Originally Posted by shinji2k
BIOS = software. You say different software can report different voltages, can you prove this? Can you show repeatably that Windows based voltages are less accurate then the BIOS software and that BIOS values more accurately represent the actual voltage of the PSU as verified by a multimeter, recorded at the exact same millisecond? Voltages are never in steady state because of the way switching power supplies operate. On top of that, voltages fluctuate depending on load and temperature. So if you can prove to me that software (BIOS vs. Windows) can have different readings at the exact same point in time, I'm all ears (and eyes).
In the past I've seen software like Speedfan report PSU voltages that, if true, the computer wouldn't even BE RUNNING. Yet at the same time, the BIOS is reading voltages that reflect an actual ability for the computer to be on and functioning.
Is it possible that some software has the inability to read a sensor incorrectly? Of course it's possible
. The coding of the software isn't infallible, and varies from program to program. Software can
be programmed poorly. That would be human error. Which is known to occur.
You seem to be speaking in absolutes, which is highly illogical.
Is it possible the BIOS is reading the voltage correctly (or at least "more accurately"), yet a program in Windows isn't? Of course the possibility exists.Edited by Choggs396 - 5/24/08 at 9:22pm