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Power Supply Noob Question.

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August 28, 2008 11:23:03 PM

So I just upgraded my power supply and looked in speedfan. My 5V line is running at 5.08v and my 12v is running at 12.05 is this harmful?
a c 139 ) Power supply
August 28, 2008 11:45:34 PM

No problem - the ATX 2.2 standard has a plus or minus 5% to stay in spec
August 29, 2008 12:12:26 AM

The thing that simply amazes me, is how much faster my computer is. Literally i moved from a generic 300w factory installed, to a antec earthwatts 500w and it is literally more responsive and faster! AMAZING!
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a c 139 ) Power supply
August 29, 2008 12:21:30 AM

Interesting. Just imagine how much faster it would be with a Corsair 750W PSU?

Seriously though - thats very unusual. Any benchmarks (measurements) to say how much faster it is?
How old was the 300w PSU and what did you have it (trying) to power? Had you added a bunch of new stuff over the years?
August 29, 2008 12:27:27 AM

uhm, well i am a warehouse manager at a computer refurb company, so no telling how old either this or the old power supply was

I am powering though a IDE dvd burner, nvidia 6600, amd athlon 64 x2 4600, a sata hard drive, three fans, and six usb devices one of which has its own wall power, and a front bay media card.

August 29, 2008 12:28:48 AM

Oh also 3 gigs DDR2 4200, I do not have any benchmarks, perhaps its just a placebo effect, Also if this means anything my processor is now idling about 3*C warmer, and it is actually cooler here today than it has been in a while.
August 29, 2008 12:49:50 AM

actually i forgot I do have benchmarks to back this up. I had forgotten I saved my system benchmarks in performance test. I hope this links correctly.

August 29, 2008 12:54:02 AM

how does a pc get faster with more watts?
usually if it doesnt get enough power it runs unstable.