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    11.84 enough on 12V?

    According to PCProbe II my Link-Depot 550 watt power supply is only providing 11.84 on the 12v rail. It shows the same thing in bios. It will occasionally drop to 11.78 when a fan kicks into high.

    Link to PS: http://link-depot.com/QFPS.html

    So far I haven't had any problems but was wondering if this was in the acceptable range.

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    Re: 11.84 enough on 12V?

    11.84 is fine.like you said,any symptoms will give way to problems.a voltmeter is best way to check.btw,thats a very interesting power supply.I havent heard of it,but supports both 20 and 24 pin mobos,hmm-I wonder what the amp ratings are..
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    Re: 11.84 enough on 12V?

    11.67 on my true 480 & rock solid....doesn't move an inch. 11.84 is well within tolerances...a voltmeter will give you a dead on reading.

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    Re: 11.84 enough on 12V?

    Thanks for the replies. I always wondered how the volts compared.

    According to the manual that came with it:
    +3.3v - 35A
    +5v - 48A
    +12v - 30A
    -5v - .5A
    -12V - .8A
    +5VSB - 2.5A

    I thought it was interesting too. Got it from Newegg and a week later they weren't selling it anymore. I bought it along with a Lian Li PC V-1000 and had to "ghetto" install it because it was too long. It sticks out of the back of the case about 2".
    I'd post a pic but not sure how. Gotta research that.

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    Re: 11.84 enough on 12V?

    Link Depot are rebadged TTGI, and should be good quality.
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    Re: 11.84 enough on 12V?

    Quote Originally Posted by rbwilton
    Link Depot are rebadged TTGI, and should be good quality.
    Thats good to know too. Thank You!!

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    Re: 11.84 enough on 12V?

    Are these readings taken when the system was under load? If yes then u should be fine. If not then use the recording feature of the old pcprobe, play a heavy game for 30min and then check the graph to see how's your 12v.
    I'm running a quite cheap but very effective Chieftec 420W psu and with my setup (plus 4 usb devises, 2 neon lamps, neon ide cables and 4 led fans) i'm getting 11.77v under load.
    Really love this psu!
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    Re: 11.84 enough on 12V?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeBar
    Are these readings taken when the system was under load? If yes then u should be fine. If not then use the recording feature of the old pcprobe, play a heavy game for 30min and then check the graph to see how's your 12v.
    This was not under load.

    I'll have to check if the new PCProbe II has this feature. If not I'll definitely go back to the old version just to run the recording.

    Thanks for the tip!

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    Re: 11.84 enough on 12V?

    Quote Originally Posted by KPRey316
    This was not under load.

    I'll have to check if the new PCProbe II has this feature. If not I'll definitely go back to the old version just to run the recording.

    Thanks for the tip!
    PCProbeII hasn't got this feature!
    It was by far the most handy in the old version.
    Try and let us know.
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    Re: 11.84 enough on 12V?

    Played with PCProbe II last night. It has "report" which, as far as I can tell will report in a text window whenever any of the monitored items goes beyond/below threshold. I set the 12V threshold to 5%, turned off audible and popup window alerts and started playing BF2.

    Played about 3 hours without any problems and when I checked the report it showed the lowest dip at 11.42, only once though. All the other alerts were at 11.52 and 11.46. Since I've not been having any problems, other than heat (switched my cpu HSF to TT Big Typhoon and no more heat problems), I guess I can forego the PSU shopping until some PSU problem rears it's ugly head

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    Re: 11.84 enough on 12V?

    Quote Originally Posted by KPRey316
    Played with PCProbe II last night. It has "report" which, as far as I can tell will report in a text window whenever any of the monitored items goes beyond/below threshold. I set the 12V threshold to 5%, turned off audible and popup window alerts and started playing BF2.

    Played about 3 hours without any problems and when I checked the report it showed the lowest dip at 11.42, only once though. All the other alerts were at 11.52 and 11.46. Since I've not been having any problems, other than heat (switched my cpu HSF to TT Big Typhoon and no more heat problems), I guess I can forego the PSU shopping until some PSU problem rears it's ugly head
    It's a bit on the low side for my liking espesially for a 550w psu but i agree with u that since u don't have any probs there's no need to change it.
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    Re: 11.84 enough on 12V?

    11.84v at idle seems pretty weak to me. You'll likely find it's better than you think
    once you measure with a volt meter.
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    Re: 11.84 enough on 12V?

    On board measurements are for comparison only, check with a multi meter at a molex. Most boards seem to read low, and they all seem to be different.


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    Re: 11.84 enough on 12V?

    I kinda thought 11.84 would be low when it's not under load. I'll try to get a hold of multi-meter.

    Thanks!

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    Re: 11.84 enough on 12V?

    Quote Originally Posted by KPRey316
    I kinda thought 11.84 would be low when it's not under load. I'll try to get a hold of multi-meter.

    Thanks!
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