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ive tryed googling this but i cant figure out how to test a motherboard with a multimeter, can someone please explain this? i have a multimeter from radioshack, i need to know WHERE to stick the black and red ends on the board, how to test it, how to know which setting to set it to like ac or dv, thanks guys
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Item one: You set it to DC.
Item two: Black wire to black pin on a molex, red wire to the yellow or red to check 12v and 5v respectively.

Edit: Assuming that you have the black wire connected to the - terminal on your meter, not the +...
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You need to use DC to read DC voltage. As for the points of contact to use for measuring that depends on what you're trying to measure. Measuring power from the PSU, measuring power to what a component is getting on the board etc...
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