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Ok.. My 3.3V rails at are 3.06 in Speedfan and Everest, and 3.056 in Asus PC Probe. Yeah.. Thats really really bad isnt it? Well that would explain why I was getting random crashes whenever I would minimize CS and try to maximize it again..
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post #2 of 17
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Ok.. F***.. It just dipped down to 2.96V and now occasionally fluctuates from 3.056 to 3.024.. Yeah I have a feeling this things gonna die.. Really soon.
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post #3 of 17
is it a cheapy? anyways better round up some cash to go grab another (good) PSU
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What brand PSU is it? I havent heard too many good things about Ultra and Thermaltake
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post #5 of 17
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its like.. Magna or something.... Yeah.. I dont have a job.. Which = no money. ... dangit.
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post #6 of 17
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Yeah... I turned everything to stock.. And all it did was make my comp slower.
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post #7 of 17
Fetch quick $54.00 and get this Aspire. Yeah, it's not the best, but it's providing me some good voltage right now. 3.3V @ 3.26~.28

Not too shabby for a cheapo.

I'd suggest that you get it before something bad happens when your current PSU dies.
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post #8 of 17
Uh, yes, your graphics card is controled by your 3.3v rail, so is your memory controller. A good test, as you did, would be to minimize a big game (such as CS:S) and see if you can re-enter the game. Basically, the card will suck the juice out of the PSU, and if the PSU can't handle it, well, it will minimize again. The best way to measure your 3.3v rail is to use a multimeter, much more acurate than any type of software, plus they are ~10 bux at a local hardware store.
    
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post #9 of 17
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Well thats the thing.. I have NO money. None, nothing. Not even $5. Im thinking its been going on for quiite awhile now though and it appears to be ok.. But still.
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post #10 of 17
what's the amperage rating on that rail? Your just scaring me to death by watching. If it does for whatever reason take a crap, well, you will be up shi.t creek
    
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