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HW monitor and speed fan report 1.7v on my +12v
when I run Intel burn test they both jump up to 14.3
Is my power supply bad? Brand new Antec 850
Is my mobo bad? Brand new gigabyte P55-USB3
Or is my chip bad? Brand new i5-760
 

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software doesn't read the 12V correctly on my mobo too, though everest might have been an exception iirc. But does so in bios.
 
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The bios says 12.6v, I just checked a moles connector with a volt meter and it said 12v, so why is the software giving me these readings?
 

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software doesn't read the 12V correctly on my mobo too, though everest might have been an exception iirc. But does so in bios.

This. If your 12v line was really at 1.7v, I think it is safe to say your computer wouldn't be able to boot. I don't know the specifics, but I'm sure the issue is a crappy sensor.
 

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The bios says 12.6v, I just checked a moles connector with a volt meter and it said 12v, so why is the software giving me these readings?

Because the software sucks, it's that simple

Don't rely on it.
 

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This. If your 12v line was really at 1.7v, I think it is safe to say your computer wouldn't be able to boot.

it wouldnt even be able to boot up a iphone if it was 1.7V


Use a simple volt meter for more accurate results. Be careful though, volt meters arent exactly hard to use, but arent idiot proof either. Use with caution if you never used one before
 

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Thanks for the super quick responses!!! You dont think ita a mobo prob then?
Rep to all who answered! Maybe someday when I grow up I can get a rep!..LOL
 

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Software readings are notoriously inaccurate.reading is manually with a meter is the one sure way to check voltage
 
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