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    Voltages Abnormal??

    my -5.00v is lower than -5 it fluctuates at 2.3, sometimes at 4.7, 3.5. my -12v stays at 5. is that normal. My hardware monitor is alarming me also.

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    Re: Voltages Abnormal??

    Originally posted by SlicKsTufF2355
    my -5.00v is lower than -5 it fluctuates at 2.3, sometimes at 4.7, 3.5. my -12v stays at 5. is that normal. My hardware monitor is alarming me also.


    i'm no expert in PSU's (know a good bit but not this much) but i do believe the +v rails are the important ones.. someone help me out on this.. are the -v rails grounds or something? I think it's ok. I think the +v rails are the ones to keep in spec.

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    i dunno that much about psu's either but my - voltages remain rock steady



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    If your power supply cannot supply enough voltage, it will draw more current, causing temps to rise. Also, temp diodes and other motherboard stuff will act all funky if it's thirsty... Try unplugging all non-essential hardware (sound card, CD ROM, ect) and see what happens.

    + is the in, - is the ground.

    I find it funny that the chassis is reading higher than the CPU temp.

    Either the power supply is too little, or the board is fux0red.
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    Thanks for the post, but notice the -v rails are still way 'off' where they 'should' be.. so i think he's fine

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    Originally posted by MikeyMan
    If your power supply cannot supply enough voltage, it will draw more current, causing temps to rise. Also, temp diodes and other motherboard stuff will act all funky if it's thirsty... Try unplugging all non-essential hardware (sound card, CD ROM, ect) and see what happens.

    + is the in, - is the ground.

    I find it funny that the chassis is reading higher than the CPU temp.

    Either the power supply is too little, or the board is fux0red.

    naw the chassis and Cpu are mixed up. he CPU is the chassis look...



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    Originally posted by kieofwoo
    i dunno that much about psu's either but my - voltages remain rock steady



    0.49v on ur -5.00?? Thats a different reading, isnt it supposed to be negative?
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    Well i decided im getting a Antec 420 watt p/s. That should fix everything. (Hopefully)
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    I'd wait off on the new Power Supply since you actually have the program that was made for your motherboard. Does that seem to read stable?

    Up the VCore to 1.775 V. Your 5+ is a little low, acceptable, but low. For a 1ghz + Duron, the standard 1.6V is too low.
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