My Bios says that my 12v + rail is running at 12.24v
That's perfectly fine, anything within 5% is considered just okay. It'd really help if you fuilled out your sig rig so we knew what you were running, it really sucks when people dont do that and trying to guess whats wrong. I dont know man, are you using a power supply and not a car battery?
Anyways, lower quality PSUs will generally variate more. I was surprised how the capstone only varies by ~11.95 to 12.05, my cx and other lower quality ones were like 12.5 and stuff, really crazy.
Software is definitely unreliable though. My atx right now on p95 reads 12.14v on DMM that's calibrated, but it says 11.88 on software. Crazier, it was rising in voltage on DMM but software said it was falling, that's why software is really bad.
Use a DMM to measure wattage on your PSU, just shove the red into power and black into grnd. Really worth getting a DMM...
Only latest AIDA64 and IXTU can read properly the voltages on your PSU:thumb:
No they do not, this is misinformation and wrong. First off, these 2 programs are awful, no one should be using them over modern, updated programs like HWinfo. Secondly, they pull from the same sensors as every other monitoring program will. Third, no program will read voltages properly, the sensors themselves are flawed and the motherboards use firmware to make themselves look good and reported averaged, smoothed out values.
God don't say something if you don't know the answer, this is bordering on an outright lie... Someone really should report your comment, it's that bad, as in someone could view it as meaningful and take software reports as indication their PSU is fine when it definitely isn't.
Literally, one of the most respected forum members here and a hero just told you that power monitoring via software is not reliable, and then dude with no sig rig, 13 posts, and just joined, tells you the opposite with zero supporting evidence or reasoning. Don't listen to trolls. I'm all for destroying outdated tropes, many truisms you hear are false nowadays but still parrotted because they used to be true (Intel specifying max voltage for a chip, software overclocking being bad, etc), but this one is not true, and I literally just confirmed it with my Z87X-UD3H that software reported voltages are not accurate.
That includes your CPU and RAM voltages too by the way, but those are way closer to reality than PSU voltages.Edited by Belial - 11/22/13 at 2:22am