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Originally Posted by justarealguy View Post
Since when is 1% the number? It's always been within 5% of the spec, which it is. There's no need to RMA it.
But quality units are generally expected to stick a bit closer to spec, with 3% being considered the minimum for an enthusiast unit.
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
But quality units are generally expected to stick a bit closer to spec, with 3% being considered the minimum for an enthusiast unit.
That was exactly my thinking. But I suppose I'm being too picky, and will just assume that everything is fine.
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Sounds perfectly fine to me. You should keep in mind, you're measuring the voltage right off the PSU itself. I am only assuming here, but I'd GUESS and say that you get a slightly higher voltage right off the PSU plugs due to resistance in the motherboard and components. I'm guessing Seasonic takes that into effect, and lets the unit put out slightly above spec, so that way when there's a load, it is much much closer.

My Antec reads at 12.35v idle, 12.25v load on my 12v. Software, it shows 12.0v idle, 11.9v load. So this is only assuming my sensors are accurate (which they usually aren't), that would mean that my motherboard's resistance is dropping the voltage down roughly 0.3v. Which could happen.
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