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need some advice on PSUs

By maheswar2006
Jan 20, 2006
  1. hi frens, ive a problem with some psus recently. I bought an Enhance460w and a Powersafe 400w. The thing is that i suspect the quality and Real output of these 2 PSUs. Is there any way i can check the real output using software and hardware?
     
  2. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 476

    Speed fan will work, also BIOS may have a temp/voltage monitor.
    http://www.techspot.com/downloads/547-speedfan.html

    Software is going to be off a little. Use a DVM to know exact voltage output, and cheak under load. Yellow=12v, red=5v, and orange=3.3v.
     
  3. Exscind

    Exscind TS Rookie Posts: 26

    Softwares only go so far. They will often underestimate or overestimate (most of the time underestimate) the voltages. The only test is to use a voltmeter. I'm not sure what you listed are brand names for psus or a specific model of some brand. If it's the former, I'd get a better known brand like OCZ, Antec, or Enermax.
     
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