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BlackOmega, have you tried swapping out the power supply for known working one to see if that provides any positive results? Did you ever get around to checking the rails on this Antec unit (idle and load)? Is this a TruePower? I know a lot of Antec power supplies were shipped with faulty capacitors a few years back.

Good luck
I never actually manually tested it with a voltmeter, (I know what you guys are going to say ), but according to the software monitors, all were relatively within spec. The only one that was showing low was the +12v @ 100% load on the Antec, it was showing 11.68v.

And this is a SmartPower 2.0 500w. I glanced over some of the reviews and it seems like a lot of people had failures with this PSU. But they were bought a lot later than mine. I got mine ~12/05.
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BlackOmega, please measure the voltage with a multimeter. In this case software may not be as reliable
But my software says my 12v is at 10.23? That's completely reliable... >.>

Yeah, I would replace the battery first, since its easy.

If that doesn't change anything, then try the PSU.
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BlackOmega, please measure the voltage with a multimeter. In this case software may not be as reliable
Hey do you have that link to the how to guide. I had it bookmarked but after re-install all the bookmarks went away.
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And this is a SmartPower 2.0 500w. I glanced over some of the reviews and it seems like a lot of people had failures with this PSU. But they were bought a lot later than mine. I got mine ~12/05.
BlackOmega, here's a thread from AnandTech with some negative comments about the SmartPower line: http://forums.anandtech.com/messagev...readid=2237346. I'm starting to wonder if it's your power supply now. Maybe it was the SmartPower power supplies I was thinking of. I mean literally customers would receive the new units, plug them in and boom.

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Hey do you have that link to the how to guide. I had it bookmarked but after re-install all the bookmarks went away.
Here's the guide that I always suggest. I even follow this one from time to time: http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/guide...ing-guide.html.

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But my software says my 12v is at 10.23? That's completely reliable... >.>
Tator, didn't we already joke about this before haha
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BlackOmega, here's a thread from AnandTech with some negative comments about the SmartPower line: http://forums.anandtech.com/messagev...readid=2237346. I'm starting to wonder if it's your power supply now. Maybe it was the SmartPower power supplies I was thinking of. I mean literally customers would receive the new units, plug them in and boom.
Here's the guide that I always suggest. I even follow this one from time to time: http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/guide...ing-guide.html.
Thanks thinker .
I guess I must've been a little unclear, the PSU that's in it now is the PCP&C 610w. I only mentioned the 500 Antec as it powered that particular board last. I had no power issues with the Antec and this board. It powered up and ran just fine all the time.
Although lots of people seemed to have problems with it, other than the squealing which goes away once a +12v load is applied, I have no issues with it.
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Tator, didn't we already joke about this before haha
Are you implying that I was poking a dead horse?
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Thanks thinker .
I guess I must've been a little unclear, the PSU that's in it now is the PCP&C 610w. I only mentioned the 500 Antec as it powered that particular board last. I had no power issues with the Antec and this board. It powered up and ran just fine all the time.
Although lots of people seemed to have problems with it, other than the squealing which goes away once a +12v load is applied, I have no issues with it.
BlackOmega, ahhh ok sorry for the misunderstanding. Still though it wouldn't hurt to test the rails on the PCP&C and to perhaps even swap the unit out for testing purposes.

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Are you implying that I was poking a dead horse?
Tator, gotcha you're being sarcastic...

I'm just trying to help BO out with his situation. I'm hoping my suggestions point him into the right direction.
Edited by thlnk3r - 5/18/09 at 9:15pm
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Ok so I tested the +12v, 3.3, 5.0 voltages. I don't have time at the moment to find all the voltage test points on the board.
At any rate here are my results:
  • Idle...... Load...... SmartGuardian
  1. +12v: 12.06v / 12.07v / 11.71v
  2. +5.0v: 5.02v / 5.02v / 4.91v
  3. +3.3v: 3.37v / 3.37v / 3.24v
So it appears to be that of voltages I tested, software monitoring is relatively off and it appears to be a rock solid PSU.
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Ok so I tested the +12v, 3.3, 5.0 voltages. I don't have time at the moment to find all the voltage test points on the board.
At any rate here are my results:
  • Idle...... Load...... SmartGuardian
  1. +12v: 12.06v / 12.07v / 11.71v
  2. +5.0v: 5.02v / 5.02v / 4.91v
  3. +3.3v: 3.37v / 3.37v / 3.24v
So it appears to be that of voltages I tested, software monitoring is relatively off and it appears to be a rock solid PSU.
BlackOmega, right on buddy. That's definitely good news. For testing purposes try also swapping that unit out for another one to see if that does anything. Have you tried booting up the board outside of the case?

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