"warning: -5V exceed limits"...it consistently reads as positive

By musenji
May 1, 2005
  1. Hello. My hardware monitor (SilentTek) tells me that my -5 voltage is consistently ranging from +3.45V to +3.60V. All other voltages are pretty normal. I have hooked up three different power supplies, all with the same result: I get a warning saying the -5V "exceeds limits".

    I had just replaced my old motherboard (AOpen AK79G-VN) with a used one of the exact same type, and kept everything else the same. Since everything should be the same, I am guessing it must be the motherboard.

    Aside from this warning, everything seems to be in working order; I just fear that I'm going to end up overloading something.

    Thanks for any help anyone can offer, please let me know if you need more info.

  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    What do the voltages in the BIOS show?
    Is there a newer version of your SilentTek available?
    What does MBM say in the 'Dashboard' readings? http://mbm.livewiredev.com/

    Those figures point to a non-working program, rather than 3 non-working PSU's or a faulty motherboard.
  3. musenji

    musenji TS Rookie Topic Starter

    In the BIOS, there was no -5V reading at all. I updated SilentTek, and now it doesn't check for -5V either, as a default. I guess I'll just let it go--thanks.

  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    SilentTek goes with the SilentBios option on AOpen mobo's.
    Maybe you need a BIOS update as well?
    Apparently this SilentTek is still in its infancy stage.

    Try that MBM program, if only for the voltage readout.
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