5 months ago
Currently I have a 500W 80+ Thermaltake PSU which came with the PC I have. All the components are what came with the PC, which I bought from CyberPowerPC. The PC can be found here:
And here are the specs:
Motherboard: ASUSTeK SATA 6Gb/s DDR4 CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 6-core processor GPU: AMD Radeon RX 580 RAM: Single 8gb XPG ADATA DDR4 stick Storage: 1 TB Hard Drive PSU: Thermaltake 500W 80+ Cooling: Deep Cool brand fan mounted on the mobo that came with the PC
Basically over the past ten or so months, I've had the computer shut down on me while I was in the middle of playing games. The likeliest explanation I've seen for this is a faulty PSU, however I've been told that two shutdowns over a ten month period isn't definitive. I've downloaded hardwaremonitor and intend to use it while playing Fallout 4, the game I was playing when it most recently shutdown on me, to monitor temperatures and voltages. Is it safe to do this? I'll have to alt-tab to check every now and then since I've only got one monitor, but in the case that it does shut down again, it sounds like the PSU has protections in place to keep other components from being harmed.
I guess my biggest question is whether this is a good idea to try and if so, I was also wondering if someone could help me make sense of the readouts in hardwaremonitor regarding voltages. Is it the 12V under ASUSTeK Computer Inc., Voltages at the top that I need to be looking at? And what number should I make sure it doesn't exceed?
Picture of what I'm talking about: https://imgur.com/a/IgQl0XT#7xEEIbP
Thanks for any help anyone can provide!