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This question has probably been asked before, if it has I can't find it. I have a 2.60 P4 (skt 478) for my folding rig. I have an Antec SmartPower 400w PSU in it. According to Everest Home Edition my 12v rail is only 10.43 volts. Is something screwed up with it ? The vcore is 1.50v, it has a 80 mm fan in front, a 80 mm fan in the side and a 120 mm fan in the back. Is this too much voltage consumption ? I had it in a Celeron 346 (3.06 GHz stock) @ 3.8 GHz, but it would occasionally shut down. I thought it was anything but the PSU. (ie loose connection, memory, 24 pin connection on MB with 20 pin connection PSU, etc) Any feedback will be greatly appreciated, this problem is driving me crazier than I already am.
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PSU should handle any amount of fan's ~10 (it's not unknown for people to have 10 fans in their case, 10+ sometimes).

A PSU 12v rail must not move below or above 5% (11.4v or 12.6v).

Try testing the PSU with a multimeter as this will give you the true voltage, software is not too accurate.

The 12v rail on a PSU is Yellow, and use the black wire next to it to measure, you can use a normal molex (CD-ROM drive connector) to do this

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Wow, thanks for the reply cokker. I'm glad you clarified the yellow wire as being the 12v rail. Do you think the software could be that far off ? Having all those fans sounds like my PD 805 rig. I heard it was like a "mini space heater" so I got a BT HSF, 2x80 mm front fans, 80mm side fan, 80mm top fan, 120mm and 80 mm fans in the back. Plus I keep the room, that it, my AMD x2 4200 and PD 805 @ 3.32 GHz is in is about 20 c.
Hey, what do you think of an OC from 2.60 GHz to 3.0 GHz or better for folding ? (with a new MB) Will this P4, 2.60 GHz, 800 fsb, skt 478 chip do it stable ? It's in a Biostar, P4M80-M4 motherboard ( the first freakin' thing to go ), with only 512 MB PC3200 RAM. I hope to get at least another 512 MB of RAM. That's if I ever figure this Antec PSU thing out.
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