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Hardware Hardware 20 - What's with all the Kettle Leads?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 11 Mar 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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    After a brief hiatus, we've now returned with another hardware podcast, bringing Paul, James, Clive and Harry together to talk about the latest happenings in the hardware world.

    First up on our list of topics is the AMD Radeon HD 6990. The card has firmly cemented itself at the top of the graphics card hierarchy, but how easy is it to live with such a card? We also discuss the unusual overclocking switch, which is a standard feature that also voids your warranty if you actually use it...

    http://www.bit-tech.net/blog/podcasts/2011/03/11/hardware-20-why-always-kettle-leads/
     
  2. Podge4

    Podge4 Oi, whats your game?

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    cool, another podcast
     
  3. bennyjh

    bennyjh New Member

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    what happened to last weeks gaming podcast?
     
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    Yay hardware podcast \o/ can listen on the train to work
     
  5. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Kettle leads? With 13amp fuses? Now that's Rock & Roll!
     
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    Material Soco Amaretto Lime

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    An explanation for that is available here
     
  7. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Paul. Paul happened.
     
  8. NethLyn

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    Cool, will put it on the MP3 player and enjoy on the train tonight.
     
  9. sb1991

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    Isn't llano based on the current (K10.5?) architecture rather than bulldozer?
    Edit: should have listened to the whole thing first...
     
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  10. wiak

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    here is what i think the line up for amd in 2011
    Phenom II Replacement > Bulldozer (cpu, no gpu)
    Athlon II Replacement > Liano (cpu, onchip gpu)
    Sempron /low power replacement > bobcat (cpu, onchip gpu)
     
  11. Phil Rhodes

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    They're not kettle leads.

    Kettle leads (strictly an IEC C15/C16) have a notch in the bottom and are fused at 13 amps.

    Normal IEC mains leads (strictly an IEC C13/C14) don't have a notch and are fused at 5 amps.

    Using an actual kettle lead on a PC will fit and work, but is a (minor) fire risk as it will not be properly fused. Please, can we stop promulgating this incorrect and (slightly) dangerous misinformation.
     
  12. Cybertism

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    You lost me but then... SHARKS!

    Sweet podcast, as always.
     
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