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A rail is a line that supplies the voltage to power devices. You have a +12V rail, a +5V rail and a +3.3V rail.

The specs on your PSU are:

+3.3v @ Input 28A
+5v @ Input 40A
+12v @ Input 18A

Are these correct? Open your case and look at the PSU's specs. Are they the same as this? Turn your computer off and remove the 4 screws that connect the PSU to th case. They are at the back of the case. Do not remove any cables. Just lift the PSU and test the weight. Then replace it and the screws.

I would watch these rails very carefully as the specs are not always what they seem with a value based PSU. They will easily either destabilize your overclock or even damage your system if taken past its ability.

A simple way to test the PSU is to lift it and test its weight. If it is very very light then you need to get a better one or do not overclock very deeply. This test is not enough to test how good a PSU is but it is a decent way to test whether it is bad. There are NO good very light PSU's.
Its certainly not light but i wouldnt say its very heavy either.. in the middle somewhere?? in Bios those volatges you listed are very close to the same. I dont remember exactly what they were but next time i turn my computer off I will double check thanks for the heads up. Im guessing i would need a new psu and mobo in order to maximize my oc?
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Im guessing i would need a new psu and mobo in order to maximize my oc?
It depends as I can not test your psu to guage rail stability. The ECS mainboards are notorious for poor thermal and voltage readings (so I would just to be safe) find a better psu that you know will be stable.

This is a very good power supply and one that I have used before. It holds very precise rails.

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...%20GROUP%20USA

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Originally posted by ropey
It depends. The ECS mainboards are notorious for poor thermal and voltage readings (so I would just to be safe) find a better psu that you know will be stable.

This is a very good power supply and one that I have used before. It holds very precise rails.

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...%20GROUP%20USA

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Well for now I will keep the psu and mobo untill next paycheck. Then hopefully have the money to get the asus mobo you recommended earlier and the powersupply. I will keep you posted as im interested to see just how high this thing can go
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