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Hi,Guys I Just Got A new PSU For My i5 2500K Build. The Computer would start and Power Cycle So I RMA The MB. Now I Put The New PSU In Older PC To Run Voltage Software On It I Used CPUID HWMonitor,PC Wizard 2010,SpeedFan & OCCT They All Read The +12v As 10.43v. This PSU Is A New Corsair CX600.My Old PSU Also Had The Same Reading What Could This Be & Is The New CX600 Safe For My Build Or Should I RMA It.
post #2 of 16
First welcome to OCN.

Second, PLEASE dont capitalize every word. Its really distracting to read.

Now, What is the rest of your system like? (head to the User CP and fill in your system info)

A 600W PSU is fine for a 2500k and a single GPU.

As for Power Cycle... I have no idea on this app but i have read elsewhere that the only accurate way to read what the rails in your PSU are doing is via multimeter. Most of those programs are in accurate.
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post #3 of 16
It's very very common for software readings to be quite inaccurate and report nonsense values like 10.43V for 12V when the real value is something like 12.19V.

The CX600 may have a problem potentially, but that is not very likely. Certainly, any software reading you take will not give you information one way or the other about the situation.

A voltage reading is not hard to take with a multimeter if you have access to one, and that would at least give you an estimate of the DC output levels (nothing about the AC ripple and noise though).
post #4 of 16
Yep, get a multi-meter. they are useful for other stuff too.
I have this one. Not bad, though it's my first so don't know how it compares to others, just know it does everything i want it to.

If it makes you feel any better:

Edited by qwertymac93 - 10/7/11 at 11:44pm
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post #5 of 16
1. If it was a Gigabyte motherboard the power cycling is normal.

2. NEVER EVER trust software monitors.

3. The only way you're going to overpower that thing is with a 590, 480, 460 2win, GTX 295, 6990, 5970, or a 4870x2.

Edit: If you're old PSU had the EXACT same readings then it is with no doubt a software malfunction.
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post #6 of 16
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The old PC spec is a biostar MB with pentium D 840 with 2GB of RAM all IDE 20pin with 4pin MB. New PC will be 24pin with 8pin

New PC will be MSI P67A-G45
i5 2500k
8 gb of gskill sniper
EVGA GTX 550Ti
Crucial M4 64Gb SSD
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The old PC spec is a biostar MB with pentium D 840 with 2GB of RAM all IDE 20pin with 4pin MB. New PC will be 24pin with 8pin

New PC will be MSI P67A-G45
i5 2500k
8 gb of gskill sniper
EVGA GTX 550Ti
Crucial M4 64Gb SSD
Unless the PSU was skipped by QC then it should be fine. It definitely has enough power to run you're system even overclocked.
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post #8 of 16
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So i should not worry about the +12v reading wrong.Also the MSI P67A-G45 MB would power cycle i RMA it and i will get new 1 on monday now if it power cycles again what should i do. now when it power cycled it was the motherboard CPU and PSU i did not get no beeps for no RAM or POST beep so thats why i sent MB back.
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So i should not worry about the +12v reading wrong.Also the MSI P67A-G45 MB would power cycle i RMA it and i will get new 1 on monday now if it power cycles again what should i do. now when it power cycled it was the motherboard CPU and PSU i did not get no beeps for no RAM or POST beep so thats why i sent MB back.
Nope don't worry about it. As for the MB if it does the same thing update the UEFI first before returning anything.
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it would not boot how do i update it i tryed clearing CMOS
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