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Is it okay to run Memtest on new hardware with cheap PSU?

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So I was wondering if it would be okay to run Memtest to check for any errors using my old PSU (its a 421W no namer brand). All my new hardware seems to be running just fine but I just want to double check with my memory. TIA.
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It should be fine. I would bet that all that hardware uses 250w max.
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Okay I just got my HX620W psu but I think something might be wrong here.... I looked at HW Monitor and theres only 6.41v going into my +12V rail. I thought it was supposed to be 18A going into each 12V rail? I also noticed fluctuation in my vcore ranging from 1.296-1.304.

Also the fan is really, really quiet... The fan looks like its barely even spinning. My gpu and cpu can is louder than my psu fan...

I used a generic 420W psu that had 12a on +12v rails, could that have damaged my mobo or any other parts? I've only used that psu for about a month.


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the CPU voltage is normal, its Vdroop.

The other issue is that it most certainly does not display amperage, it is volts, note the "V".

You cannot rely on Software to tell you the voltage, you need to use a multimeter.
    
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