CPUID hardware monitor, accurate?

cwharms

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Does anyone use it? I was wondering how accurate it is. On my 520HX, it doesn't show the +12v. On my EarthWatts, it shows the +12 @ 10.32v and all of my other voltages are under spec also.

Is this the sign of a faulty PSU or a bad reading?
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worshipme

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It's a very good small footprint ulility. I use it as it provides all the voltages/fan speeds/GPU temp etc unlike Real Temp, but I tend to use Real Temp for CPU temps after A True Folder brought it to my attention.

If you want to know whether your 12V line is within spec then check in the BIOS and do not trust software.
 

cwharms

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I use realtemp for my e8400 and coretemp for my quad. Basically since realtemp was written for the e8xxx chips.

I'll check the BIOS on my next reboot, could be a while though.
 

DJ-CHRIS1

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If you want to know whether your 12V line is within spec then check in the BIOS and do not trust software.
You never trust a software application or your computers BIOS, both are typically very very off.

What you want to measure voltages is a multimeter. While you can spend hundreds on them, a cheap 10-15$ one is typically great for measuring voltages of computers.
 
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