time.

    Its just sometimes i take the easy option because eg i am on the forums when the problem or question arises.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterb
    Again a 30 second Google search threw up this... http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=3745
    This link basically just states what I've said earlier.
    It doesn't tell me which is better to use for a non-sli setup or which setting to use in what situation.

    Anyone know??
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    Well according to replies further up in the thread split is for sli
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    it doesnt matter really, ive only got a single GPU and stuff but im using a dual rail PSU.

    im presuming the single option is there for the small amount of motherboards that throw a wobbler with dual rails.

    With a modern board like yours it shouldnt make any difference at all.

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    But they must have advantages and dis advantages?
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    The best setting is the one that suits your ATX motherboard standard! Does your mobo/add on cards need 2 separate 12 volt rails (in which case use split) or a single rail (in which case if the current required exceeds 20 amps, use combined. If it doesn't, use either! Read the specs of your mobo and any add on cards and decide appropriately.
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