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Old 08-07-2005, 08:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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(5:18:35 PM): hmmm
(5:18:42 PM): so i dont need a whoe new cmp
(5:18:48 PM): just simply install a new PSU
(5:18:52 PM): that simple
me (5:18:53 PM): yea
(5:18:58 PM): lol
(5:19:00 PM): nice
(5:19:29 PM): wanna c any other charts or utilities
me (5:19:45 PM): im more than sure
me (5:19:49 PM): hold on
me (5:19:52 PM): go back to speedfan
me (5:19:55 PM): and tell me the reading
me (5:19:59 PM): on the +12V again
(5:20:07 PM): 8.70V
me (5:20:09 PM): whoa
me (5:20:11 PM): yes
me (5:20:16 PM): fluctuating like hell
(5:20:17 PM): 9.15
(5:20:28 PM): 10.56
(5:20:39 PM): 10.43
(5:21:15 PM): 8.90
(5:21:58 PM): 10.24
(5:22:06 PM): now what is it typically ahain?
(5:22:11 PM): 7.81
(5:22:12 PM): WOW
(5:22:14 PM): 7.81
(5:23:08 PM): norm?
me (5:23:21 PM): uhhh...around 11.9-12.1?
so there it is...my friend's crappy PSU
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Old 08-07-2005, 08:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yea thats pretty rediculous.
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You actually trust speedfan when it comes to multimeter readouts? I've seen speedfan reading the 12v rail as 3v in the past.

Use the BIOS or a multimeter to get some accurate readouts.
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You actually trust speedfan when it comes to multimeter readouts? I've seen speedfan reading the 12v rail as 3v in the past.

Use the BIOS or a multimeter to get some accurate readouts.
BIOS is usually just as accurate as the program.

That's why I trust my fluke multimeter, stays in my toolbag.
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yeah, speedfan is off on a lot of occasions....if his PSU was actually putting out those voltages his computer wouldn't be running

Like gaara and chris are saying, multimeter is the best way to go....pop it into a molex and you got your true +12v readings
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Thats also what i do. multimeter all the way.
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