Registering voltage where? With what, exactly?
Obviously if you didn't have any DC voltage coming from the power supply, you wouldn't have a working system, so could you please be more specifc about the problem?
hi, I am using a util called SuperStep, This monitors various functions:
At present it is showing nil voltage for -5V and -12V
CPU Vcore = 1.20
VDDR = 1.77
+3.3V = 3.35
+5V = 5.01
+12V = 12.04
-5V = no value
-12V = no value
5VSB = 5.09
VBAT = 3.15
I had minus values, but they have just diapeared. I am certain the util is working as early today had to turn of when cpu reched 66C, this was confirmed by both util and MoBo-alarm being set off.
So do I need minus values? what actually uses them? I can't understand how a minus value works or what it does, and am concerned because I dont know, as this could mean a problem I dont know about yet.....
I'm not too good at this, but if I were to take a guess, I'd say it's either the software acting wonky or one of the sensors failed. Because I don't think it's possible for the computer to even turn on without the nagative voltages.
However, you could confirm this by testing your SMPS on another computer, and by connecting a known working SMPS to your computer.
I would wager that you do have the voltage out of the power supply, and it's just the software.
Before you get too worried about it, I would get a DVM and check out the voltages with this.
Yes- if you really want/need to verify your voltages, don't relay on a piece of sensor software to give you accurate information. Borrow or buy a voltmeter and test the voltages directly at the power connectors inside the computer.