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Old 10-14-2005, 11:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default SpeedFan voltage readings a bit worrysome

On Speedfan, my voltages are reading as follows (I have an OCZ Modstream 520W PSU)

+3.3: 3.22
+5: 5.05
+12: 11.86

-5: -2.94
-12: -8.08
+5VSB: 5.59

These cant be correct, or can they? Somethings wrong and I dont know what. Entire system specs are in the sig.
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Old 10-15-2005, 02:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks good. Carry on.
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Old 10-15-2005, 03:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Speefan is probably the most inaccurate program I've ever come across.

Get yourself a $20 multimeter from radioshack and just probe an open molex connectors +12v line and check for yourself, atleast you'd know exactly what it's at way better than some program can offer.

My board is reading 11.71v on the +12v line right now...but when I tested it with a multimer it's at 12.08 idle and 12.01 under load....sooo yeah, like I said, most voltage reading programs suck ***...speedfan is no exception
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Looks good. Carry on.
What the hell's wrong with you, it looks good? Thats wrong, wrong wrong wrong.

After doing a bit of research, I found that speedfan was hella inaccuate, as you said. I dont have too much money so I cant afford a multi-meter right now, but I may have one at home. But I will do that, check out my voltages.

On a similar note, do I have to turn on Active PFC? on my PSU? I notcied that when I wass installing something today with the CD, the LED's on the front of my case dimmed a little bit, like a small surge went through, and that should nto have happened.
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that PFC function in the PSU is built into it...theres nothing to turn on.

I couldn't tell you what inside the PSU actually does that function or anything though
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Looks good. Carry on.
come on man think that is now where good readings but as said above speedfan is inacurate.
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Yeah, at least speedfan has a few things going for it.

I never payed attention to those voltages after my new PSU was way off.
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my cpu is -40C and my +5V is 4.46 so dont worry
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yah speedfan is worse for me the temps can go from 20C to 80C in a second and my chipset is -20C lol
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I believe you're just looking at the wrong readings?
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