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I think my power supply might be causing some instability problems, so I'm going to get a digital multimeter to check. I have a few questions though.


1. If the PSU is the culprit, will the multimeter definitely reflect that? Or is it possible that the PSU is causing me problems even if the rails seem rock solid?


2. How exactly to I set it up?

3. I seem to be 8+ hours prime stable, but I've started crashing more frequently in games and getting errors in folding. I can't think of anything it could be besides my less than reputable power supply. Am I correct?
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Check those links on how to set it up.
http://www.worldwide-training.com/ar.../article23.htm
http://techrepublic.com.com/5100-103...g=feed&subj=tr#
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Originally Posted by amped
I think my power supply might be causing some instability problems, so I'm going to get a digital multimeter to check. I have a few questions though.


1. If the PSU is the culprit, will the multimeter definitely reflect that? Or is it possible that the PSU is causing me problems even if the rails seem rock solid?


2. How exactly to I set it up?

3. I seem to be 8+ hours prime stable, but I've started crashing more frequently in games and getting errors in folding. I can't think of anything it could be besides my less than reputable power supply. Am I correct?
If it is the culprit check it while folding or playing a game. If you have low rails it could be the casue for instability.
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So, basically:

To test the 12v rail, connect the black to black, and red to yellow.

For the 5v, black to black, red to red.


Is there a way to rest the voltage going to my CPU? The BIOS and CPU-Z both read my CPU voltage as a lot lower than what I have it set to, but I want to check if that's true, or the sensor is just off.
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