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HX1000 gives strange power readings


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Ive had the HX1000 for just over a week now and shes been great. Everything is overclocked and i game for hours everyday. The only thing that worries me is the voltage readings i see.

 

Ive seen in the bios that they are out about 8-10% and in windows programs out about 15% or more. Ive had many power supplies before and they were never this far out. Should i be worried? Should i return the psu?

 

Where on the motheboard connector do i check voltages? Is it safe to do jus stick the multimeter pins in the holes and check?

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Ive had the HX1000 for just over a week now and shes been great. Everything is overclocked and i game for hours everyday. The only thing that worries me is the voltage readings i see.

 

Ive seen in the bios that they are out about 8-10% and in windows programs out about 15% or more. Ive had many power supplies before and they were never this far out. Should i be worried? Should i return the psu?

 

Where on the motheboard connector do i check voltages? Is it safe to do jus stick the multimeter pins in the holes and check?

Also, if your system is not unstable then I would suspect that those voltage readings are incorrect.

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Is there a diagram where im supposed to put the leads to test the voltages?

 

You will need to find a diagram online for your motherboard or, check with your motherboard manufacturer. The measurement points vary from board to board.

 

Are you actually having stability issues?

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Alternatively, you can measure 12V and 5V through one of the 4 pin molex connectors easily. The outer pins are 12V/5V and the middle two are ground. So use that as a reference. Link

 

(I reckon there's no color coding since Corsair cables usually are all black).

 

If the voltages were off by up to 15% you would certainly have stability issues. So I'd say the PSU is fine in reality.

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