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Windows 7: Any HW voltage experts here?

06 Oct 2009   #11
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have come to believe the ITE sensor chip is bad on my new motherboard. The BIOS shows good voltage and it works fine. Now I have to decide whether or not to send it back because of this. I hate to send it back but I would like the board to function right.

Would this be a reason to take your computer apart and send the board back? I don't know. It overclocks and runs fine......


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06 Oct 2009   #12
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
I have come to believe the ITE sensor chip is bad on my new motherboard. The BIOS shows good voltage and it works fine. Now I have to decide whether or not to send it back because of this. I hate to send it back but I would like the board to function right.

Would this be a reason to take your computer apart and send the board back? I don't know. It overclocks and runs fine......
It's up to you, anyways... why it is so important to you? I mean every single Hi-end PSU has built-in all voltage control management system, if smth is not correct with voltage then PSU stop working. You don't have to control it by self all the time.
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06 Oct 2009   #13
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
I have come to believe the ITE sensor chip is bad on my new motherboard. The BIOS shows good voltage and it works fine. Now I have to decide whether or not to send it back because of this. I hate to send it back but I would like the board to function right.

Would this be a reason to take your computer apart and send the board back? I don't know. It overclocks and runs fine......
It's up to you, anyways... why it is so important to you? I mean every single Hi-end PSU has built-in all voltage control management system, if smth is not correct with voltage then PSU stop working. You don't have to control it by self all the time.
I just like perfection. I will probably just deal with it. I hope no other problems will come up.
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06 Oct 2009   #14
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Creer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
I have come to believe the ITE sensor chip is bad on my new motherboard. The BIOS shows good voltage and it works fine. Now I have to decide whether or not to send it back because of this. I hate to send it back but I would like the board to function right.

Would this be a reason to take your computer apart and send the board back? I don't know. It overclocks and runs fine......
It's up to you, anyways... why it is so important to you? I mean every single Hi-end PSU has built-in all voltage control management system, if smth is not correct with voltage then PSU stop working. You don't have to control it by self all the time.
I just like perfection. I will probably just deal with it. I hope no other problems will come up.
As I said before, test it by self. No one here can tell you that everything is 100% OK we can guess it is not the same. Keep in your mind that even hi-end products can be not perfect because eg. one item from x thousand is damaged. So if you have still warranty on that, better will be test your PSU by multimeter - 1 minute and you will know if everything is OK or not.
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06 Oct 2009   #15
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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It's up to you, anyways... why it is so important to you? I mean every single Hi-end PSU has built-in all voltage control management system, if smth is not correct with voltage then PSU stop working. You don't have to control it by self all the time.
I just like perfection. I will probably just deal with it. I hope no other problems will come up.
As I said before, test it by self. No one here can tell you that everything is 100% OK we can guess it is not the same. Keep in your mind that even hi-end products can be not perfect because eg. one item from x thousand is damaged. So if you have still warranty on that, better will be test your PSU by multimeter - 1 minute and you will know if everything is OK or not.
FYI - I took the motherboard out, put my EP45-UD3P into the system and replaced (of course) the CPU, and memory with the correct ones. The PSU is fine and the voltages are showing fine on the P45 board. The ITE chip or something else was bad on the P55 board. I sent it back for a replacement. I will be happy with a new one. That way I will not have to guess the voltages or go to the BIOS if I need to know them.

Thanks for all the suggestions. I will wait a week for my new board. I have a nice P45 board here with a Q8200 and 8GB of RAM. I'll be fine. haha
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15 Oct 2009   #16
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I thought I would give an update. If anyone is getting a P55 Gigabyte board, keep in mind you will get odd voltage readings from HWMonitor. I have done 3 now. 2 P55-UD4P and 1 P55-UD3R and none have worked correctly with HWMonitor. Here's an example next to Gigabyte's own monitor. My PSU is VERY high quality and the other 2 were just as good. It's almost like it's showing the +12 in the -12 row. On other boards it shows all kinds of odd stuff (-5 and -3) and it's unpredictable. I have seen all kinds of weird stuff.

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