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March 18, 2010 9:05:27 PM

Core i5-750 @ 2.67Ghz
Asus P7P55D-E
Corsair HX-650

Not really overclocking, rather just undervolting.
But i got this strange +v5, always, with stock vcore or undervolted.
Ok so i have some strange values on the +v5 with asus Probe II.
I don't know if they're correct or not as asus Probe II shows different +v12 from HWMonitor.
What program can i use to check voltages?

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Asus Probe II:

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March 18, 2010 10:50:07 PM

5.16 is perfectly acceptable reading. Download HWMonitor from CPUID its always been accurate for me and i have compared voltages with a multimeter and it was always within .02 of what the multimeter was showing.

http://cpuid.com/hwmonitor.php
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March 18, 2010 11:08:14 PM

The ATX specifies a +/- 10% variation in the voltage, so a 5V is considered ok for the ranges of 4.5V up to 5.5V. So 5.16V is perfectly normal and no need to worry about it.
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March 19, 2010 12:13:20 AM

saaiello said:
5.16 is perfectly acceptable reading. Download HWMonitor from CPUID its always been accurate for me and i have compared voltages with a multimeter and it was always within .02 of what the multimeter was showing.

http://cpuid.com/hwmonitor.php


i do use it but it can't read the +v5
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March 19, 2010 1:01:23 AM

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March 19, 2010 8:07:06 PM

Sigh.

ATX specs say all outputs are +/- 5% except the -12 volt output which is +/- 10%
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March 19, 2010 9:37:09 PM

ok anyway i'm still ok, up to 5.25
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March 19, 2010 9:47:14 PM

Run OCCT and graph your voltages while under a torture test of you're concerned.

And while the ATX spec allows some pretty wide variations it must be remembered that wavering voltages makes for difficult OC'ing
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March 20, 2010 11:05:40 AM

but if they don't waver around i'm ok?
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March 20, 2010 11:17:57 AM

so i played around with occt: Linpack and the 5V went from 5.16v to 5.14v, 12V stayed at 12.04v and 3.3V stayed at 3.39v

is this ok?
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March 21, 2010 11:48:07 PM

Like i said before +/- 10% on each voltage is considered OK.

http://www.formfactors.org/developer%5Cspecs%5Catx2_2.p...

So for your 12V: 10.8V -> 13.2V
and 3.3V: 2.97V -> 3.63V

So the values are fine. The better the PSU quality, the less deviation you will have from those numbers and in general the less change during load-idle the better.
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March 24, 2010 1:34:04 AM

Like I said above, "ATX specs say all outputs are +/- 5% except the -12 volt output which is +/- 10%"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATX#Power_supply

A good PSU with undervolt protection (Corsair, for instance) will not let you boot with 11.0 volts on the 12 volt rail. And if the 12 volt output drops to 11.0 volts, it will shut down.
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March 24, 2010 2:33:09 AM

jsc said:
Like I said above, "ATX specs say all outputs are +/- 5% except the -12 volt output which is +/- 10%"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATX#Power_supply

A good PSU with undervolt protection (Corsair, for instance) will not let you boot with 11.0 volts on the 12 volt rail. And if the 12 volt output drops to 11.0 volts, it will shut down.


You are right, i mixed the -5 and -12v into the ATX2.02. We have newer PSUs now. I just wanted to cool the guy down showing him that his values are quite normal and no need to worry.
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March 26, 2010 12:05:49 AM

ok thx for all the anwsers, i went for the corsair on this system as i wanted something stable and with very small variations.
I was just checking to see if my corsair wasn't faulty or anything.

thx guys.
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March 26, 2010 12:19:06 AM

No problem sanchaz, enjoy your system.
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