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- Replaces power supply P3BF
- Martin L
November 13, 2006, 8:27 am
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I just replaced the power supply in my old P3BF Asus motherboard
Now, when I start, I get an Hardware monitor found an error, press DEL to
enter setup and check monitor status.
In the voltages section, where it should be -5V it's -6.1V in red.
I tried another power supply and get the same error.
The computer runs fine however if I ignore this error but would like to know
why I get this.
Re: Replaces power supply P3BF
See if the board bios has an option to not halt on errors,
or only halt on selected errors instead of all of them.
That's not a problem, most systems from the past decade or
so don't use -5V anymore so if the PSU doesnt' load that
rail internally, it may stray off the expected value but it
isnt' a problem per se.
BIOS glitch, they didn't take into account that this -5V
might not be stable without anything using it. Some PSU
don't have this instable -5V rail but I wouldn't change the
PSU just to get one that doesn't, unless you can't disable
the BIOS setting, error message halting the system and find
it too annoying to keep pressing DEL to continue booting.