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Mushkin Volta 600W Power Supply Review

paulktreg    -   December 16, 2009
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Testing (Continued):

Temperature, Noise Levels and Fan Speeds:

 

I am not going to give a pass or fail in this section, as the ATX12V V2.2 does not really have any references on which to base a decision.

Temperatures are purely for information only, as there are too many variables involved when installed in a case, which, by the way, it wasn't. Ambient temperature, processor cooling efficiency and case cooling fans all play their part on the temperature of the air entering the power supply, and consequently the temperature of the air leaving it. No valid conclusions can be made from this test.

 

 

 

 

Mushkin Enhanced Volta 600W
Temperature & Fan Speeds @ 110/230Vac
DC Loading(W)
Temp In (°C)
Temp Out (°C)
Δ Temp (°C)
Fan Speed (RPM)
0
N/A
N/A
N/A
1312/1317
113.5/113
20.4/21.0
23.0/23.9
2.6/2.9
1323/1323
323/324
21.6/21.6
24.3/25.6
2.7/4.0
1332/1328
587/580
21.7/22.7
26.8/29.4
5.1/6.7
1631/1873

 

The Mushkin Enhanced Volta 600W remained cool and quiet throughout the testing phase and even at 1800 rpm the noise from the fan wasn't too bad, but once again, without using a sound level meter, this is purely subjective.

   

 

The Mushkin Enhanced Volta 600W in all its glory with green, blue and red cooling fan lighting. The photographs do enhance the effect somewhat, as they were done in complete darkness, so expect the effect to be a little more subdued under normal operating conditions. My position of choice would be off, but I can appreciate the appeal of fan/case lighting, especially if it's done well.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Power Supply)
  3. Specification & Features
  4. Testing: DC Voltage Load Regulation At 110VAC & 230VAC
  5. Testing: Efficiency, Power Factor & DC Quality
  6. Testing: Temperature, Noise Level & Fan Speed
  7. Conclusion
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