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Having a problem is it my psu?

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December 17, 2010 11:55:14 AM

i built this computer myself.
the powersupply was a friends. and they said it was dead..
i like to repair electronics so i took it and replaced the bad capaciators inside it. and have been useing it sence..
this is a 500w psu.

the 12v rail is actually running at 12.75v and sometimes jumps up to 12.82. and that is as high as i have seen it..
im not sure if this is ok or not..
when i test the psu out of the computer case it reads closer to 12.4v

my 5v rail is at 5.19-5.22v
my 3v rail is at 3.43v

now my computer doesent run hot. and it seems pretty stable when i am playing a game..
i play painkiller and age3 for hours on end and dont have any problems...

but if i am useing internet explorer sometimes my computer freezes..
this also happens when i am playing starcraft online..
when playing farcry2 sometimes it will freeze for about 40seconds than i will suddenly be back at the desktop.

i am running win7 64.
my motherboard is a Asus M2N Sli Deluxe
AMD64 X2 5000+ @2.6Ghz
4x 1Gb DDR2-800
nvidia 9600gt
running 4 hardisks.

are these PSU voltages too much?

is this PSU dangerious for my hardware?

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December 17, 2010 12:35:29 PM

Sounds like an internet connection problem if it freezes while online.

What is the make and model of the psu you are using?

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December 17, 2010 12:43:01 PM

a power supply may not cause system freezes - it will cause reboots, or shut down in case of detected over voltages.

On this URL, way down on the page you will see a table that gives minimum and maximum tolerance values for the voltages. Your voltages seem fine as long as they are staying within the range and not overheating.
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December 17, 2010 1:42:31 PM

my powersupply is Aspire brand model ATX-AS500W

also i think i should mention that it very very rarely freezes while simply useing internet explorer
it typically does it more often in certain games.
like starcraft, ut2007,
December 20, 2010 7:53:41 PM

From a store, you can always buy a new power supply, test it, if it solves the problem, you know what to do. If it does not, you know what to do.
December 21, 2010 2:49:33 AM

Best answer selected by aidynphoenix.