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    when i restart my computer i got a message
    "hardware monitor found an error " press F1 so i get into the bios to
    power suplly i andi got the +3.3 voltage in red whats the problem?

  • #2
    Re: hardware monitor error

    What model of Motherboard is it?

    Probably your power supply is faulty -- can you go on and boot into Windows?
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    • #3
      Re: hardware monitor error

      Alternatively if you have a Power Supply Tester you could check the 3.3V output with it.

      Have you gone into the BIOS or used any other third party utility to try any overclocking of your motherboard? If you have, go into the BIOS and set it to the Default Setting.

      Personally, I believe Ossian is correct and your power supply is faulty however please respond to his question before purchasing in a new device.
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        Re: hardware monitor error

        how about my cpu, when I turn it on it says on the monitor that I have to configure it. It always shows whenever I turn my pc on. What's the problem with this?
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        • #5
          Re: hardware monitor error

          Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
          Alternatively if you have a Power Supply Tester you could check the 3.3V output with it.
          I don't know what experiences you've had using these, but I've seen numerous occasions where a PSU tester has given a PSU the all clear when it was in fact faulty.

          I used to work in hardware support and the field guys had these testers and they were saying the PSU was OK but if we swapped the PSU with a known good one then the fault was resolved.
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          • #6
            Re: hardware monitor error

            Originally posted by cruachan View Post
            I don't know what experiences you've had using these, but I've seen numerous occasions where a PSU tester has given a PSU the all clear when it was in fact faulty.

            I used to work in hardware support and the field guys had these testers and they were saying the PSU was OK but if we swapped the PSU with a known good one then the fault was resolved.
            But it can give you a real quick indication if you have a couple of wrong readings fluctating too much. It is just another little tool to use to assist in the diagnosis process and can be checked with a known good PSU to see if the calibration is "ok".

            Multimeter will give better readings but the average person usually isn't able to use/read/interperate the readings. Hence a tester can be an option. Personally if I have a power problem I swap it out with a cheap spare I have around for that purpose.
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