Reply 40 of 70, by Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman
That VRM might offer additional protection if:
1) The VRM includes protective mechanisms like a PTC, fuse, etc.
2) Internal impedance of the supply limits output current, thus taking a few seconds longer for damage to be dealt (I^2 * t threshold is usually considered to be constant for a given component)
A voltage regulator is a very simple device not unlike a comparator […]
A voltage regulator is a very simple device not unlike a comparator
You should be able to tap a few pins off the regulator to get any voltage you want
And again I would wire the 5v input on the vrm straight to a psu wire for added protection.
I would brush up on basic electricity and buy the cheapest VRM with the highest amp rating, then if you want to experiment with high power draw CPUs or overclocking you are set and won’t have to revisit this issue
Anyway, since a K6-2 has 2.2V core voltage but 3.3V I/O voltage, will the HP 0950-3265 VRM mentioned above (2.0 volt output voltage) be able to provide the 3.3 I/O voltage needed by the K6-2 CPU?