BruceMyers48

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I just got a antec case with the Antec smart power 350 watt. I noticed in the bios that the +5 runs at 4.86 to 4.89 mostly at 4.89. Every thing else is fine. Would this lead to any problems. Bruce

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It should work fine, but I wouldn't like it.

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BruceMyers48

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I have had the same problem with the Antec 350's for a while. I had to take one out and put a Thermotake 480 in the case.The Antec 350 was running sub under +5.I think I will order my case with no PSU and put Fortron in.I liked the Fortron 400 60pnu-R1 at Newegg @ 64.00. Bruce

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why wouldn't you like it. does the 5v line vary with a 5-/+%

I know my previous Enermax 350watt varied from 4.79 to 4.89 during load and idle.

And my New Enermax 420watt noise taker varies also.
I thought it was normal
 

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I don't mind my voltage going a bit high, but don't like it going very low. This isn't a very big problem with the 5.5v line, but I used to have terrible stability issues with boards when the 3.3v line would drop to around 3.1v. Of course I overclock, so I'd rather have the voltage varry a bit high rather than low.

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4.86V is within 3% of 5.00V and much better maximum allowed deviation of 5%. However BIOS voltage readings are not very accurate, often being off by 2% and sometimes over 5%, so they should be verified with a digital voltage meter before making any judgments.