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Not sure, but shouldn't the -5 volt and -12 volt read something like -4.86 and -11.78? Like, negative numbers, not positive ones? See picture...

Also... randomly while I was upgrading to SP1 and SP2, as well as the other basic windows updates, it randomly restarted during the installs, yet they were not done yet? And even at one point when I was not even doing Windows update?

BTW I just put this PC together the other day, see the "New Parts on the Way" thread...

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Also that crappy fireball HDD listed there is my second one... lol. I have a 200gig HDD, just used the 30 to store my files while rebuilding.
    
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Really getting worried guys...
Im not sure at all why these voltages show the way they do.
Also, randomly IE has been crashing as well as Napster.
I just completely reinstalled everything, could this voltage issue be causing this? Could I have connected something wrong on the board? Would they have shipped the board w/ a jumper in the wrong spot?
I really need some help guys, this is kind of scaring me! Strange voltage readings is one thing, but not even the right kind? (positive/negative)...
    
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Still looking for help here guys.
This system is awesome, but the voltages worry me and the auto-restarts 5 minutes into programs are horrible. Please help, Asrock is not available to help until Jan 2nd!
    
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post #5 of 7
with how much the voltages are different I wouldn't even think it would boot if voltage was an issue. it might be a problem with the speedfan reading the information wrong also.
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That PSU is known to be pretty bad I suspect the voltages are really that off if you are getting random restarts and such. If you have a multi I would check all the voltages if not, I would get a new PSU.
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It actually turns out its not powmax, its a DTK 450w.
I went to compusa and got a Master Power 500w. Turns out I am an idiot and got the wrong power connector wire, my only other choice was a compusa 500w...

So I disconnected all my case fans and got a LOT further through 3dmark06, and even got to play that game I only played for 2 minutes before for about 20 minutes.

THEN BAM! Starts rebooting over and over, can't get into windows because it reboots. Then I remembered I had it OC'd to 3.5ghz and never ran benchmarks, so I figured the CPU was drawing too much power and causing those restarts... I am back up and running again w/o case fans with my side window off. Back to 2.8ghz and PCU temp of 31c.

Do you guys think this is just more proof its the PSU? If I can survive w/o the case fans for a bit I can newegg a better PSU and still use the PC until then right? Can someone recommend a new PSU for around $50, I believe my board requires 450 plus watts(as stated in another thread)

Is my PSU the true souce of my problems?
    
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