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#1 timothy2181


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Posted 22 July 2011 - 12:33 AM

What is the ideal time an UPS would keep my computer running in the event of a power outage? Are they only intended to smooth over momentary outages, and power spikes? Or can you keep your desktop running on an UPS for an extended period of time?

Computer in question would be high end, dual video cards, overclocked, etc.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 07:57 AM

They vary in amount of time they will supply the power needed to shut down your desktop
safely without losing work in progress or cause other problems.

5 to 20 mins or so should be more than adequate. The amps used by your comp would be part of the
equation used to decide what to purchase. The other consideration would be how much you are willing
to invest in a backup power supply. For extended length of time, hours, think gas powered generators/
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