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Hi everyone,

I need a piece of advice...
I'm a bit concerned about my PSU.


For some time now, I've experienced a lot of Power failure.
Mostly in game, the screeen simply shuts off and no VGA signal...
I made sure it wasn't the screen.
In event viewer I get a lot of KERNEL power critical failure.

More recently the PC sounds like it's powering down...
So I ran HWmonitor in order to look at the rail and this is what came before my eyes:

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You can see that 3.3v and 5v rails are way off...

Does this mean it's time to change the PSU ?


I would appreciate any informations you could get me !


Regards,
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Hi everyone,
I need a piece of advice...
I'm a bit concerned about my PSU.
For some time now, I've experienced a lot of Power failure.
Mostly in game, the screeen simply shuts off and no VGA signal...
I made sure it wasn't the screen.
In event viewer I get a lot of KERNEL power critical failure.
More recently the PC sounds like it's powering down...
So I ran HWmonitor in order to look at the rail and this is what came before my eyes:
700
You can see that 3.3v and 5v rails are way off...
Does this mean it's time to change the PSU ?
I would appreciate any informations you could get me !
Regards,

First off check your bios and see what it says your rails are at but by the sounds of it you need to get a psu before you mess up some other piece of hardware coz it sounds like that psu is on its way out
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post #3 of 8
Programs have been known to not report voltages correctly, please check your BIOS as stated above.
post #4 of 8
i dont even have a 12v according to hwmonitor tongue.gif try a multimetre
post #5 of 8
Software voltage monitoring is worthless, the best way to get such info is by using a digital multimeter.
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
I confirm that the software isn't reliable...
Today it shows the good values...

I'm still worried because I keep having those hard resets while playing SWTOR.
It feels like the power is going down and my screen becomes blank (no signal)...

Drivers are up to date with the latest CAP.
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post #7 of 8
i am having the same voltage fluctuations with my hx850..
Get a voltemeter to be sure, i haven't check mine myself but i suspect it to be giving me the issues i have with not fully shutting down.
So grab a voltmeter and see what happens..
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Any updates?
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