Is my PSU Dying

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ok my pc shut down 2 times today

and when I was playing bf2 for about 4 hours my screen just went all garbled

when I rebooted it said my graphic card wasnt hooked up to the power supply. wich it was.

nothing is overclocked.

My Graphics Card is a ATI 850XT PE and I have a Dual Core 3800

I checked the program sensor view and my voltage on the +5v is dipping from high 4.8 right down to as low as 1.9 and back again.
 
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fornowagain said:
You can't go by the sensor. You need to check the voltages with a multimeter.


could be a problem as I dont have one.

mmm well the psu is quiet old its a Enermax 431w had it about 4-5 years now.

ah what the hell I just orderd a Hiper HPU-4K580
 
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Roughneck said:
could be a problem as I dont have one.

mmm well the psu is quiet old its a Enermax 431w had it about 4-5 years now.

ah what the hell I just orderd a Hiper HPU-4K580
That's no excuse, they're only a tenner. Essential overclocking tool for sure.
 
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True you cant always trust the software monitors 100% but if you use a couple of them together you can get a pretty good idea of what is going on.

Dont get the hiper :)
 
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barney said:
True you cant always trust the software monitors 100% but if you use a couple of them together you can get a pretty good idea of what is going on.

Dont get the hiper :)

mm whats wrong with the hiper ?

I dont overclock it should be fine (I hope)

checked out some reviews , one on vipers lair and it got good write ups
 
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barney said:
True you cant always trust the software monitors 100% but if you use a couple of them together you can get a pretty good idea of what is going on.

Dont get the hiper :)
The monitors poll the same sensor, if the sensor's nackered it going to give the wrong reading. Get a multimeter.
 
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Ahh i did not know that (thats why i love this forum :) ).

Can only talk from my own experience but i found a hiper 580w to be no better then a cheap 480w PSU (in terms of actual power output and stability). I wouldnt try one again.
 
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