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Low 12v rail!

Hey, when I check my 12v rail it says I'm running 11.0 and sometimes in the 10s! Is there anyway I can get this up? This is when it's sitting here doing nothing and when it's doing games or looking for something on HD. Is there anyway to give this thing some more juice so my GFX card and HDs will work right?

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  • Gene Monroe Sep 10, 2006

    Monitoring Chip : ITE IT8712F
    CPU Core : 1.24 V
    Aux. : 2.51 V
    +3.3V Voltage : 3.26 V
    +5V Voltage : 4.95 V
    +12V Voltage : 10.94 V
    Chassis Fan : 661 rpm
    Processor Fan : 3668 rpm
    Processor Temperature : 37 °C
    Mainboard Temperature : 48 °C
    Power/Aux Temperature : 21 °C
    Monitoring Chip GPU : nVidia Driver
    Temperature GPU : 62 °C
    Fan : 52%
    Hard Disk Temperature #1 : 37 °C

  • Gene Monroe Sep 11, 2006

    I went back and checked it with a MM... Seems it's just the windows programs reading it wrong. Original BIOS and with MM says everything is fine. I mainly noticed hardcore lag (the hardware type) while playing BF2 ... even with my geforce 6800 gt oc and 2gb ram... Oh well... Need a new PC.



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Replace that PSU as soon as possible. When supply voltage is too low, then current is increased to compensate, resulting in more heat. This can damage your video card and motherboard.
I know it is possible to replace bad components or to upgrade a low quality power supply with better components, but it takes soldering skills, and safety is an issue as well. Unless you plan to do it yourself and you have a lot of free time, then it will be more cost effective to replace the power supply with a better model, as the cost of a professional repair is much more than it costs to just buy a new one. From reading on the forums, Raidmax is not a good brand and they usually use low quality and underpowered components for the rating they claim.
I personally have one with a burnt out component that I plan to fix as soon as I find a schematic or learn the specs of the old component. I have a lot of free time and little money.
Don't throw out your defective power supply. There are still a lot of good components that could be salvaged for electronics projects. It may be worth a few bucks to an electronics enthusiast, but it's worth it to give it away for free or the cost of postage just to keep it out of the landfill.

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Sounds a sthough you have a regulator problkem or bad filter capcitors.. these supplys are so inexpensive , is it worth repairing??I have never ever repaired a puter supply/.

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