SilverStone Olympia OP650 650W
Written by Michael Larabel in Power Supplies on 13 February 2007. Page 3 of 4. Add A Comment


For testing the SilverStone Olympia OP650, we had used a dual Intel Xeon 5300 Clovertown system with 4GB of FB-DIMM RAM and an ATI Radeon X1950PRO. The system was used in the recent Temjin TJ09 chassis, which happens to also be from SilverStone and our most favorite enclosure to date.

Hardware Components
Processor: 2 x Intel Xeon E5320 Clovertown Quad-Core
Motherboard: Tyan Tempest i5000XT
Memory: 8 x 512MB Kingston DDR2 FB-DIMM
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X1950PRO 256MB
Hard Drives: 2 x Seagate 7200.10 320GB
Optical Drives: Sony DVD-ROM
Add-On Devices: Razer Barracuda AC-1
Creative Labs Audigy 2
Case: SilverStone Temjin TJ09
Power Supply: SilverStone Olympia 650W (OP650)
Software Components
Operating System: Fedora Core 6
Linux Kernel: 2.6.19-1.2895.fc6
Graphics Driver: ATI fglrx 8.33.6

The SilverStone Olympia OP650 had installed beautifully into the Temjin TJ09 and we had run into no issues during the setup process. It would have been ideal if the SilverStone Olympia had both a 4-pin and 8-pin EPS12V power connector for use in server environments requiring the extra power; however, motherboards like the Tyan Tempest i5000XT that require both connectors can use a molex to 4-pin ATX12V power adapter. With the Olympia OP650 we were impressed with how quiet this power supply operated. The single 120mm fan was very quiet and we have absolutely no complaints about the noise level. For testing this power supply, we had allowed the system to idle within GNOME for 30 minutes with all power savings options disabled. For load testing, we had run both Quake 4 and CPU Burn-In for the same amount of time. The voltage rails were measured using a Radioshack digital multimeter.

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