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+12 v problem

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May 20, 2012 9:24:02 PM

Hello,
i have an antec ea 500d psu.
it has max 44amps on +12v rail.
my rig is i3 540 @ 3.06 no OC
gpu gtx 560 ti no OC.
in HW monitor and intel desktop utilities it shows around +11.87v when idle.and while gaming(when gpu usage is around 90% and cpu usage is around 70%) it drops to around +11.55v.
so i wanna know is that normal.i mean why its dropping to around +11.55.???

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May 20, 2012 9:36:51 PM

It's a bit low, but it's within spec (a little lower than I like to see, but still technically ok) and software monitoring is a bit inaccurate anyway. As long as you're not having stability issues, I'd say your OK.
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May 20, 2012 11:09:29 PM

well no stability issues.just sometimes boot up is slow
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May 20, 2012 11:10:08 PM

anybody else would like to comment on this plzz!!!!
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May 20, 2012 11:11:01 PM

wiki258 said:
well no stability issues.just sometimes boot up is slow


Slow start up shouldn't be caused by a weak or failing PSU, as far as I know.
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May 20, 2012 11:11:05 PM

@DJDeCiBeL
whats your idle +12 voltage? and heavy gamimg +12 voltage..?
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May 20, 2012 11:13:18 PM

12.384V just sitting here browsing the web, but it never falls below 12V even with Prime 95 and Furmark running at the same time.
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May 20, 2012 11:23:18 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
12.384V just sitting here browsing the web, but it never falls below 12V even with Prime 95 and Furmark running at the same time.


so do you think it might be a problem with my psu?
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May 20, 2012 11:24:47 PM

It's on the edge, but since you say it's not causing any problems, I think you're OK. The slow boot time is unrelated.
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May 20, 2012 11:30:48 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
It's on the edge, but since you say it's not causing any problems, I think you're OK. The slow boot time is unrelated.


thanks for quick replying.guess i just stop worrying then.
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May 20, 2012 11:31:17 PM

Best answer selected by wiki258.
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May 20, 2012 11:34:43 PM

No problem! :)  At the first sign of trouble though (BSOD's, lockups, etc.), I'd say go ahead and replace it, just to be safe.
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