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    Default Re: Fried Motherboard?

    Yes, but not really. A PSU tester will allow you to connect the plugs and test the PSU easily. With a multimeter you would need to jump the PSU to test it

    So if you are asking because you are looking to buy one or the other get the PSU tester. I cannot advise you about jumping a PSU but google will.

    Either way, I'd advise you to buy a tester even if it is a cheaper one

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    As we are on the topic of PSU's, I hope you don't mind if I stray a little.

    Prior to this corsair 520hx , I had an antec 520W. It was faulty as sometimes, simply touching the 24pin would determine whether or not the PC will come on or not. It was shorting, so to speak. I used to notice strange values on my 3.3v and 5v. Even my 12v was awkward.

    I'm not talking about a little increase or decrease which is tolerable, I'm talking big differences. I was under the impression that it was either the PSU was faulty ( clearly it was due to the shorting ) or the voltage readers on the motherboard were bad.

    So I changed my PSU after about a year and change ( yes, I know.. that IS long ). When I installed the corsair, the voltages were normal, but a couple weeks ago I noticed that the 3.3v was different again.

    What does this mean? Is it just the sensors on the motherboard are bad? Was my motherboard somehow destorying my PSU?

    I guess the only way to know will be the PSU tester. But until I accquire one, what opinion do you guys share?

    I really hope its the motherboard sensors.
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    Default Re: Fried Motherboard?

    What is your 3.3 voltage? There is a 5% tolerance allowed by. See my post here I just made with ATX Specifications and links >>>
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/solu...tml#post267186

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    Honeslty. I'm thinking, but I cant remember the number. Guess I'll have to wait till I get the other board... IF i ever get it. You don't want to know whats going on with that. -.-"
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