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Checking PSU health?

My PSU is 7 years old now. It hasn't been giving me problems but i'm thinking of OCing my i5-3750k and the age of the psu is kind of old isnt it? most people tell me 5 years is a average lifetime of a psu. So, is there a way to check the health of my psu? can i check voltage or something to see if it's failing or if it's just fine? I have a multi-meter.

Current PSU: OCZ 700W

Perhaps new one: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095&cm_re=620w-_-17-151-095-_-Product
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  1. Best answer
    Use HWINFO to check the voltages.

    I would replace it though.
  2. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Use HWINFO to check the voltages.

    I would replace it though.


    ty for quick response. I'm actually looking at replacing it with this http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095&cm_re=620w-_-17-151-095-_-Product Do you think this PSU is good?
  3. Yes it's a very good power supply.
  4. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Yes it's a very good power supply.


    So, Interesting enough I wanted to test my current psu to see if it is indeed failing in anyway because it is so old so I popped open the case, Turned on the pc, took my multimeter (set to DC 20v or less) and tested 12v and 5v rails. My 12v rail tested for 12.35v and my 5v rail tested for 5.06v. I did the test idling (idk if I should run some stress program and test) but those readings seem very healthy to me...Im kind of surprised. I expected like a 10% swing in either way that would show it's deteriorating but there's not.
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