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post #1 of 11
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Ive got an Akasa Paxpower 400 watt psu with 12v rails at 14A and 15A...ran occt overnight and saw my 12v and to me it looks kinda low...IS it a bit too low or is it ok...heres the graph over a running period of 16hrs at stock...no oc
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post #2 of 11
11.7 is pretty low, anything thats under 11.7 or higher than 12.4 is bad. Since I have never heard of Akasa PSU, you really need to upgrade your PSU to a more reputable brand like Xclio, OCZ, Silverstone, Antec, etc.

Hope I help ya.
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by JTD92 View Post
...Since I have never heard of Akasa PSU, you really need to upgrade your PSU to a more reputable brand ...
Because no new brand ever showed up in the PC market making quality gear.[/sarcasm]
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post #4 of 11
Ya, I think it's best if you get a new PSU. I've learned not to cheap out on PSUs or you'll just have to pay later on.
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post #5 of 11
.4v down... not good at all. You are on the edge of the 'acceptable voltage input' for your computer. Most 12v electronics, can operate as low as 10.8v but with severely diminished performance. Try switching some of the plugs around, maybe you are pulling too much 12v from one rail.
post #6 of 11
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.4v down... not good at all. You are on the edge of the 'acceptable voltage input' for your computer. Most 12v electronics, can operate as low as 10.8v but with severely diminished performance. Try switching some of the plugs around, maybe you are pulling too much 12v from one rail.
Hmm now ive not thought of that actually, ive got all the 4 power connectors plugged in on my ultra-d and its not a bad psu i think...its this one. http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...123&subcat=239
Dam a decent psu is atleast £60...now its either that or a dual core.
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post #7 of 11
Youll probably need a bigger psu for the dual core anyway....so plan on upgrading both. Im running my D on a psu with 14A and 15A rails also and i dont think its enough.
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post #8 of 11
Yeah, don't take my messing with the one guy's crappy logic to mean I approve of your PSU... 0.4v down is not a good thing.
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post #9 of 11
well, then... according to SpeedFan, my +12V is at 6.86 lol i hope it's wrong
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My speedfan shows between 12.09 and 12.10 with proc at 100%(folding smp).
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