- Jun 22, 2009
lol , i have passive pfc cm 600w extreme + pure sine wave ups hyeah:
Gigabyte Superb 460W should be OK but you better wait for an answer from someone who uses the same UPS. This PSU has active PFC.bodmas said:Friends, What PSU would you suggest for my following rig:
C2D E4300 1.2Ghz (Will Upgrade to better proccy soon)
2GB RAM (Will upgrade to 4GB soon)
XFX 8600GT 256MB (Will upgrade to Rs.10k GFX soon)
ABIT IP35-E (No upgradation)
Proview single battery UPS.
My budget is about Rs.2k-3k.
Active power factor correction. It means there is a electronics circuit that monitors and continually corrects for non-unity power factor.bodmas said:whats is active PFC?
No need to get so paranoid. Past 7-8 months I have been using my APC RS-1100 (non smart), with my TX650. No problem as such. There are umpteen users here usinig Active PFC PSUs, I doubt all are using pure sine wave UPS's. Only when I start the computer, there is a slight whine from the UPS, for 4-5 seconds, then it runs fine. Also I doubt this scenario would damage the UPS -- ACTIVE PFC PSU powered by a simulated sine-wave scenario. Though from where did this idea come from any where..."Active PFC PSU HAS TO have backup using Pure Sine wave UPS.". If someone could show some rock-solid links, would be nice. Also the word 'smart', is specific to the APC range of UPS. And the unique selling point of 'smart', is the software connectivity. You can read the link here. In fact there is one model in there labeled as "smart", which does not even have pure sine wave output...!Tarcxy said:Thanx for the info..If only I had read this a few days earlier I wouldnt have bought a APC BackUPS 1000VA for my Corsair 650TX :ashamed:. My rig is pretty new and now I dont wanna take any risks here..I am gonna change to a Smart UPS. Meanwhile, I have disconncted my BackUPS and am considering to sell it soon.
In Active PFC and simulated sine-wave scenario, would there be any damage to the UPS in itself?..Or is it only the PSU that might get affected?..Since I am gonna sell the UPS, I need to be sure it hasnt taken any damage..Thanx once again..
^^^Run your computer in full load (OCCT). Then switch off the mains. If it works VOILA no problem.anfjavid said:guys, i have bought microtek 800va UPS and corsair cx400 PSU . please tell me if this would cause any damages to my PSU. I heard that the corsair PSUs are pure sinewave only. I am very much worried . As for now it gives backup for about 35-40 mins.... Please advice...