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    Re: Can my PSU cope? Is 12V Rail at 12.65V dangerous?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicks12 View Post
    how would you go about finding/testing the 12v rail (well 4 on my xclio xD) because im curious as to what volts mine are doing.
    I think you just stick the two connectors on 2 pins of a unused molex... someone correct me if this is wrong, I don't want to be responsible if hicks dies by doing this...

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    Re: Can my PSU cope? Is 12V Rail at 12.65V dangerous?

    Yep, just get a digital multimeter, set it to DC volts, ground the black probe, and stick the red probe into the line you want to measure.

    +12v is yellow, +5v is red, +3.3v is orange.

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    Re: Can my PSU cope? Is 12V Rail at 12.65V dangerous?

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    Just upgraded to dual core 4400+ X2 110W version... This probably uses more power than my old operton 152... Can my PSU take it?

    Just noticed this 12V rail too... Is it a sign that my psu is struggling?


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    Dont worry.
    Thats the software giving incorrect measurements.
    Try Everest and see what it says.

    Safe loads are +/- 5&#37; (on the whole) but that 12.65 is almost certainly a Speedfan thing. Speedfan isnt great anyway tbh.

    Have you looked in the bois to see what that says?

    Also, dont be concerned about Xclio PSUs. They may be a little cheaper than most but are very good. I wouldnt hesitate using one.

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    Re: Can my PSU cope? Is 12V Rail at 12.65V dangerous?

    speed fan read my 12v way out and I have two PSUs with the same board. I wouldn't worry about it.
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    Re: Can my PSU cope? Is 12V Rail at 12.65V dangerous?

    well im gunna test my pc now, if i dont reply back i blame you all

    edit: well, my 12v rail is at 12v but sometiems 11.99, 5v is 5.05v normally and 3v i couldnt test , orange wire disapeared .
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    Re: Can my PSU cope? Is 12V Rail at 12.65V dangerous?

    Looks like your voltages are fine, though you should test at load.

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    Re: Can my PSU cope? Is 12V Rail at 12.65V dangerous?

    It was folding (non-smp client) so one core was on full load...

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