Electrical power from your grid is imperfect, sometimes not providing enough power and at other times providing too much. We use tools such as surge suppressors and uninterruptible power supplies to protect our PCs.
than watching somebody go to a computer store, … buy some new high end motherboard, some beautiful new CPU, … fancy cooling system, really high end RAM, … beautiful case, huge monitor, … flashy lights, keyboard, and mouse, … and they've spent X gazillions of dollars, … and now it's sticker shock time. … And then the last thing everybody buys is power protection, … thousands of dollars on a big high end system, … and then they suddenly decided to become cheap, … and they buy a piece of junk power protection. … So in this episode we're going to talk about … the type of power protection you need for your systems. … But before we get into the power protection, … let's talk about what the problems are with power. … And that comes from what we call spikes and sags. … If you look at the power, … over time that's coming from the power company, … in a perfect world, … what a generates is this beautiful sign wave. … So 60 times a second. … It goes from one point it goes, and makes a peak. … It makes a valley, …
- Troubleshooting firmware
- Installing a motherboard
- Basic electrical terminology
- Mounting and choosing a power supply
- Cooling your PC
- Quickly troubleshooting power supplies