PSU/HDD Replaced...

Hi everyone,

I recently posted about a PSU Overload and how it wiped my HDD. The community instructed me to replace my PSU, due to the readings from HW-Monitor being inconsistent (SS coming shortly...just installed HDD - updating windows.) Now, the +12V reading on HWMonitor are reading 5.65. I hear this is extremely low, and it should not be at this value, and I have my new PSU installed. This reading was also there before my PSU was installed. Is something wrong with my PC?

Specs;

-E6600 Core 2 Duo Intel 2.4ghz
-3 GB RAM
-Seagate Barracuda 7200 500GB HDD
-Corsair 650W Active PFC PSU (supports dual gpu's)
-NVIDIA Geforce 8800GTS 320MB

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  1. that reading cannot be right. the pc wouldnt function. i think its fine, because you would notice if it really only was 5 volts! (aka FAIL)
  2. You're right. I just downloaded Everest, it's reading 11.98 ~ 12.04. HW-Monitor is terrible at reading these. I bought a PSU based off of those values before.
  3. ok then... plz select best answe if i helped u. thanks!!!
    i personally dont like cpuid hw-monitor either...
  4. khubani said:
    You're right. I just downloaded Everest, it's reading 11.98 ~ 12.04. HW-Monitor is terrible at reading these. I bought a PSU based off of those values before.


    Everest doesn't work sometimes as well, from experience, the software monitors are never that accurate, get a good digital multimeter and test it with that
  5. My PSU is working alright. I checked the BIOs, reporting good voltages.
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