I've heard that software PSU voltages are sometimes unreliable...so I was wondering whether I should trust this PSU (a Huntkey 500W - I know it's bad),
given these voltages (using HWmonitor; I also used Everest for idle values, BIOS shows similar values):
Minimum\Maximum under load: 12V: 11.07-11.31V
This is currently powering my secondary PC: a Socket 754 Venice Athlon64, 2GB DDR, 7950GT AGP, 1SATA HDD (adding 1 IDE), 2x12cm Case fans.
I'm mainly concerned because I'm about to install a new 3850 AGP and I don't want it going up in smoke...
I was previously using it with a 4850 and Q6700 for about 4months and I think it was already showing lowish voltages....It's
just that they seemed to be a bit off what they should be (the other PSU I have has had all of them stable for about
Those numbers a reeaaaal low. A hi end PSU won't drop below 12 volts at full load and won't vary by more than a 1 % .....2 % is considered acceptable for demanding applications but Aunt Tillie could get by web browsing and doing e-mail with 5% ....that puts the min at about 11.5