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    Do i need a new PSU?

    Im currently back on my old dell motherboard so i can't get any volt readings but when i was on my now broken gigabyte motherboard speedfan was reporting some very low voltages.

    The strangest one was the -12V reading which was something like -9V!!!

    The PSU is a 300W SilentX which i bought for its quietness and it is indeed very quiet.

    Now my system specs are:
    P4 2.26 (was running a 1.25V when i got those readings)
    Gigabyte Motherboard
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    1 case fan

    Think thats it, point out anything i've missed

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    -12V is always way out in my experience.
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