Question Ways of testing a power supply

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So i'm wondering whether or not there's more ways to test a power supply other than the paper clip test & voltages test with a multimeter

I've got a TX550M Gold and there's a bunch of issues with my pc so i'm trying to find ways to test it because i think it might have Voltage Fluctuations, do any of you know other ways?
 
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use the occt software on test for 10 minutes and check voltages at start up and during test and if system shut off psu need to be replace
I did the test and these are the results

CPU VCORE 1.44V MAX
VIN1 2.54V MAX
VIN2 2.02V MAX
VIN3 2.02V MAX
VIN7 1.71V MAX
VID 1.42V MAX
CPU VDD 1.43V MAX
SOC VDD 1.1V MAX
GPU 1.04V MAX

TESTING CPU VCORE 1.37-1.39V
TESTING VIN1 - 2.51 - 2.53V
TESTING VIN2 - 1.98 - 2.00V
TESTING VIN3 - 1.99 - 2.00V
TESTING VIN7 - 1.70V
TESTING VID - 1.31V
TESTING CPU VDD 1.32 - 1.35V
TESTING SOC VDD 1.09 - 1.10V
TESTING GPU (2) 0.62V

Normal - CPU VCORE 1.07 - 1.41
Normal - VIN1 - 2.52 - 2.53V
Normal - VIN2 - 2.01 - 2.02V
Normal - VIN3 - 2.01 - 2.02V
Normal - VIN7 - 1.7V
NORMAL - VID - 1.06 - 1.4V
NORMAL - CPU VDD - 1.39 - 1.41V
NORMAL - SOC VDD - 1.09 - 1.1V
NORMAL - GPU - 0.63V
 
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None of the main voltages in there, is +3.3V/+5V/+12V.

can look with this,
How to make a log,

download hwinfo32,
install and open it,
check "sensors-only",
click "run",
at the bottom of the window click "logging start",
choose a name and place for the log like "hwinfolog" at the "desktop",
this log can be viewed/opened with either excel from Microsoft or libre office calc.
If you download "Libre Office" does it include "Calc" which can read Excel documents which this log will be so choose that to open the file.
 
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Can you give us system specs?

download hwinfo,
install and open it=click run,
close the top window which is the system summary,
in the main window at the left top click "save report",
at the bottom of the next window check "short text report",
after that you'll see what's in the pc,
copy by clicking "copy to clipboard" and rightclick+paste in your next respons
since already having hwinfo is there no need to download again of course.;)
 
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CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G (Raven Ridge, RV-B0)
3500 MHz (35.00x100.0) @ 3047 MHz (30.50x99.9)
Motherboard: ASUS PRIME B450-PLUS
BIOS: 0809, 02/28/2019
Chipset: AMD B450 (Low-Power Promontory PROM26.A)
Memory: 8192 MBytes @ 1199 MHz, 16-16-16-39
- 4096 MB PC19200 DDR4 SDRAM - Corsair CMK8GX4M2A2400C16
- 4096 MB PC19200 DDR4 SDRAM - Corsair CMK8GX4M2A2400C16
Graphics: ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, 6144 MB GDDR5 SDRAM
Drive: ST2000DM008-2FR102, 1953.5 GB, Serial ATA 6Gb/s @ 6Gb/s
Drive: KINGSTON SA400S37240G, 234.4 GB, Serial ATA 6Gb/s @ 6Gb/s
Sound: NVIDIA GP106 - High Definition Audio Controller
Sound: AMD Raven - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Network: RealTek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Network: 802.11ac Wireless LAN Card
OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 17763.379 (1809/RS5)
 
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See that A400 ssd which seems to have (can have) freezing issues,so forgot to ask what issues you have specifically?
Whenever rendering it causes choppy, sluggish frames compared to non as much rendering cause fluid smooth feel via all games

am wondering if it's the psu causing it via voltage fluctuations, do the psu's voltages look ok or irregular in any way?

Also have not encountered any freezing issues via the a400
 

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Rendering on a Ryzen 3 2200G? Rendering will put that cpu to 100%. As games change frames, some use slightly more cpu than others, an explosion uses a lot more physX and particles than a plain screen. So if the cpu is already at 100%, somethings gotta give, and it'll almost always be fps, and you get choppy frames.

Rendering on 4cores/4threads is hard enough, then hurt the cpu by dropping its Lcache and some other resources to make room for a graphics die and that cpu is in trouble if pushed that hard.
 
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Rendering on a Ryzen 3 2200G? Rendering will put that cpu to 100%. As games change frames, some use slightly more cpu than others, an explosion uses a lot more physX and particles than a plain screen. So if the cpu is already at 100%, somethings gotta give, and it'll almost always be fps, and you get choppy frames.

Rendering on 4cores/4threads is hard enough, then hurt the cpu by dropping its Lcache and some other resources to make room for a graphics die and that cpu is in trouble if pushed that hard.
CPU never reaches 100% unless on a high end game, even when it's not on 100% the choppy and sluggish frames are still there, making either the psu, gpu or cpu broken.
 
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Maybe speed of ram is abit of a chocke point,with the ram running XMP specs at 1,2V could you try and overclock it. Set the voltage at 1.35V in the bios and first just up the speed to 2666mhz->test,then try 2933mhz again test. You could even set the timings abit looser and go higher.like 3200mhz if lucky enough.
 
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Maybe speed of ram is abit of a chocke point,with the ram running XMP specs at 1,2V could you try and overclock it. Set the voltage at 1.35V in the bios and first just up the speed to 2666mhz->test,then try 2933mhz again test. You could even set the timings abit looser and go higher.like 3200mhz if lucky enough.
Alright thing is that if RAM wasn't fast enough it wouldn't get you as many frames but this issue is not my part's being too weak as i never use to have this issue with the same parts i have

one of the three things (psu, cpu and or gpu) is causing the sluggish choppy slow high frames.
 

Karadjgne

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You'll have to check per core usage, not the single total. If 2 cores are hitting 100% and the other 2 just 30% each, it'll show the total as just 65%, which can be misleading.

And no, it doesn't mean that another component is 'broken', the entire issue can be related to bios or gpu drivers or even motherboard chipset drivers in conflict with Windows. Hardware is often the root cause, but not nearly as often as software or firmware.

You have 8Gb of 2400MHz ram on a Ryzen APU that's running shortchanged Lcache. If you get anywhere close to using 7+Gb total system usage, windows will automatically start using C drive as a pagefile, in place of missing ram needs. If that Kingston drive is anywhere close to full, that's going to create all kinds of slowdowns with multiple read/writes, prioritazation etc. And unfortunately, that drive also has a habit of slowing down once it gets over 50% capacity and really bogs down under heavy workloads.
 

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