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Windows 7: Possible PSU problem?


06 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 
Possible PSU problem?

I have noticed that when i launch speedfan 4.47 my -12v line is -16.97?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
I am sure that is not good, so I am asking fore some advice? What can i do, or should i replace the PSU with a new one?

LC-Power LC6480S Scorpio-480W



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06 Nov 2012   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

I wouldn't assume Speedfan is correct.

I'd give it more creedence if I knew that Speedfan previously showed some other value closer to 12.

But I'd test by some other means regardless.
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06 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

well thats what i thought too... I'm currently browsing for some more reliable PSU checking program...
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06 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try some other softwares like (Open Hardware Monitor) and check if it will give the same readings as speedfan
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06 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 



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06 Nov 2012   #6

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

It doesn't show the -12v line, ore i don't know to use the program properly


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06 Nov 2012   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Don't worry about that. The -12V line was only used on very old motherboards with ISA expansion slots. Some PSUs don't even supply this voltage, and the pin on the 20/24 pin ATX main connector where this voltage would be found is often not wired to the PSU.
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06 Nov 2012   #8

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

I like speccy here is my print screen preview


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06 Nov 2012   #9

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks a lot guys for helping me out, I really appreciate it
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06 Nov 2012   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Your voltages look fine to me. As I stated above, the negative voltages (-12V and -5V) were only used with the old ISA expansion slots (some add-on cards required these voltages), and are not used in modern computers.
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