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The test system is comprised of the following:
Overclocked settings are as follows:
We test power supplies by reading voltage fluctuations, and temperature readings at idle and full load. Voltage measurements are taken with a digital multimeter with the probes inserted into an unused 4-pin molex connector for the 12V and 5V lines. For the 3.3V line, the probes are inserted into the appropriate pins on the 24-pin connector. The system is allowed to idle at the desktop with only system tray programs running and the results are recorded. Then the system is 100% loaded. I like to convert DVD's, along with running CPU Burn, since it puts a 100% load on the CPU. Voltages and temperatures are recorded again. The recording process consists of letting the multimeter and temperature probes sit for 30 seconds, and results are recorded every 10 seconds. The results are averaged for the final result. The results speak for themselves. Rock stable lines, very good temps, and quiet to boot. The SilverStone ST50EF-Plus has left me speechless.