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How can i test if my psu if it's working as it should?
I think my Psu is letting me down,so i want to test the volts and everything.
Thank you in advance guys.
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post #2 of 4
SpeedFan and HWMonitor cone to mind. Bith will read PSU voltages in real time.

Of course a digital volt meter hooked to the 12v output on a spare molex (peripheral) connector would be best.

Either way, be sure to stress the computer while monitoring voltage(s).
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You can't rely on software to test a PSU. The cheapest way you can do it is using a digital multimeter.
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Originally Posted by Shub;11773865 
You can't rely on software to test a PSU. The cheapest way you can do it is using a digital multimeter.

THIS ^^^^

Get a cheap molex to fan adapter, and plug a multimeter into that. The advantage of using an adapter, is that you can cut the end off if you need to make your life easier when connecting the multimeter (tho it will then read a touch low on the voltages)
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