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LordHOBO

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Power Supply Oddness Please Help
« on: April 25, 2004, 09:31:01 PM »

Wasn't sure if this is the best place to ask this but:

I just replaced my sound card last night, I swapped a new SB Audigy 2 ZS in for my old Live! card. Now, 20 hours later, I'm noticing my 3.3v line is dropping to around 2.9v-3.0v  I've watched it and the power keeps fluctuating. Is there any way I can revitalize the power? I'd just buy a new supply, but I just spent that money on the sound card.
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2004, 09:54:12 PM »

uhh.. whats the problem? That voltage is fine.

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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2004, 10:02:54 PM »

Well, I'm concerned because the alarm setting on my system monitoring software (provided by the mfg.) keeps going off.
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2004, 10:04:35 PM »

Actually, it isn't fine - your power rails should be within 5% of spec - for 3.3v that is +/- 0.16v

2.9-3.0v is 10%+ out of spec, and you really should replace your PSU with a unit capable of handling a greater load.

You could remove unused PCI Devices to lower load, but really, a new PSU is in your future.
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2004, 10:22:57 PM »

Ok, Sorry people, it was a false alarm. I took another look in my PC and found my mobo connector had come a little loose. I must have jostled it when I was taking my old LiveDrive out. That ribbon cable was a pain.
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