Is my PS no good?

DeeFrag

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Hi, I have had this Antec TruePower550 for a little less than a year. I just installed MBM for no reason and everything looks reasonable except for the -12V rail which reads -6.93V and the -5V rail which reads -3.33V. I know these aren't really used for anything in modern computers but could it be a sign of a dying PS?

I'm powering the following hardware with this PS:
P4 2.6C @ 3.25 for now Vcore=1.55
1GB PC4000 DDR (2 x Corsair 512 sticks)
ATI 9800XT
74GB Raptor SATA
80GB WD 7200rpm EIDE
250GB 7200rpm SATA
ASUS 1604P DVD/RW
LiteOn 52x CD/RW
Pioneer DVD-115 reader only
floppy
Audigy 1
NIC
3 x 80mm case fans, 1 x 80mm Vantec Tornado on SLK900 for cpu.

Got all my watercooling gear, just need time to install it.
 

_Korruption_

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Software readings are known to be horrendously inaccurate at times. If you want some good absolute voltages, bust out a multimeter and measure your 12V and 5V from a molex.
 

Ice Czar

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DeeFrag said:
I know these aren't really used for anything in modern computers but could it be a sign of a dying PS?
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No they can be safely ignored

since there is no load on them wild readings are perfectly normal
besides they amount to about, or less than, an amp a peice
 
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