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PCAlert 4 3.3V Voltage alert?

by jaymathew5150 / December 9, 2004 3:59 PM PST

My system is an AMD Athlon XP1800+ on an MSI KT3 Ultra2 with 384 MB DDR Hynix RAM (266MHz)and an Asus GeForce 4 Ti4200 128 MB running Win XP Home SP2 v.2149.
Its just over 30 months old and also installed is temp. monitoring utility that came along with the motherboard called PCAlert 4.
I noticed a problem today while I was playing a game. There was this intermittent warning beep and PCAlert came up showing that the voltage of one module (3.3V) in the red. The min threshold was 3.0V and it was shwoing 2.99V then it went back into the green.
I haven't particularly noticed the value earlier but now it is about 3.07V.
Anything I should be worrying about?


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Re: PCAlert 4 3.3V Voltage alert?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2004 8:23 PM PST

Can you tell the forum about the power supply in this machine? Just the Watts may be enough, and the maker, age in years...


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Re: PCAlert 4 3.3V Voltage alert?
by jaymathew5150 / December 9, 2004 8:57 PM PST

Its just over 2 years old. Manufactured by Mercury (Kobian) and I am 95% sure its 300W (or is it 350? definitely not 400 though)
I have never had a similar complaint till now, just this morning, and it hasnt repeated since then.

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Re: PCAlert 4 3.3V Voltage alert? with 300W 2 year old PSU.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2004 9:30 PM PST

I think you've found it.

If you are starting to experience random reboots, the power supply has aged and you'll want to fit a new 450 Watt PSU.


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