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PC Alert 4 brings up a voltage warning

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Right, I have an MSI board, so I update it with the official utilites and drivers etc regularly. Today I installed this "PC Alert 4". As soon as I start it, it starts a warning alarm sound. It appears that it thinks my +5V voltage isn't right. It reads it as 3.34... which is the same as the 3.3V apparently. The +12V voltage doesnt even show. The minimum threshold for +5V before the warning goes off is 4... so I'm a while off that.

My specs:
PSU: Hiper 530W (Think its this one)
Motherboard: MSI K9N Neo-F
processor: AMD Athlon 64 3500+ AM2
graphics card: Inno3D GeForce 7600GS
RAM: 2x Kingston 512mb DDR2 PC4200 SDRAM
HDD: Samsung 160GB S300 7200RPM 8MB

Driving me bonkers... what can I do to solve it? This utility seems to spot the problem but offer no help whatsoever with solving the problem when it is spotted >_<


Core center, also brought out by MSI, displays my +5V reading as 5.25V and also reads my +12V as something normal as well.

I'm thinking this is a problem with the program perhaps?

Edited by Fenor, 02 May 2007 - 06:02 AM.

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The voltages should be at or around about their appropriate values on the majority of rails, though there are a couple of exceptions.

If the problem is only produced in one program and not in others, I suspect the program is at fault.
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I agree with Neil on this one, but does your bios show voltages. You could check there as a comparison.
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Help PC alert 4 alrm going off! Can anyone help with this picture and explain to me what wrong?
I have 4 Fans all running okay?
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:welcome: Hixxy22
The +12V rail on your PSU is shown as failing, what is the brand and model of your PSU please.

Couple of programs that you can run and provide screenshots for us to check, see canned speech below;

Download Speedfan and install it. Once it's installed, run the program and post here the information it shows. The information I want you to post is the stuff that is circled in the example picture I have attached.
If you are running on a vista machine, please go to where you installed the program and run the program as administrator.

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(this is a screenshot from a vista machine)

Do the same with HWMonitor please http://www.cpuid.com.../hwmonitor.html

To capture and post a screenshot;

Click on the ALT key + PRT SCR key..its on the top row..right hand side..now click on start...all programs...accessories...paint....left click in the white area ...press CTRL + V...click on file...click on save...save it to your desktop...name it something related to the screen your capturing... BE SURE TO SAVE IT AS A .JPG ...otherwise it may be to big to upload...
then after typing in any response you have... click on browse...desktop...find the screenshot..select it and click on the upload button...then on the lower left...after it says upload successful...click on add reply like you normally would.
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