christmascracker 15:08 14 May 2004

Just checking my temp in the bios earlier I was wondering what the safe ranges for the different voltages are?

Anyone know?

  woodchip 15:56 14 May 2004

Why are you thinking of overclocking your comp

  christmascracker 16:01 14 May 2004

No not at all just interested and making sure everything is as it should be

  woodchip 16:07 14 May 2004

They set themselves automatically, to the correct volts. You only change these if you want to overclock but it can cause overheating that's why they then have to employ better cooling of CPU etc.

  christmascracker 16:11 14 May 2004

Thanks. The +12v is usually around 11.61 is this ok or are they supposed to be exactly 12

  woodchip 16:15 14 May 2004

Yes it's OK they work on a tolerance value percentage plus or minus volts. If your comp is working OK then I should not worry

  woodchip 16:16 14 May 2004

PS the one to watch is the 5 Volts line this should not deviate too much

  christmascracker 16:23 14 May 2004

The reason this all came about was this:

I bought a new graphics card and as the original PSU was only 300w I bought a 500w one. I have noticed that the CPU is running a hotter since the 550w PSU has been in.

Just out of interest, I put the original back in today and the cpu temp has gone back down to what it used to be.

The voltages with the 300w are a touch down as to when the 550w is in. Don't know which one to use now!

Any advice appreciated

  woodchip 16:28 14 May 2004

The 550 may be out of specification, producing too high volts. this happens on cheap and sometimes dear PSU's

  christmascracker 16:30 14 May 2004

So do you think I would be better off sticking with the original 300w one?

  woodchip 16:41 14 May 2004

Just checked my own

VCC 5.0v is 5.05v

VCC 12.00 is 12.86v

system temp 35c

cpu 47c

what is the cpu temp in yours

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