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Okay, so the model is good....but is my particular unit bad? System instability and bad -12V SW readings. I don't have a multimeter to verify this, though. I can bring it in to work and put a multimeter on it here, but that won't be until mid/late this week.
 
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by victorzamora View Post

Okay, so the model is good....but is my particular unit bad? System instability and bad -12V SW readings. I don't have a multimeter to verify this, though. I can bring it in to work and put a multimeter on it here, but that won't be until mid/late this week.

You cant trust software

And yes it can just be a bad one off you have gotten
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post #13 of 18
You know that -12V rail is a unused rail ? All modern PC don't use this rail and many psu doesn't even have that -12V cable in 24pin .
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post #14 of 18
Bad -12V won't do anything but screw up your RS-232 port. Which is bad if you're using industrial equipment, or living in 1996 or something. But a bad -12V should not cause system instability, assuming the reading is accurate at all, software monitoring being what it is.

I recommend doing some thorough troubleshooting, rather than blaming the PSU right off.
post #15 of 18
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I just don't know what other trouble shooting I can do.multiple CPU's, 4 sticks of RAM in 4 different ram slots, multiple clean OS installs, multiple virus checks, constant HDD health check, brand new GPU. Is there anything I'm missing? Is there anything that would cause the computer to freeze, but not shut down/turn off/restart/go funky? It's just freezing, completely, as if it just got stuck. It has no bad behavior other than freezing.
 
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post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by victorzamora View Post

I just don't know what other trouble shooting I can do.multiple CPU's, 4 sticks of RAM in 4 different ram slots, multiple clean OS installs, multiple virus checks, constant HDD health check, brand new GPU. Is there anything I'm missing? Is there anything that would cause the computer to freeze, but not shut down/turn off/restart/go funky? It's just freezing, completely, as if it just got stuck. It has no bad behavior other than freezing.

Sounds more like a SSD or HDD problem if your PC freezes
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post #17 of 18
Ah. Just to make sure, you have built the system outside of the case right? As grounding issues can cause weird freezes like that as well. If that doesn't solve it then the PSU would be the next thing to replace. HDD might be it too; health checks aren't always reliable.
post #18 of 18
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No, I have not. It's one thing I havne't fully ruled out. I'm running a custom WC loop CPU and GPU and building out of the case isn't something high on my list of crap I want to do. I have an XSPC 750 res/pump combo and I can't pull my whole system out without flushing the system, so testing it outside of the case would involve two loop flush/fill cycles.

As for SSD/HDD, I've run multiple software checks on them recently and they've shown 100% health. I know that software checks don't always work, but you'd think they'd work well enough if they exist.
Edited by victorzamora - 7/15/13 at 12:15pm
 
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