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Do I need a new psu?

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This is my psu had it for 2 years going on 3 running almost 24/7.

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Here is my problem the +3.3v now idles at 3.04 and on load to 3.09 and the 5v hits 4.95 sometimes. Now that this is happening my pci-e lane won't go pass x8 on load. I do have power saving on but only for the cpu(PhenomMsr Tweaker). I turn off power savings to make sure it wasn't causing it but it remains the same. Is it time for a psu or is it nothing I shouldn't worry about? If I do need a new one I was thinking of getting this one Good choice?
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Does your bios display voltages? If so, what does it say?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5660 ASUS Sabertooth x58 Diamond 7970  Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Black Blu-ray :) Win 7 64-bit 
PowerCaseAudio
HX750 (modular) Antec 300  Sound Blaster Titanium  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 Intel D975XBX2 EVGA 8800 GT 4 GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Seagate Coolmaster N520 Win 7  550 W 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon x2 4200 Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe 3870 2 x 2 Gb 
Hard DriveOSPower
320 Gb Windows Vista 64-bit 550 W Modular 
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post #3 of 5
mate $90 for a modular power supply, you can't go wrong. thumb.gif
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You cannot trust software to give you accurate voltage readings. If you're having problems and you suspect a PSU voltage is the culprit, you need a digital multimeter to determine your voltages.
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Originally Posted by Shub View Post

You cannot trust software to give you accurate voltage readings. If you're having problems and you suspect a PSU voltage is the culprit, you need a digital multimeter to determine your voltages.

I was in the middle of playing bf3 and boom computer restarts. I have a coolmax power supply tester not sure if that's good enough but I'll see if I can find a decent voltage meter.

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Edited by 1ijoe - 2/15/12 at 9:25pm
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