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I want a dmm to check my computer vcore voltage. What dmm should I get that can provide me with accurate readings?
    
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post #2 of 12
Guess any regular one would work fine? They're usually pretty accurate.
Edited by Ghostscript - 7/16/11 at 3:09pm
     
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post #3 of 12
get a decent one, with other settings
bare minimum, resistance, voltage, amperage
nice to have for when you need them

one like this will suit most needs just fine

Performance W2974 Digital Multi-Tester $13 fs
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9SIA02V01M7350
Edited by ffejrxx - 7/17/11 at 12:14am
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The link you gave me isn't steren 602-010.
    
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oops, i edited the link, and forgot to change the title

they are both very similar meters
probably same components, just different packaging
post #6 of 12
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Will it show the vcore in at aleast three decimal places? 1.475v?
    
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post #7 of 12
its acurate to +/- .5%
1.5v = 1.507-1.493
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Which one do you use?
    
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post #9 of 12
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Is the one you recommended auto range?
    
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post #10 of 12
that one doesnt auto range

putting it on the 2000mv setting will go from 2v-.2v range
measuring above/below the range setting it should read lo or hi


i use one like this, had it for over 10 years

auto range and conductivity beep are very handy

d-h = data hold (good for fast readings)
r-h = range hold (good for when you know what voltage your looking for)

newer models have cap and transistor test options
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