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Now, I am already planning on getting one soon, but my need might be greater than I had previously thought. My VCore is varying pretty wildly from 1.17-1.296. Is that a sign my PSU is shot?
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post #2 of 11
No. From my experience, that amount if fluctuation is normal.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jstupiansky View Post
No. From my experience, that amount if fluctuation is normal.
Thanks, +rep
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post #4 of 11
1.17 - 1.29? that's over a 10% fluctuation!

Is it fluctuating that much from no load -> load? Because if there's no load, then vcore should be constant, even with load I don't think there should be that big of a difference. When i checked my vcore in my bios, it was steady.
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Is there a good utility program to track voltages? I get differing results - CPU-z shows the large variance (Which is +-5% btw) and speedfan which shows very small variance.

Which is more reliable, and is there one out there better suited to tracking these data?
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post #6 of 11
Smart Guardian, Everest Home Edition, SpeedFan. How many amp do you have on that 12V line?
post #7 of 11
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18, if memory serves...give me a minute before I jostle the box and make sure. (Burning a disc)

Wow...first disc burn with the c2d.
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post #8 of 11
Well eys you may need a new PSU......the sooner the better.


But there is nothing wrong with that fluctuation.
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post #9 of 11
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18 was the old psu... this one has 20 on 12v1 and 22 on 12v2.
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by mariogreymist View Post
18 was the old psu... this one has 20 on 12v1 and 22 on 12v2.
Well then that PSU should be fine

But i would get a better brand for the security. However, the PSU should handle your system with ease.
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