Robin Laing wrote: > Actually, the sensors which are on the mother board can only tell the > correct voltage if they are accurate. In my case, the sensors were > reading +5.4V when the DVM was telling me +4.7 at the mother board > connector. > > Reading through the sensors setup I found that the sensors are not > accurate. I was not impressed in this day and age. If I had not had > issues with a new DVD burner I would never had checked the voltages > because the BIOS reading was giving me a green light. > > I should compare my new system to the sensors reading. > One other thing to keep in mind - the DVM reading may also be off. You may need to have the DVM calibrated - most low priced DVMs are not calibrated from the factory. Even high-end DVMs should be calibrated if high accuracy is important. They should also be calibrated periodically to make sure they are still reading correctly. I have seen that much variation in brand new DVMs just out of the packaging. I am surprised that the motherboard sensors are as accurate as they are. As far as I know, they are not calibrated at all. (Maybe server motherboards, but not consumer quality boards.) Just for fun, grab 3 DVMs at random, and hook all 3 to the same source, and see if they read the same. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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