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Old August 29, 2007, 10:21 AM
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Check the voltages at the connectors with a DMM when your computer is under load. See what you come up with.
I could do this but I would have to make up some junction connectors so I could tap into with my DMM. I did notice an increase in the voltages from the readings in the bios but not much. I never wrote them down and it was only 0.1 or 0.2 on the 12V.
So i'm guessing that recording the voltages with a program like asus probe wouldn't work? If so please post some software I could use to test my PC with. I'm a big noobe and I only overclocked the CPU because it was a setting in my bios to overclock by 10%. Also does a CPU start to run hotter over time(6 months)?
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Old August 29, 2007, 10:38 AM
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You don't need junction connectors. Just use the proble on your DMM by inserting it into the top of the CPU connector. There should be a small space between the wire and the plastic of the connector. Push it in about 2mm and it will be able to take proper +12V readings.
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Old August 29, 2007, 11:12 AM
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You don't need junction connectors. Just use the proble on your DMM by inserting it into the top of the CPU connector. There should be a small space between the wire and the plastic of the connector. Push it in about 2mm and it will be able to take proper +12V readings.
Oh I didn't even think of that! Great info and when I get a chance to do this I will. Any idea of some software to run while testing this. I'm not sure if BF2142 will put my system at 100% while it is idle when I do this.
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Old August 29, 2007, 11:36 AM
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You don't need junction connectors. Just use the proble on your DMM by inserting it into the top of the CPU connector. There should be a small space between the wire and the plastic of the connector. Push it in about 2mm and it will be able to take proper +12V readings.
Heh.....

Thanks for that "lightbulb" moment SKYMTL.

Why I didn't think of that earlier I don't know......
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Old August 29, 2007, 12:17 PM
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That is the way I have been taking all the PSU readings for the last two months in my reviews. It gives you a much more accurate reading than popping the probe onto a free Molex connector since it takes into account the potential voltage drop from the connector being in actual use.

Actually, I usually have 3-4 multimeters running depending on the amount of rails a PSU has. Usually one on the CPU connector and one on a PCI-E connector for dual rail PSUs. For PSUs with more than two rails, I try to keep one DMM attached to each rail.
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Old August 29, 2007, 04:25 PM
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Check the voltages at the connectors with a DMM when your computer is under load. See what you come up with.
I got 11.95 V
I don't know but that seems a bit under 12V.:help:
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Old August 30, 2007, 08:15 AM
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11.95V is very acceptable. Anything below 11.60 and you are approaching a reading that you should be getting worried with.
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11.95V is very acceptable. Anything below 11.60 and you are approaching a reading that you should be getting worried with.
Thanks for the reply and that is good to know. Thanks for your help!

I guess I will have to get a ner CPU cooler and see what I get when I overclock it back to 10%.
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