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-12v for legacy items correct? It just started jumping around in the past day or two. Goes anywhere from -2.944 to -13.312. I have been looking to order a new one for this rig anyway. I have ran this unit for about 4 years now and it has served its purpose.

Edit: I know the 24 pin has a -12v line going through it. I just want to be sure that by using my computer which seems to be just fine that my risk is as low as possible... LOL!
Edited by Theroty - 6/11/13 at 12:40pm
post #2 of 10
the tolerance is:
-12VDC ± 10% -10.800 VDC - 13.200 VDC

what are you using and where are you getting that reading from?
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edit: btw, after checking, the -12vdc is used for some serial ports. if you're not using any i don't see where you would have an issue.
Edited by looniam - 6/11/13 at 1:23pm
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I currently don't have access to my multimeter to test it so I am going on what CPUID HWMonitor is telling me. The reading has never been like this for as long as I have I used that piece of software. That is why it put me for a loop. I thought it was serial ports from the A+ class but that has been a while back and my memory is a bit lacking. It actually went to -15.xx at one point. I don't think I need to worry about it right now but maybe I should I replace it just to be safe. This power supply is not known for its quality.. LOL!
post #4 of 10
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Well, I got my Seasonic G series 650 in today and I am still having odd readings so I'm not going to worry about it. I'm just going to take this a chance to upgrade my power supply.. LOL! The motherboard must be giving some odd readings off to the software. I still don't have access to my multi meter or I would have tested already.
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Well, I got my Seasonic G series 650 in today and I am still having odd readings so I'm not going to worry about it. I'm just going to take this a chance to upgrade my power supply.. LOL! The motherboard must be giving some odd readings off to the software. I still don't have access to my multi meter or I would have tested already.

Software have never been known for being very accurate
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It just started doing it oddly enough. Oh well, the Seasonic came with everything I need plus more.
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well, if you prefer the seasonic PSU then at least no loss, eh?

not to sound like an alarmist, you may want to continue checking your readings though software is not the most reliable. and if more flonkiness starts showing up, take a good look at that the motherboard if it may start to giving you issues.

but wishing you the best. thumb.gif
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Well, I got my Seasonic G series 650 in today and I am still having odd readings so I'm not going to worry about it. I'm just going to take this a chance to upgrade my power supply.. LOL! The motherboard must be giving some odd readings off to the software. I still don't have access to my multi meter or I would have tested already.

Well, at least you took the opportunity to pick up one of my two favorite upper-middle class units in that wattage range (the other being Rosewill's Capstone line) so you've got that going for you. smile.gif
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well, if you prefer the seasonic PSU then at least no loss, eh?

not to sound like an alarmist, you may want to continue checking your readings though software is not the most reliable. and if more flonkiness starts showing up, take a good look at that the motherboard if it may start to giving you issues.

but wishing you the best. thumb.gif
I will for sure keep an eye on it. We have had a few power outages lately so hopefully they didn't cause something funky to happen to my motherboard while using the cheap power supply.

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Well, at least you took the opportunity to pick up one of my two favorite upper-middle class units in that wattage range (the other being Rosewill's Capstone line) so you've got that going for you. smile.gif

I knew that I wanted to get a very decent unit. I wanted the ribbon style cables and at least 4 Pcie connectors for another video card. I was looking at the Capstone 650, but the basic sleeved cables were the deciding point against it for me.
post #10 of 10
I don't trust software readings -12 and -5 are the worst for software readings they are almost always completely wrong it depends on board and psu most just dont report it correct to the software.
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