Originally Posted by Vertigo
I confess I didn't check Chris and just assumed it wouldn't be there
but yes I think that last definition would probably be the one.
DP - what I was referring to was the max watts
the psu is rated for. You certainly would not want to put out more volts
than the components expect otherwise things would get very expensive. However having a PSU that is rated at only just or even less watts than is being drawn will result in a very hot PSU and probably get expensive again!
In fairness Chris, as I'm sure you're aware in your line of work, a failed PSU doesn't necessarily mean it has been overloaded. It may just be old and tired (like me) or just some silly component that has decided to give up the ghost.
This usally happens to me. I end up saying something just to be proven wrong later on.