[SOLVED] is my power supply operating within reccomended voltages?

russell_84

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recently i lost a usb port on my motherboard and when that happened i could no longer use windows 10 cause it might be corrupted. I installed it on another storage device then later i find out my processor would reach 70c to 75c idle. then when i would play a game it would shut my pc off then i found out resetting the bios via jumper everytime i start up seems to solve it but now im getting high powerusage on firefox and vlc becomes very laggy and almost not usable at all. below are the voltages from the motherboard

 

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recently i lost a usb port on my motherboard and when that happened i could no longer use windows 10 cause it might be corrupted. I installed it on another storage device then later i find out my processor would reach 70c to 75c idle. then when i would play a game it would shut my pc off then i found out resetting the bios via jumper everytime i start up seems to solve it but now im getting high powerusage on firefox and vlc becomes very laggy and almost not usable at all. below are the voltages from the motherboard

Uhh, man that dosen't look good, however it's software, not as accurate as motherboard or multimeter.

Firstly Check your BIOS for voltages, see if they are the same or in the ballpark of the same.

Secondly if you can, RMA the PSU to get a refund, also here's the PSU TIER LIST -

https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1116640-psu-tier-list-40/

Judge off this list for a new PSU, try to go Tier B and up, as for wattage you could pull off a 450w, but i'd highly recommend to go with 550w / 650w (for future upgrades)
 

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recently i lost a usb port on my motherboard and when that happened i could no longer use windows 10 cause it might be corrupted. I installed it on another storage device then later i find out my processor would reach 70c to 75c idle. then when i would play a game it would shut my pc off then i found out resetting the bios via jumper everytime i start up seems to solve it but now im getting high powerusage on firefox and vlc becomes very laggy and almost not usable at all. below are the voltages from the motherboard

 

jonnyguru

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650 watt psu
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below are the voltages from the motherboard

As you said: these are software readings taken from the motherboard. Not the PSU. They should be accepted with a grain of salt.

If you want to know your actual PSU voltages, you need a multimeter.

But if the voltages really are that off (the +12V and +5V being high), you may have an issue right there.

As Jay32267 said, +/- 5% is spec., and even that is a VERY sloppy spec.
 
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As you said: these are software readings taken from the motherboard. Not the PSU. They should be accepted with a grain of salt.

If you want to know your actual PSU voltages, you need a multimeter.

But if the voltages really are that off (the +12V and +5V being high), you may have an issue right there.

As Jay32267 said, +/- 5% is spec., and even that is a VERY sloppy spec.
corsair tx 650 im pretty sure and it has some years on it so im pretty certain thats what it is
 

darknightbacca1

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recently i lost a usb port on my motherboard and when that happened i could no longer use windows 10 cause it might be corrupted. I installed it on another storage device then later i find out my processor would reach 70c to 75c idle. then when i would play a game it would shut my pc off then i found out resetting the bios via jumper everytime i start up seems to solve it but now im getting high powerusage on firefox and vlc becomes very laggy and almost not usable at all. below are the voltages from the motherboard

Uhh, man that dosen't look good, however it's software, not as accurate as motherboard or multimeter.

Firstly Check your BIOS for voltages, see if they are the same or in the ballpark of the same.

Secondly if you can, RMA the PSU to get a refund, also here's the PSU TIER LIST -

https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1116640-psu-tier-list-40/

Judge off this list for a new PSU, try to go Tier B and up, as for wattage you could pull off a 450w, but i'd highly recommend to go with 550w / 650w (for future upgrades)
 

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