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Originally Posted by Waffles

on speed fan it says my +12v is at 11.49.
is this bad?

It seems a little low, is it stable at that number? Can you check it in your bios?
 

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Not very good, oviously you want it to be 12 volts, but nothing to get concerned about really. Run a load (Prime95) and see if it drops any further.
 

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Originally Posted by YiffyGriffy

Not very good, oviously you want it to be 12 volts, but nothing to get concerned about really. Run a load (Prime95) and see if it drops any further.

its fluctuating between 11.49 and 11.55
 

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That's ok, certianly a better PSU would help things, especially with overclocking, but nothing of major concern if you don't have any extra money I suppose.
 

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Originally Posted by Waffles

its fluctuating between 11.49 and 11.55

If it doesnt drop any lower under load, and doesnt fluctuate any more than that then you shouldnt worry about too much... But a new psu wouldnt hurt.
 

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Originally Posted by Evil XP2400

If it doesnt drop any lower under load, and doesnt fluctuate any more than that then you shouldnt worry about too much... But a new psu wouldnt hurt.

what!?!?! i just got this one and the guy at the store said it would be perfect for gaming and stuff and that its a great psu. and now ppl are saying a new one wouldnt hurt? damn
 

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what!?!?! i just got this one and the guy at the store said it would be perfect for gaming and stuff and that its a great psu. and now ppl are saying a new one wouldnt hurt? damn


That's fine for gaming, but as you overclocking you increase the power consumption of the processor and motherboard, and there's going to be a point where a sub-par PSU causes problems... happened to me.
 

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Originally Posted by YiffyGriffy

That's fine for gaming, but as you overclocking you increase the power consumption of the processor and motherboard, and there's going to be a point where a sub-par PSU causes problems... happened to me.

meaning dont overclock? right now im 38 idle and 53 load. prob a little high to worry about it anyway
 

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dont buy into what is reported from software in windows.
get the correct readings by connecting a volt meter to one of your free molex connectors and see what the actual reading is.

Ive had a digital volt meter connected all day to the PSU that is powering my CPU,mobo,GFX card, and h20 system. speedfan reads 12.10 volts w/ no fluctuation. my volt meter reads 12.03 volts with no cpu/GFX load, and 11.88-11.85 volts under as much cpu/GFX load as I could manage to give it.
 

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Originally Posted by shermstix

Those are a little low, but better to be low than high. I believe that 11v is the low threshold, but of course you want to be as close to 12v as possible. I wouldn't worry too much about it, unless you start getting random restarts and funky stuff going on.

ok cool. and to answer a previous question its an ultra 500w titanium psu. not the xconnect though my psu
 
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