Corsair RMi Series RM650i Fully-Modular Review
Peter Donnell / 5 years ago
Over Power Protection and Max Wattage
Power supplies often quote as having various protection mechanisms such and the most important of these is Over Power Protection. In our testing we crank up the power draw until the power supply either shuts down (meaning the OPP mechanism is present and working) or blows up (meaning it is either not present or not working). We then note the maximum power consumption before the power supply shut down (or blew up).
This may be a 650W unit, but we managed to get it just shy of 800W before the OPP kicked in! While not ideal to run it this hard all the time, it’s good to know that if you do get a spike in your power requirements, your system shouldn’t skip a beat.