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PSU 11.38V on 12V Rail causing freezes?

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June 12, 2014 10:02:52 PM

Hi i recently built a new pc and now every time i try to play a game or run furmark my pc would freeze or operating system would close it self after 5-10min. I checked the tempertures and they are all fine so i used GPUZ to check my voltage. i discovered my voltage for the 12v rail is only 11.5 during idle and 11.38 when under load. Is this too low and causing the problems while gaming?

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June 12, 2014 10:10:39 PM

The general acceptability limit of +- 5% of the reported voltage is the norm. I think that is probably too wide. But the 11.38V is even outside of the 5% limit. The 5% limits of the 12V rail is 11.4 to 12.6 V. Yes, it is too low.
June 12, 2014 10:15:38 PM

Thank ill go return the PSU and hopefully grab a seasonic with a higher wattage as well ^.^
a b ) Power supply
June 12, 2014 10:21:33 PM

The ATX spec. is +/- 10%. So 10.8v on the 12v rail would be the lowest and still be considered in spec. However most quality PSU will be at +/-1% or less. You seem to be at about minus 4%-5%. Seems low to me. CPUID has a hardware monitor software download that will also give you the 3.3 and 5 volt readings. Check those also.