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I have an ASPIRE CONROC 500W PSU, but it's using an adapter to connect to my 24-pin MOBO. Anyway, Everest reads my voltage as:

+3.3v @ 3.33v
+5v @ 4.81v
+12v @ 11.26v

Is this bad? This is while on the net, talking to people, with a firewall running, fluctuating between 0-7% CPU usage. I'm worried, 'cause these seem a little low.
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post #2 of 8
by those numbers, yes they are really low. Go into your bios to check the voltages in there. It could be a simple bios update that could fix your situation.
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What if that doesn't do it?

I'm afraid to update my BIOS through the ASUS website, someone told me software BIOS flashing can cause the computer not to POST or something. Is this true, or should I just install it?
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I wouldn't do it if you are unsure about flashing. It could very well be a powersupply problem. See if you can test another powersupply in your system, or go to a store that has a return policy and buy a unit just to try.
Then after you test it, return it if you dont like it.
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What would the problem be if my voltage is running too low? It's been running fine so far, but I dunno if that'll become an issue during BF2 play (which I'm installing right now).

Is flashing difficult? I was told to go to the ASUS website, download the newest BIOS, and then use ASUS Updater or whatever. I was told it's very simple, but I'm afraid. Can it really screw my entire system?
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post #6 of 8
Dont trust software to check volts.
Get a multimeter and do it by hand.
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post #7 of 8
you are at the point where you have to troubleshoot or keep using what you have. You said you aren't having problems, so you might not need to change.
If you want to fix this "mysterious" situation, I suggest you start troubleshooting.
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post #8 of 8
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What do you mean by troubleshooting, exactly?

And...what can happen if my voltage is too low, exactly? Lots of crashes and stuff?

I got a blue screen of death, saying I may either had insufficient HDD space (HAHAHA, yeah right) or need to update my MOBO, blah blah blah. I restarted and went right back to doing my thing. I asked a friend who builds customs, and he said it's normal for a new rig to get a blue screen or two.
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