PSU 5V SB Rating

Discussion in 'Cases & Cooling' started by burat, Feb 5, 2001.

  1. burat

    burat Member

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    Please enlighten this novice:

    there's a current review of the ASUS A7M266 mobo; in it the reviewer noted difficulties with a 350W Enermax PSU and soft boots, stating the "5V SB current output was insufficient to power up wakeup function on the mobo", the PSU having only 1.8A.
    Instead, a 300W Antec (good ol' 303-ppx) did the trick, owing to it delivering 2.0A.
    Are we now gonna have to worry about this as well? I mean the Enermax has only 1.8A (whether the 350W or the 430W unit).
    Appartently ASUS notified the reviewer that this was going to be the case.
     
  2. Mday

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    SO THAT WAS MY PROBLEM =(
     
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    So what you are saying is that the Asus A7M266 is NOT ATX 2.03 compliant? Why not? If that's the case, why buy it?

    What reviewer are you talking about?
     
  4. burat

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    the review was in gotapex.com
     
  5. Mday

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    i think this 1.8A problem also affects my motherboard, cusl2-c.

    that's what i think.

    sometimes the computer doesn't boot... well recently it's because my system was not stable at 900MHz... anyway, the computer did not boot. the PS worked though, i know because it's working now.

    the LED indicator of the mobo was on so there was power.

    anyway, now, i have to jump start the mobo =(

    that is, use an older PS, which does not supply enough wattage to my system... and start up the computer. only the mobo is connected to the old PS and the fans. then shutdown... poof, the enermax works. the drives were left connected to the enermax.

    anyway, it's a great power supply...