Reviews and Problems with Thermaltake Dr. Power II
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Voltage OK, but could not detect failed Thermaltake PSU
13 March 2014
Summary: A couple months ago my computer was starting to fail. It periodically would not boot when the power button was pressed. I opened the computer and found that the blue stand-by LED on my motherboard was flickering when the computer would not boot. When the blue stand-by LED was fully powered (solid blue), the computer would often, but not always, boot. Suspecting that the problem could be one of many things including a failing PSU, I bought Dr.
Summary: I bought this tester because it looked a little more sturdy then some of the cheaper testers out there. Well you know how sometimes (all the time) both sides of a 4pin molex connection won't line up quite right and you have to really finesse it to get it together? First attempt at it and one of the pins on the tester bent completely to the side without much force. Usually ya just shrug it off and slowly push the pin back into place right? Nope, fell right out.
Summary: Was able to quickly diagnose a questionable power supply. Took longer to figure out how to plug in the CPU power cables because the sockets weren't snug (allowed the connectors to fit in several orientations despite being keyed). I eventually figured out the proper way to plug in the cables by studying the how the connectors were keyed and matching the female side keys.