First post, by mojmir
i wonder what is the most powerful system (<= pentium 3) that can be powered with pico PSU?
i have multiple systems and i can power socket 3, socket 5 and socket 7 with pico PSU (have several, ranging from 90w, 150W to supposedly 250w, and AC bricks from 90w to 120w), but i failed to power up any Super 7 (well i have only two). What happens that fan spins a bit, but then stops. With ordinary ATX PSU it works fine.
So i wonder why...
(This isn't only case with retro systems, i have an A10 apu, that won't post on pico, but the same pico PSU will post ryzen 4600g totally fine.)
Googling cpu tdp is easy, but the rest is kinda foggy - mainly board itself, pci and isa cards - do you have any guesstimate for average socket7 board, pci video card (s3) or audio card (sb)?