Question new RM850X 12v reaching 11.616 is that normal?

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Just finished putting in new gpu and psu when i first checked 12v is was at 12.000 and sense ive messed around the last 20-30 mins and played gta for about 10 mins the 12v has reached down to 11.616 and at idle is at 11.712 right now and now wont even go over 11.808 is this normal?
 
Just finished putting in new gpu and psu when i first checked 12v is was at 12.000 and sense ive messed around the last 20-30 mins and played gta for about 10 mins the 12v has reached down to 11.616 and at idle is at 11.712 right now and now wont even go over 11.808 is this normal?
If the +12V stays within ± 5% +11.400 V to +12.600 V , it is normal.
 
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it seems to keep dropping and dropping this cant be good for a quality unit like that right? its now sitting at 11.520v wtf...went from sitting at 12.0 to sitting now at 11.520v...
 
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jonnyguru

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Just finished putting in new gpu and psu when i first checked 12v is was at 12.000 and sense ive messed around the last 20-30 mins and played gta for about 10 mins the 12v has reached down to 11.616 and at idle is at 11.712 right now and now wont even go over 11.808 is this normal?
How are you reading this voltage?

Do you have a DMM plugged into one of the PSU's connectors?
 
Generally all power supplies drop under load.
If it doesn't go below 11.40 volts I would leave it alone.
Also, I wouldn't 100% trust software regarding voltage measurements....although they are very useful.
I would only 100% trust a meter I knew was functional and even then....."where" you put the probes is important.
 
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I upgraded from a cx550m which is not even close to this quality and i never saw it go under maybe 11.9v-11.8v using hw monitor software just a little concerned...
 

jonnyguru

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no just using hw monitor software..but when I first checked it was at 12.0v and now its all the way down to sitting at 11.520v heres a screenshot of 2 different monitors open telling same exact value View: https://imgur.com/a/y76Z4kH
Ok. Different software is going to give you similar readings because ALL SOFTWARE gets their readings from the same IC ON THE MOTHERBOARD. It's not like they're reading these voltages from the PSU itself. This is HIGHLY INACCURATE.

First: Make sure the 24-pin is securely plugged into the motherboard. It could be the motherboard thinks these voltages are low because a pin might not be making full contact.

Second: If you're REALLY concerned (you must be since you're asking), get a DMM and probe an available connector FROM THE POWER SUPPLY.
 

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