[SOLVED] All rails seems too high during idle, is it normal? Should i get a better PSU right now?

AlexsvonMüller

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This is the number i got when idling, when gaming it's go down. Should i get a better PSU ASAP?
BIOS: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-bKuPouyc2bFJfOeOsrgEVFaF2MAxYLR/view?usp=sharing
HWInfo: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JB6FM4UeEdvHIZEE-JSJ6UAi1NAObg9t/view?usp=sharing

Table below from this website: https://www.lifewire.com/power-supply-voltage-tolerances-2624583
PSU Tolerance Table
Voltage RailToleranceMinimum VoltageMaximum Voltage
+3.3VDC± 5%+3.135 VDC+3.465 VDC
+5VDC± 5%+4.750 VDC+5.250 VDC
+5VSB± 5%+4.750 VDC+5.250 VDC
-5VDC (if used)± 10%-4.500 VDC-5.500 VDC
+12VDC± 5%+11.400 VDC+12.600 VDC
-12VDC± 10%-10.800 VDC- 13.200 VDC

Some information: I'm grounding directly from the terminal not the case.
 

Ralston18

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Noted that your voltage tolerances came via Lifewire.

@refillable 's post (Thanks) made me realize that you may not have used a multi-meter to get the numbers.

Here is the Lifewire "how-to" link for testing with a multi-meter.

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-manually-test-a-power-supply-with-a-multimeter-2626158

If you do not have a multi-meter then try to find a knowledgeable family member or friend who does and also knows how to use the multi-meter.

Do be aware that the test is not a full test as the PSU is not under load.

However, any voltages out of spec make the PSU a prime suspect.
 
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Ralston18

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Find another way to post your voltages. (Not everyone has or uses Google Drive/Sign in.)

Imgur is recommended.

Also update your post to include full system hardware specs and OS information.

Include PSU: make, model, wattage, age, condition.
 
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Ralston18

Titan
Moderator
Noted that your voltage tolerances came via Lifewire.

@refillable 's post (Thanks) made me realize that you may not have used a multi-meter to get the numbers.

Here is the Lifewire "how-to" link for testing with a multi-meter.

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-manually-test-a-power-supply-with-a-multimeter-2626158

If you do not have a multi-meter then try to find a knowledgeable family member or friend who does and also knows how to use the multi-meter.

Do be aware that the test is not a full test as the PSU is not under load.

However, any voltages out of spec make the PSU a prime suspect.
 
Reactions: refillable

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