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PSU rail readings very low.

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I just checked CPUID HW Monitor to see that the voltages are ridiculously low, especially on the 12V rail, hitting under 4V.

My question is, is this within the specs/barely cutting it/too low? And how much longer do you think this PSU will be able to run my rig (few months or less)? So far it has only crashed once (which was months ago) and is running a little slower than usual (only when running Steam, which I think is normal).
    
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Your computer wont even run if it was that low. I get the same readings
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Software voltage monitoring is worthless.
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So should I be worried about this? Is it due to power saving features kicking in, or is the PSU struggling to cope with the load or something?
    
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post #5 of 7
It's not that you should be worried or not worried about it. You simply cannot trust HWmonitor or any other piece of software to monitor your voltages. Whatever it tells you is meaningless. If you want to check what your voltages are, you need to buy a digital multimeter and connect it to your PSU. Your system would simply not run at all with those voltages.
Edited by Shub - 2/3/11 at 1:31pm
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It's because software monitoring is utterly useless when it comes to voltages, the chance of anything being wrong with your PSU and the computer running enough to show the monitoring software is close to zero.
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Ok thanks all.
    
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