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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by crazyeyesreaper, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. crazyeyesreaper

    crazyeyesreaper Chief Broken Rig

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    hmm nothing new to report. guess ill have to actually use my PS3... thats a scary thought first time it will be fired up in 7months lets hope that dosent shit out on me to lol
     
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    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

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    The -13v is ALMOST out of spec (-13.2v max) . Definitely psu.
     
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    For the ATX2.2 spec the -12V tolerance is 10% (±1.2V) or 10.8V-13.2V. (source)

    The -12V carries pretty low current and it's often subject to serious fluctuations (IIRC). My -12V is currently reading -8.51V in CPUID HW Monitor :roll:. The -12V carries a low enough current that you might not even get an accurate reading using a standard digital multimeter.

    It's never a bad idea to put the +12V and +5V on a multimeter to verify the software/BIOS readings. Unfortunately that won't detect ripple, but I'm betting you don't have an oscilloscope anyhow.

    If the PSU is out of warranty I'd open it up. There's usually only 4 screws to open a PSU and if you peek around inside you might find a leaky capacitor or some charred area on the PCB, but probably not.
     
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    crazyeyesreaper Chief Broken Rig

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    still under warranty but theres a serious chance its not the PSU causing the problem, so really just need a 750w unit with 2 6pins and 2 8pins to test for a day.
     
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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    Ray! you ppl in the USA have bad power Period!!! You need to get a suppressor like what Erocker and I use. Spend a few bucks and grab a UPS power back up *AKA* Surge suppressor...

    It Keeps the line voltage at a constant no matter whats coming into your home from the line, and will give you better stable system clocks.

    Think about it! It's worth every penny plus+++
    :slap:

    If I had a spare Id gladly lend it to you bro...

    Guys, this guy is for real ppl ... Help a bro out plz :p
     
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    Well, send me your address and I'll help ya out. :)
     

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