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Is the 12v rail on my power supply dipping too low?
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That's ok. Any less than 11.9 is not great. Software reads my 12v at about the same. I know, software is not the best thing to use. Is your system working fine when under stress? If so, everything along with that reading is ok!
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That's probably fine. However, are you sure your multimeter is calibrated? All too often I see people using uncalibrated or poorly calibrated multimeters to declare components "defective."
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Nope.


11.4-12.6 is in spec

11.64-12.36V is so in spec it doesn't matter.
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Originally Posted by Nick2253 View Post
That's probably fine. However, are you sure your multimeter is calibrated? All too often I see people using uncalibrated or poorly calibrated multimeters to declare components "defective."
You can check with a 9V battery. A standard, fresh alkaline 9V battery should read 9.60-9.61V to a standard multimeter with no additional load.
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Hmm, then I don't know why my computer is shutting off entirely when overclocking my 590.
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
You can check with a 9V battery. A standard, fresh alkaline 9V battery should read 9.60-9.61V to a standard multimeter with no additional load.
That's a neat trick for quick calibration. Thanks for that. If only I could rep you...
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