Solved Power Supply Out of Spec Tags: Power Supplies CPUs Components Last response: August 23, 2010 5:53 PM in Components Share Slee_Stack August 20, 2010 6:58:21 PM CPU ID (or is it Z?) shows the -12v reading out of specification on my machine. It fluctuates, but is often as 'high' as -9.5v, sometimes -10.5v. Very rarely is it within 10% tolerance. The +12v reading is bang on, as are the other voltages. I've ordered another PSU to replace it. How critical is the -12v supply and am I in danger of damaging any components by continuing using this PS in the interim? More about : power supply spec delluser1 a c 242 ) Power supply a b à CPUs August 20, 2010 9:12:32 PM A little reading material http://www.motherboards.org/articles/guides/1487_6.html Best solution shovenose a b ) Power supply August 20, 2010 9:43:34 PM the -12v and -5v reading arent accurate using software because it cant read the -12v so it throws out some very random numbers. your psu is fine. Related resources Need help choosing Power supply with my spec - Forum Spec 'd out new $600 HTPC/mid-level gaming build. Thoughts? - Forum Power supply shorted out by fan connector, is it ok? - Forum GTX 660 ti power supply specs - Forum Need help picking out the best power supply . - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Slee_Stack August 20, 2010 10:56:31 PM Thanks for the info! I searched and read a bunch of stuff before asking here. I doubt I would have found any info on disregarding the -12v signal otherwise. Hopefully its not too late to cancel the extra PS I ordered. Slee_Stack August 23, 2010 5:53:35 PM Best answer selected by Slee_Stack. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumPC P&C/OCZ Silencer Power Supply Fan Change- out ForumWill a 800W Power Supply handle these specs? ForumMore than 1 type of ATX power supply pin out ? ForumPlease help me figure out if my power supply and MB are compatible ForumPower spec for the PCI-E 8 pin power plug Forum+12V out of spec New PSU ForumPower Supply going out and Disk Drive error ForumPower Supply Burned Out /Smoke ForumPSU Help Forum24 Pin Power Supply Cable to Motherboard ForumPower inserter ForumWill this power supply support a 5770 graphics card? ForumLaptop power cable causing weird noise through speakers ForumCan PSU have just a bad CPU power connector? Forum12 v dc power supply More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !