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Old 26th March, 2008, 11:05 AM
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I am probably using the term incorrectly but, when the voltages are dropping below what they are set to or "supposed" to be. Most of the time the term is used in ref to a mobo's ability to maintain the set voltage in the bios. Simple version.

In your case, the PSU is being asked to handle more than it really can. The voltages can not be maintained. Using a volt meter will tell you this for sure. If at no load your 12V rail is say 12.4 volts, but once you load it with all your components and your OC then the 12v rail only reads 11.8v, there is a problem. +/- 5% is what is required by standard, that does not mean that your components will like even a 3% drop.
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