Seven years ago [H]ard|OCP reviewed a SilverStone Olympia 1000W PSU and it has seen regular usage since then, which lead them to wonder if there have been any changes now that the PSU is four years past warranty. The testing did reveal certain changes of which the most troubling was the PSUs inability to finish the full load test at 100 or 120v . When tested at 750W the PSU had no issues and while the voltage regulation was not quite as tight as it was it is still impressively stable for a PSU of this age. Power output has also suffered, with an increase in noise, enough to take it out of specification and the PSU was also louder than it was way back then. Take a read through this article for an idea how this particular PSUs performance has changed over time.
"Many people ask about long term computer power supply testing, and simple truth is that it is too expensive for HardOCP to do in-house as it would require hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of resources. However, we can give the inquisitive a non-scientific look at how well a personal PSU does in our testing 7 years later."
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