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June 15, 2012 1:15:49 AM

Years ago (around 3 i think), i got this power supply:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Recently i've been wondering if i should replace it, since i've had a power supply go bad on me resulting on me having to replace the power supply and the pc (it died out really bad).

I dont have a multimeter or anything to really measure the power supply to know if its working fine so i download a trial for Aida64 (previously known has everest). It gave me these results:

Voltage Values
CPU Core 1.296 V
+2.5 V 2.048 V
+3.3 V 2.032 V
+12 V 5.056 V
+5 V Standby 5.457 V
VBAT Battery 3.184 V

Now i'm no specialist so i dont know if they are fine or not. Are they fine? Should i be worried?

Thanks!

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a c 248 ) Power supply
June 15, 2012 1:25:35 AM
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Those voltage values aren't correct(the clue is the 12 V at 5.05 V).


Has it been giving you any issues? Behaving strangely at all? If not, stop looking for problems, you will likely find something that is slightly abnormal but isn't really a problem. It goes right along with, "If it isn't broke, don't fix it!"



If you want accurate voltage readings check in BIOS or get a cheap DMM to check with. You might also want to try different software, it all depends if it has been updated to work properly with your motherboard or not. Give HW Monitor a shot.
June 15, 2012 1:28:09 AM

hunter315 said:
Those voltage values aren't correct(the clue is the 12 V at 5.05 V).


Has it been giving you any issues? Behaving strangely at all? If not, stop looking for problems, you will likely find something that is slightly abnormal but isn't really a problem. It goes right along with, "If it isn't broke, don't fix it!"



If you want accurate voltage readings check in BIOS or get a cheap DMM to check with. You might also want to try different software, it all depends if it has been updated to work properly with your motherboard or not. Give HW Monitor a shot.


Thanks for the reply, but no it hasn't given me any issues its just that i've had a bad time with my last power supply and its around the same time that i've had it (the last one i used for 3 years, and i've also used this one for 3 years), so i got kinda worried that it could end up bad like the last one.

I'll give a DMM a try, the bios readings are similar to the ones i got from aida64, but slightly different (nothing major).

Thanks.
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a c 116 ) Power supply
June 15, 2012 2:48:23 AM

If those voltages were correct, I doubt the machine would work. If you aren't familiar with a Digital Multi-Meter, pick up a PSU tester. You just plug in the PSU's cables and it gives an accurate reading.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
The Rosewill would be a good mid-range choice.
a b ) Power supply
June 15, 2012 9:21:24 AM

Eltreum said:
Years ago (around 3 i think), i got this power supply:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Recently i've been wondering if i should replace it, since i've had a power supply go bad on me resulting on me having to replace the power supply and the pc (it died out really bad).
Thanks!

Like in earlier responses, if there is no problem, you should not worry. Your bad experience is probably due to a generic or no name brand PSU. You made a good choice in going for Corsair the 2nd time. Your particular PSU is even guaranteed for 5 years so I would not worry about it.
June 22, 2012 6:32:40 AM

Best answer selected by Eltreum.
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