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Junky Power Supply?

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Sep 3, 2002
Roselle, IL
Hey guys,

Not quite sure why but all of a sudden I've been losing signal to the monitor and I've also been experiencing lock - ups. I posted this over at the video card forum and they thought that it was something wrong with my power supply. The pic below shows very low (?) 3.3 line readings. I have 4 80mm and 1 120mm fan connected to the computer, I'm not sure if that has any effect on anything. Just recently, whether by coincidence or something else, I lost signal the the monitor RIGHT when I pressed the eject key on my CD-ROM drive. Here's a pic from MBM5.

(Rig Specs In Sig)


Thanks for the help


Oct 30, 2001
Have you set up MBM 5 so it recognizes your board? With your 3.3 line being that low it just doesn't seem right to me. Also your -12 and -5 lines aren't registering properly.


Senior Member
Dec 20, 2000
Albany, NY
Take a peek at Hoot's sticky "How Good is your PSU" on the front. Gives you a meams to calculate how well you PSU is performing.


Aug 29, 2001
I think you should check in bios also to see if the readings from mbm is right. If it is i guess you should change your psu. Are you overclocking your system too? (that takes a lot of power)