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    Alright, I'm running a DFI Lanparty nf4 Ultra-D, with a 3500+, an x850xtpe, and 1gb edge pc3200 ram on a 550w Ultra X-finity psu..

    These are my Speedfan psu readings:
    +3.3V = +3.36
    +5V = +5.00 (wow)
    12V = +11.90
    -12V = -9.40 (BAD)
    -5V = -.33!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (VERY EXTREMELY BAD.. I think..)

    So someone please clarify, is this a major problem or what? If anyone remembers my other thread, there is somehow a grounding problem somewhere, but anywhere that metal is bare or exposed, electricity can be easily felt.. Hopefully/maybe there's a link? There has never been any problems with the power of the pc.. No weird crashes, bsods, or anything.

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    Did the board come with its own software to monitor the voltage with? Sometimes the multi purpose programs are not %100 correct.

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    Most boards dont use the -12v anymore, and your other volts look fine.

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    Speed fan is great I use it and love it..but, depending on the board it sometimes reads stuff wonky. I mean it read my temps at like 146C which is not even close to right. If the board comes with software I would use that. If not check the bios. I'm betting speedfan is just confused.

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    Crazy Volts

    Alright, I'm running a DFI Lanparty nf4 Ultra-D, with a 3500+, an x850xtpe, and 1gb edge pc3200 ram on a 550w Ultra X-finity psu..

    These are my Speedfan psu readings:
    +3.3V = +3.36
    +5V = +5.00 (wow)
    12V = +11.90
    -12V = -9.40 (BAD)
    -5V = -.33!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (VERY EXTREMELY BAD.. I think..)

    So someone please clarify, is this a major problem or what? If anyone remembers my other thread, there is somehow a grounding problem somewhere, but anywhere that metal is bare or exposed, electricity can be easily felt.. Hopefully/maybe there's a link? There has never been any problems with the power of the pc.. No weird crashes, bsods, or anything.
    No boards use -5V anymore, so that reading is bogus.

    Most boards don't use -12V, so that reading is probably bogus too.

    As far as being zapped by bare metal (sorry I missed that thread) I'd bet dollars to donuts that the outlet isn't grounded or the chassis isn't grounded to the PSU.

    On my test rig, I use a decapitated power cord. I didn't bother wiring up the ground, just the black and white. But after leaning into the case with sweaty arms a couple times and getting zapped, I decided to tie the green wire to a ground.

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    Hello an Welcome johnnyGURU!

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    The GURU speaks on PSU's

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    Alright, I'm running a DFI Lanparty nf4 Ultra-D, with a 3500+, an x850xtpe, and 1gb edge pc3200 ram on a 550w Ultra X-finity psu..

    These are my Speedfan psu readings:
    +3.3V = +3.36
    +5V = +5.00 (wow)
    12V = +11.90
    -12V = -9.40 (BAD)
    -5V = -.33!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (VERY EXTREMELY BAD.. I think..)

    So someone please clarify, is this a major problem or what? If anyone remembers my other thread, there is somehow a grounding problem somewhere, but anywhere that metal is bare or exposed, electricity can be easily felt.. Hopefully/maybe there's a link? There has never been any problems with the power of the pc.. No weird crashes, bsods, or anything.
    No boards use -5V anymore, so that reading is bogus.

    Most boards don't use -12V, so that reading is probably bogus too.

    As far as being zapped by bare metal (sorry I missed that thread) I'd bet dollars to donuts that the outlet isn't grounded or the chassis isn't grounded to the PSU.

    On my test rig, I use a decapitated power cord. I didn't bother wiring up the ground, just the black and white. But after leaning into the case with sweaty arms a couple times and getting zapped, I decided to tie the green wire to a ground.
    Okay good, that takes a worry off of my mind.

    The not grounding thing is just not possible; I wired the electricty in my basement myself, and I've reinstalled the psu 3 or 4 times now, to no avail... and the cord I've already replaced too, just in case. I'm still stumped on that one..

    Oh, and here's the thread for that: Link - Clicky

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