Power source only gives 3V
Posted on 2004-11-27
Hi, first of all I want to apologize for my English.
I have bought a computer about three months ago and it has given me one headache after another.
motherboard: Asus A7V8X-X
processor: Athlon XP 2400+
512 Mb RAM
video card Nvidia FX-5500
It has a 400 W power source. I ran Asus PC Probe and noticed that it was not giving 3.3 V but only about 3.0. And it was giving 12.5, not 12.
Today the computer would not boot up, so I called a technician and he saw that there was a problem with the 3.3 cable. He lent me another power source and it is working, but PC Probe is still showing 3.0 V
a. Is this a problem?
b. Can it be a motherboard problem? Could the motherboard cause the source to fail?