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Old 03-11-2022, 11:20 AM   #3174
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Default Re: Thermaltake Purepower HPC-420-102 DF

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Originally Posted by RukyCon View Post
Nothing too noteworthy here, not sure what the 'ATX 12V' sticker is supposed to mean (don't all ATX supplies have 12v?), but i'll probably be told if it does have any meaning. :p
This is sort of marketing speak to tell you that the PSU is of a more modern design and should be able to accept a power hungry CPU on the 12v rail with little load on the 5v and 3.3v without going out of regulation.
This is because in the olden days CPU's where fed by 5v and even 3.3v in ancient days, so 12v saw very little load.
This changed with the introduction of the Pentium 4.
Another way is to call it "P4 ready" or something along those lines.
Now whether the label actually means anything or is just bullshit is a completely different topic
(Well, based on its label it is bullshit, because it has more power available on the 3.3v and 5v rails vs the 12v rails).
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