What kind of Graphics Card can my PSU support

September 28, 2011 at 10:42:04
Specs: Win XP Service pack 3, Core2Duo 2.93 Ghz/ 2GB 800 Ghz
I used CUPID Hardware Monitor & got this value:
CPU VCORE: 1.14 Volts; VIN1: 1.27 Volts; +3.3V: 3.17 Volts; +5V: 4.75 Volts;
+12V: 8.59 Volts; VIN5: 0.77 Volts; VIN6: 0.99 Volts
Temperature 0(SYSTIN): 42°C (107°F); (CPUTIN) Temperature 1: 38°C (100°F)
(AUXTIN) Temperature 2 41°C (105°F) (CPUFAN) Fan 1: 2312 RPM

Also i use Real Temp & got this output: 2933 MHz; CPU Load: 60% Temperature:70C by constantly refreshing desktop.

My OS is Win XP Service pack 3, CPU is Core2Duo 2.93 GHz & RAM is 2GB 800 GHz. It's a custom build PC.

What kind of Graphics Card can my PSU support (If any)? Should i change my PSU? Cause i am troubled by +12V output.

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September 28, 2011 at 11:01:28
What make and model PSU?
Hardware monitor is providing only temperatures and voltages, and I expect they are wrong.
What motherboard?

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September 28, 2011 at 14:12:32
Info provided is pretty useless. Post the make/model of your motherboard & the make/model/wattage of your power supply, along with the amperage on the +12v rail.

BTW, your system wouldn't even run if the +12v was at 8.59v. I suggest you try another monitoring program or look in the BIOS.

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September 29, 2011 at 07:30:05
My mobo is Intel DG41RQ, The PSU has 3.3V~28A, 12V~16A, 5V~28A. PSU is not form a good brand (Valuetop). I bought the PSU by 12$. (It's an ATX). Bios is showing 11.88V, 3.37V, 4.88V. It will be appreciable if You guys suggest any good Monitoring Software

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September 29, 2011 at 07:41:01
I am very confused. Cause my bios is showing CPU temp 35-40C at start up. If i stay in Bios for 20s i get readings 20C!. After 30s it gives me below 10C. The Mobo temp st remains 37C, Then it rises to 40-42C & stay fix to that.

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October 11, 2011 at 10:31:41
Sorry guys. As my Mobo is Intel DG41RQ it shows only Processor Thermal Margin. Which means it shows, how much hot your CPU can get before it shut down itself to save itself. since my CPU is Core2Duo, it's threshold is 100C. Now, i am using HWinfo32 to monitor my CPU. I also change my Heatsink, which was the root cause of the overheating of my CPU. Which gives the reading

Vcore:1.136V ; Vcpu: 2.57V ; +3.33V: 3.23V ; +5V: 3.78V

Now it will be very helpful if anyone can tell me if anything is wrong with my PSU. Though, my PC is working very good. But, in future i am willing to add a Graphics Card in my PC

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