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#1 theinvulnerable

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 12:30 AM

Guys if I am using speedfan and checking the voltages on my powersupply if it is ok. What are the value should I look for? And how do i know if something wrong? I have a sample here, please kindly teach me.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 07:00 AM

Nothing really catches my eye. The +12V is a bit low, but in spec. Ignore the "-" voltage readings.

Best to check voltages with the CPU and videocard loaded/stressed. CPU Burn/Orthos will load the CPU. If you have a separate videocard, Furmark will take care of that.

Something to remember, the voltages shown are not always accurate. Programs like Speedfan display voltages as detected by the onboard monitors of the motherboard. If there is a voltage concern, use a DVOM and a spare molex connector in the case to verify. Yellow wire=+12V, Red wire=+5V, Black=ground.

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