How to check your PSU so easy a bunny could do it.

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How to check your PSU so easy a bunny could do it.

Postby hercules71185 » Wed May 27, 2009 11:40 am

As the title says, a guide to make it really easy. DON'T RELY ON ANY SOFTWARE OR BIOS READING!! They are a good idea and sometimes almost 100% accurate. Then again sometimes they are not. If you have had a reading as I did where all your voltages are either low or high then do it yourself.


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Here is how to for the people scared of a voltmeter.

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Checking your PSU so easy a bunny can do it.

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You will need 2 things.

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And something like this which I got for $2 at harbor frieght.

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First you will have to open your case, usually by 2 screws. Like these.

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Now turn on your volt meter on the settings shown below


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Hook up the leads into the 2 connectors

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Turn it on, and touch the leads together, to make sure it still reads 0.000

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Good, if it doesn't return it, and now take the molex connector.

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Insert the black lead into the black cable

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Now we will measure the 5v rail

Insert the red lead into the red cable in the molex.

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Obviously the closer the better. To the 5v rating.

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Now move the red connector into the yellow wire, this will test the 12v rail

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You should get a reading within 5% of the 12v range.

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Now put it under load with a program like 3dmark, and retest, you should not drop much at all if your PSU is good.

Mine dropped to 11.91 now test yours!


Now you should get a reading within 5% of 5v.

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Re: How to check your PSU so easy a bunny could do it.

Postby dicecca112 » Wed May 27, 2009 12:50 pm

Stuck :)
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Re: How to check your PSU so easy a bunny could do it.

Postby Darkstar » Wed May 27, 2009 1:31 pm

Good one....lol

btw, isnt it Zeus? :)

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Re: How to check your PSU so easy a bunny could do it.

Postby hercules71185 » Wed May 27, 2009 3:27 pm

:)

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Postby deleted » Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:34 pm

What is that first picture using? The one program posted in imageshack, it looks like something I'd want to have.

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Re: How to check your PSU so easy a bunny could do it.

Postby geokilla » Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:07 am

How come I didn't see this before? Lol anyways never knew it was that easy to test the PSU rails. How bout testing the Vcore and Vdimm?
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Postby bobletman » Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:15 pm

thanks for the tip and I want to see pics of the bunny doing it.
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Re: How to check your PSU so easy a bunny could do it.

Postby hercules71185 » Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:27 pm

that was him doing it I was taking the pics, he is kinda shy he things his hands are too big.

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Postby lizy11 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:14 am

Tell him not to be so shy :oops:
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Re: How to check your PSU so easy a bunny could do it.

Postby babolgam » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:29 pm

thanks for the guide. gotta test my PSU , my OCs are failing even with decent voltages. :goodman:

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Re: How to check your PSU so easy a bunny could do it.

Postby pendaws » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:56 am

Nice How to Guide there Herc.
My PSU is about to quit on me.. :(
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