Originally Posted by fateswarm
Should we be monitoring voltage with a multimeter if possible in case there is voltage regulation degradation over the months/years? Is voltage regulation degradation a common phenomenon? It came to mind when I noticed people usually blade degradation only to chips.
No.... lol VRms don't degrade, only thing that might would be the capacitors, but the 10K ones used on these boards from GBT are top notch and you wont notice degradation even over like 5-10+ years of use, even if you do the voltage and current will remain the same since there is an active feedback loop for voltage, current, and temperature that is always maintained at needed values regardless of the state of the components in the VRM. If a VRm gets to the point it cannot do what it needs to do, it will fail entirely, like blow a MOSFET or capacitor. Degradation only is due to chips, but also sometimes the CMOS more importantly ME can corrupt and need to be re-flashed.