I have an Asus A7N8X Deluxe motherboard and an Athlon XP 2600+ cpu. I installed the Asus Probe tool and it says my +12 is currently 13.056 but the status is OK. I do notice that sometime it goes over the threshold and it gives me a warning. Also sometimes my computers just reboots when I’m in the middle of a game or if I have a lot of apps opened. I do see fluctuations in the +12. Does this mean I need a better or bigger power supply?
My voltage monitor readings are:
+12V - 13.056 - fluctuates up and down
+5V – 4.838 – always stable
+3.3V – 3.334 – always stable
VCore – 1.696 – always stable
This is what I’m currently running:
Athlon XP 2600+, Asus A7N8X Deluxe MB, Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM w/8M Cache, Quantum 30GB 7200RPM, ATI RADEON 9000PRO 128MB DDR, Toshiba 16X DVD, LG 52X24X52 GCE-8520B, and two Vantec Stealth case fan. Would it be that I have two hard drives and my power supply isn't powerful enough? I have a 350 watt power supply.
I'll tell you, I have an Antec 300W PS running an overclocked AXP2500+, an ati all-in-wonder video card, 1cd rom, one dvd burner, 2 HD in RAID, 3 case fans and 2 USB receiver for my wireless joystick and ATI remote control...for me, 300w it is definitively not enough,though my system run stable when I dont push my CPU too far and 350w, if it is good quality PS should be enough for yours. But it as to be good quality PS. Which brand you have?
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Voltages between 11.8 and 13.8 volts shouldn't damage anything, but I'd say anything abover around 12.8 does nothing but add heat.
Your -5v line is a little low, I prefer a little high for stability, but as long as it's stable I wouldn't complain.
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I had a random reboot issue with my pc a while back, it turned out my Vcore was too low. I bumped it from 1.75 to 1.80, using an athlon xp 1700+. You may want to increase that voltage a notch and see if there is any added stability.