Power Supply and the AMD 64
Posted on 2004-11-27
I have just bought a knew AMD 64 CPU with a motherboard made by SMI. I have learned that the 12v rail needs to be above 20A.
Currently it seems that my board is not getting enough juice. I have unplugged everything, but it seems nothing will work save the CPU fan and motherboard lights.
I did ram tests and so on. Nothing happend that would indicate any mother board or anything attached to it would be causing the problem.
I took out the Power spupply and saw that my 12v rail is only putting out 12A.
5v putting out 30A.
3.3V putting out 14A.
I did research and from the AMD website have determined my power supply is not powerful enough. My friend purchased the Antec power supply and solved his power supply issues earlier.
My question is that is this the right conclusion about replacing the power supply before i blast money on it?
This would not be urgent if it was not the computer I use for college and research.