In the absence of high end load testing equipment, HTL will conduct a real world test and load the power supply using components that can often be found in a recent gaming system and try to produce a ~80-100% load when under OCCT. Some components might be overclocked to achieve a ~80-100% load. All components are tested inside a case and room temperature was kept at 25C for the duration of the tests. The +12V, +5V and +3.3V will be measured using a digital multimeter and the total system load will be measured in Watts using a digital power meter. For additional heavy gaming system loading scenarios, 3DMark 11 will also be used as a benchmark.
- OCCT x 30 minutes for load temperatures
- Readings taken with motherboard sensors and a digital multimeter
Note: OCCT software readings for the +12V are not showing up correctly due to OCCT's incompatibility with the motherboard's voltage sensor. The multi-meter readings below show the physical measurements.
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