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Tip: Ignore software voltage readings.

post #1 of 14
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just a quick one, buy just tested my +12v rails after thinking i had a dodgy PSU.
turns out that they're actually pumping out 12.18v! on sandra and others the sensors read 11.73v.

12.18-11.73=0.45v difference!

The moral of the story is, dont base spending decisions on software assumptions!
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post #2 of 14
Haha...I have only been preaching this for 3 years now! Never trust your software voltage measuring outputs.
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post #3 of 14
Duh
post #4 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by ratty2k4 View Post

The moral of the story is, dont base spending decisions on software assumptions!
QFT!


I was a little disappointed my Silencer was at 12.17v, I wanted it to be 12.00 just for that nice feeling, but I need to remember that thats using software to check the voltage.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by noobdown View Post
Duh
Thanks, you're a real credit to the community.
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post #6 of 14
I will only truest them after I have compared the reading to actually measuring with my multimeter. If they agree then your good or if they fluctuate the same then you have a good idea of its trend as long as you realize its reading a smaller/higher value
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post #7 of 14
Sticky! or at least add to another sticky!
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post #8 of 14
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I s'pose it makes you wonder how the voltage sensors work, or not, as the case may be
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by ratty2k4 View Post
Thanks, you're a real credit to the community.
haha.
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post #10 of 14
just like burn said never trust software measurement meters DUHH is that better?
ps any1 with a brain knows this
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