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Please help... AMD 6000+ Temp at 60C

By mysvxrocks
May 21, 2007
  1. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

    Your +12V rail is really low on voltage. Push it some more and the PSU will likely die on you. Good PSU brands include Antec, Thermaltake, OCZ, Enermax, Fortron FSP, PC Power & Cooling, Corsair and Seasonic. Antec usually has good-quality PSUs for cheap at Newegg. Their 550W PSU on Newegg is for around $60-70 I believe, and it's a great one.
     
  2. mysvxrocks

    mysvxrocks TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    forgive me, but im not smart when it comes to PSU's. What the 12V rail supposed to be at?
     
  3. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    Your 12v rail should be 12 volts + or - (preferably +) about 4% under zero load (computer idle) conditions.

    Under full load (say running an intensive game with the fans full out and cpu and gpu churning) you want minimum 12v -4%.

    4% of 12v is only .48 volts so you would have 11.52 volts FULL LOAD.

    Some people say 8% but I don't think a proper psu should EVER go below 12v.

    btw, the Kingwin warranty starts according to their site: 'All of our products carry a ONE YEAR WARRANTY. However, the retailors are responsible for the first month. The manufacture warranty will take effect one month after your purchasing date.'

    I would take that back NOW and save shipping charges.

    :)
     
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

    CCT is absolutely right. Not only that, the voltage readings on the rail have to be stable. Wildly fluctuating readings usually indicate a dying PSU.
     
  5. mysvxrocks

    mysvxrocks TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    Well I dont think the program in windows was reading the voltage correctly. I hooked it up to a voltage meter, and it read to be 11.87 ish. It also says the same in the bios. This is with this PSU under FULL load.
     
  6. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    Tell us how you got a Bios reading under full load please.


    :)
     
  7. mysvxrocks

    mysvxrocks TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    By the way, the retailor whom I bought it from carries a one year in store warranty. So thats one nice thing. I wont have to ship it anyways. Ill stick with this one for a while, but if i notice any problems, Ill return it.
     
  8. mysvxrocks

    mysvxrocks TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    Well... what is considered full load? would that be like in a game or something? The reading in the bios was with all the fans running, plus CD and hard drives. We used the voltage meter when the computer was in windows. Read the same thing.
     
  9. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    Yes - in a game like Oblivion or WoW. Something that draws as much current as possible for a single programme to drive your Ram, CPU, fans and Vid card.

    And, since you have 2 x 12 V rails, it would be good to check both (don't ask, I don't know how BUT it is important).
     
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