So running Cupid monitor below you can see the voltages are lower then expected on things like the 12v or 5v.. one thing that concerns me also is the -5v is -8 higher then expected... I'm not very technical when ti comes to PSU and voltage levels.. these have remained consistent after multiple restarts. So is my PSU bad and should I replace it?
I just had to replace my motherboard and my PSU (OCZ Fatality 700w) is about 3yrs old.
When I checked it in Gigabyte's UFI Bios it shows:
12v = 12.029v 5v = 5.135v
So should I trust Cupid or the Bios?
I have the following: Phenom II 945 Deneb SSD HHD 6x USB's GTX 560 TI
I also have a CX500w Corasir PSU 80Plus Bronze new in the box. Thing is I can return it for a refund if my current PSU is ok.. if not i can open it and use it.
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HWmonitor is not always accurate. Take the reading s with a grain of salt. If the power supply can't supply 12V on the 12V rails the pc wouldn't boot up.
-5V is no longer used in modern PCs or PSUs, and thus is basically worthless.
The calibration of motherboard voltage sensors is notoriously worthless.
I suggest you get a multimeter and actually check them, though I expect they are fine.