View Full Version : Purepower 480 Watt Butterfly PSU

02-03-2005, 08:16 PM
Hi im new,,, so be nice ha ha ha!!

Anyways i have just recently purchased a Purepower 480 Watt Butterfly PSU and my 12v readings are a bit low? They are around 11.25-11.19. Before i used to have a 400 Watt Colors IT PSU that was giving me readings of 11.47-11.37, surely my old PSU isnt better than my old cheap PSU.
Im asking because i spent around 60 on this and it looks like its not performing better than my old, weaker one. Or am i looking at it wrong?

See my results...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/johntmanic/MBM.jpg (http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/action/r/http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/johntmanic/MBM.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/johntmanic/AIDA32.jpg (http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/action/r/http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/johntmanic/AIDA32.jpg)

My setup:
K7V88 Motherboard
AMD Athlon 3200+ Barton
2 x 256 PC2700 RAM + 1 x 512 PC2700 RAM.
ATI RADEON 9800 Pro.
1 internal Hard drive (http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/38972/#) and one external (Both 80GB)
6 Case fans.
CD/RW Drive.
DVD Drive

Looking forward to a reply.


02-04-2005, 01:49 AM
Those readings seem to be off by 1 volt. Ive had MBM5 do that sometimes, especially with CPU voltage. I made the exact same swap, and i can tell you im running a much more power-hungry system and my 12v rail doesnt go below 11.85 at any time. If your motherboard came with a monitoring program, use that instead (updating it is a good idea). Unless the power supply is faulty, of course, in which case RMA because it isnt worth risking your components.

02-04-2005, 06:38 AM
Almost anywhere you look for readings you will get lower than +12V I believe that If it doesnt need it it doesnt use the full +12V, though I have never had a wonderful PSU in one of my own rigs so this post may be disregaurded if faulty.

02-04-2005, 05:09 PM
Thanks for the replies!!!

When i got home i checked my BIOS results -

V CORE = 1.790 - 1.086
+3.30V = 3.370 - 3.387
+5.00V = 5.148 (CONSTANT)
+12.00V = 12.000 - 11.935

I presume that everything is more or less in order with those results??

And my motherboard is a ASROCK K7V88 with AMD Athlon 3200+ Barton!