If you have a multimeter, check it at a molex NOW.
IF the reading is correct get a new psu
IF the reading is NOT correct, you may have a mobo problem
Are you using the mobo headers to power anything?
Do you have any high amp fans plugged into mobo headers?
How many devices are you running in that pc?
My old VP6 mobo had a similar problem for a while, although I did NOT find the cause- I moved form one case to another and a week later the 12v was rising with all other voltages ok.
I could not find a problem, but after two weeks my 12v was around 14v and I started to smell something funny. Frequent crashes were starting to occur.
A trace on my mobo burned out and the board was never the same; RIP VP6.
I would try to find exactly what the problem is fast, my friend: that is too much voltage to be going to the motherboard.
well for time being im not going to use the computer the thing I think is odd is that it hasint crashed may just be that linux roX!
its been a while since I used a MM eh can you refresh my memory? I know to set it on DC V after that I am a little confused
T-Bird [email protected] 1.9V (un-modded)
4 60GB Maxtor Hard drives
2 CD-Roms (48X burner and a 48X reader)
7 80MM Fans 1 92MM fan 120MM delta on the 5v line (ran the delta at 7V for a while think that could be it?)
2 system blowers
GeForce2 TI 64
Water cooling is completely independant from the computer power
well I took another look back at what the reeding on the MM was for the 5 volt and tried to judje it from that
looks to me like the 5 volt is right on par acording to the MM now it allso reads that the 12 volt is slightly over 12 like 12.2 or so well thats a relief ... or is it? so would my motherboard be the problem? is it going to "die"?
oh wait now I remember one day I started up my computer and smelled something burning I was turning on all of them at once so I wasint exacly sure wich one it was but I shut them down and re stared a few finding no problem ..... crap
When my Abit board messed up and read high voltages the PSU was right in spec- and yet MBM5 was reporting MUCH higher voltages
I still do not know just what caused it, or if there is a real fix- I am not an electronics wiz.......can't read the codes on a resistor, etc.!
What I do know is what happened with mine: Soldered a wire across the visibly burnt trace and it would run as a network pc, but NOT with a local user (?)
A few months later it started crashing a lot, so I shut it down.
A few months after that I started up again and it ran fine.
A few months later it started acting up again.
A few months later it was fine.
I found a cheap duallie mobo and replaced it.
My guess is that something got wrecked in the voltage regulation circuits and was sporadically showing up- it sounds like yours MAY be the same.......
well I have had this board for like a year or so and uh the last time that took it out of the case (around april 20th). it was NOT reporting 16 volts
and last time that I check the bios was before I re-aranged my room. right after re-arrangin my room (did this about 2-3 weeks ago) I hooked up my comp and smelled something burning. I was starting a few comps at the time so I wasint sure exactly which one it was. well I realized (ref to previous posts) that this was my voltage regulator frying itself beyond this I am unsure how this will effect the board
btw all I bought a new board cuz I dont want this one to fail for TuxLAN so I just bough one anyway here it is
i'm sorry.... www.resellerratings.com plug in OCSystem in there, they are a very shady company at best.. just overclock other people's RAM and slap their own labels on... IF you even get the RAM.. you'll be lucky if it runs in spec least thats my experience with them and i'm not alone. your mileage may vary
gee I took a look at the back of the motherboard the other day. Found one of the traces had some black stuff on it and then, I noticed that one had broken and come off the motherboard. I'd say thats the problem im supprised this thing still works!
note: the trace is large and runs from near the memory (even though this doesn effect the meomory) all the way close to the motherboard bathery
allso I would just like to say the ironic thing about this board is it had previously been voltage modded. the board worked fine for a long time moded like this. but it broke under normal usage he he