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i just bought a pc power & cooling 750 watt power supply. so before i install a psu i always test it be for i install it. with my ultra psu tester its shows that the -5v is bad but every thing else is good. do i have a bad psu?
post #2 of 10
Don't quote me or even listen but I believe the -5v comes from under load.

Not sure of your tester but at this time I would say it's bad.. Others opinions to follow.
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-5V is no longer used. Don't worry about it.
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-5V is no longer used. Don't worry about it.
what really?
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what really?
Yup (this a picture of the Silencer's atx connector)

See the missing pin, that's where the -5V used to be. I forget when exactly it was dropped from spec but it's been many years.
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yup (this a picture of the silencer's atx connector)

see the missing pin, that's where the -5v used to be. I forget when exactly it was dropped from spec but it's been many years.
i think your right look at the volts no -5v? 1 rep thanks
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i think your right look at the volts no -5v?
It went the way of the dodo when ISA was phased out since that was the only thing that used it.
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shoot i ordered a new one from newegg thinking it dead
boy i feel like an idiot.
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shoot i ordered a new one from newegg thinking it dead
boy i feel like an idiot.
Heh, don't worry about it. It's nothing a few clicks to cancel can't fix
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canceled
im allways learning in here, what a great place oc.
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