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Review: Antec ATX12V PSU Tester

Computer acting strangely, but you cannot find anything that appears to wrong? Almost all of the functional commodities in your PC can have a diagnostic run against them, but what if your power supply is not up to par? Antec is offering a PSU tester that allows you to run a basic test to check it’s functionality. From ExtremeTech,

What’s Nice: Simple way to test power supply operation; has LEDs for all power rails.

What’s Naughty: Doesn’t put a load on the PSU, so it can’t tell you how good your PSU delivers current.

What’s the Deal: If your system starts to mysteriously halt, crash, blue screen, or generate other odd errors, then the problem may be a failing power supply. Simple power supply testers have been around for awhile, but Antec now delivers one that tells you if all the differing power supply rails are functional, or not.

This tester doesn’t put a substantial load on the PSU, so if the issue is inadequate power delivery, this low cost tester won’t tell you that. But if a particular rail has simply stopped working, you’ll know it right away. If you build a fair number of systems, then it’s worth having a simple PSU tester like this for quick tests of power supply functionality.

We found the Antec ATX12V PSU Tester available for sale via Amazon.com.”

Posted by Jeff

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