Power supply supplying wrong voltages
All of a sudden my power supply (AT), which is quite old (around 4 yrs) is supplying wrong voltages on 12V line. I am getting warning during POST also. MBM reports the following:
+12V : +15.50V
-12V : -11.33V
Rest all is normal. I am planning to buy a new power supply (most probably a new ATX cabinet) to replace this one. Just want to know is it safe to keep the system running for some time till then. It's my only system and I depend on it. I must say it is working normal though. Any possible problem(s) if I continue for some time?
Thanks in advance...
It would be wise to get the voltages checked by someone with a voltmeter, the software may be wrong!.
If the 12V line is really at 15V, thats over 20% high, most components in a pc will not worry too much, the processor is the main problem, but I'm pretty sure that is fed off the 5V line. Nonetheless it will shorten the life of any components that get hot (they will get 20% hotter).
Check the voltages soon, and if they are high, get a new PSU quickly.
Yes, definitely check the voltage by hand. If it checks out to correspond to those numbers, I'd get a new power supply.
Thanks for all the replies. I'll get a voltmeter and check the voltages. Its nice to know that I can still run for some time. Anyway, I'll get it replace ASAP.
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