*smooch* (ldy) wrote,

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PS, I hate you

This is a dump. It is only a dump. Feel free to scroll on by.

I'm crying because I got my Power Supply, took apart my computer to put it in... and discovered that it's not compatible with my Uniterruptible Power Supply.

W. T. F. you'd think this would be something they'd mention in the specifications on newegg BUT NO.

I've had it. I've just farking had it.

I researched this stupid thing out the WAZOO and NOWHERE was this key piece of information mentioned. Yet there it is, in small type on page 5 of the user manual (who the hell reads the freaking user manual for a power supply?!). Then I had to figure out what kind of UPS I have, and whether it uses a simulated sine wave... which is more difficult than it seems, because mine uses a stepped sine wave. Is that simulated? Sorta. It's like they're deliberately trying to make this confusing.

Apparently, using a stepped or simulated sine wave with this particular power supply will fry it. Ironically, if I'd gotten something cheaper, I wouldn't have had this problem.

I give up.

At least I didn't disconnect everything from the old PS. Give thanks for small blessings, I guess.

Now I need to research and order another damned PS. Or spend $300+ on a pure sine wave UPS (which I can't afford, and seems kinda silly to me since I just use mine to shut things down when the power goes out). FLUCK. Oh, and I have to send this one back to newegg, which is going to cost me an arm and a leg because the thing is freaking HEAVY.

OK, dump over. Back to your regularly-scheduled friends page entries, already in progress.

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