Hardware, software and power
Posted on 2003-02-24
I hate to ask this question, but is there any relationship between executing software and system power consumption.
We have a number of different motherboards that have burned out the onboard switching supply.
All systems have the same PCI cards, and the ambient temperatures are always <30C. The sytems seem to fail after about 12 mnonths, caps have dried up and the inductors/FETS seem to have been hot for a long while.
Sofwtare running on NT4 has run for much longer and has the hardware has not failed, but a software package running VB6 and a DOS window fails.
I really do not know how to approach this issue, other than to blame DOS for being thirsty and coverting all to 32 bit.
Am I nuts?