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Crazy Voltage

By BBString
May 5, 2004
  1. Hi everyone!

    Havent been here for a while, hope all is good!

    I'm having a little problem with my voltage levels.

    I got a 1.4 Althlon,
    2 X 256MB DDR RAM
    CDr
    DVD
    40 GB HDD
    and a new 120GB WD HDD.

    Never noticed a problem before, there are spikes through out all -12, -5 and -3 all decreasing.

    Is it my power supply? I recently cleaned out my fans which were covered in so much crap the computer was overheating, so i'm guessing my psu fan might be in the same condition. COuld that effect it the power output, if the psu is overheating?

    Cheers

    BBSTRING
     
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Yes, it can. Usually when temperature goes up, resistance goes up too, so it affects the components inside the PSU. However, because PC power supplies are switching power supplies, the effect isn't as noticeable as with regular power supplies, but I'd still say it can cause that. Feel free to prove me wrong :p
     
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