Questions tagged [voltage]

Voltage is the measure of electrical current. This tag should only be used when asking questions related to powering computers and peripheral equipment. It is not for asking about voltage issues related to the commercial supply of power to your home or office.

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I have a 3.3 Volt PCI ethernet card working on a 5 Volt PCI slot. How is it possible?

This is the design for PCI slots: As you can see, there are 32/64 bits and 3.3/5 Volts. For what I know: 32 bits PCI cards can work in 64 bits slots of the same voltage. 64 bits PCI cards can ...
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USB-C Chargers: Is it safe to charge a phone with a laptop's power supply?

I have an HP Chromebook and a Nexus 6P smartphone, and both of them use USB-C connections for charging. When I plug the Chromebook into the Nexus's charging cable, it works fine and I just get a ...
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Can computer power supplies use North American 240V (hot-hot-ground)?

Simple question: Most computer power supplies are auto-sensing between 110V/120V and 220V/240V. This begs the question, can they use 240V in North America i.e. connected to both hots (red and black)?
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Is it safe to use a laptop AC adapter with 220V power if the AC cable is not rated for 220V?

The AC adapter supplied with my laptop is designed to accept voltage in the range of 100-240VAC at 50-60Hz, but the AC cable that plugs into the adapter unit itself is only rated to 125VAC 7.5A 2.5A. ...
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CPU voltage settings set in BIOS always stay the default

Default voltage is 1.5v.It can be set to the highest setting (1.55) or even to 0.8v but the voltage always is 1.5v. How to make it 1.55v? Can I somehow make it higher than listed there (like 1.6v) ...
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Is it better to use an offset or manually set CPU voltage (with respect to CPU longevitity)?

The Background: I recently built a new computer, and I'm working with the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro motherboard and Intel i7 2600k processor. While this question does not pertain specifically to my hardware, ...
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Lenovo Trim Yellow rectangular power adapter

Need Lenovo Yellow Power adapter connector information, its a MYSTERY to me!! Options ‎ Hello all, I recently just purchased my first Lenovo products with the new Yellow rectangular power adapter. ...
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Got shocked by a native dell laptop charger outputting 19.5 V 6.5 A DC. It was REALLY uncomfortable, but was that dangerous?

Okay. My laptop was running out of battery. I grabbed my charger (outputting 19.5 V 6.5 A DC) which was plugged into the wall, and as I touched the end of the charger I got some electric shock going ...
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Different RAM voltage

on my PC I have 2 kingston RAMs. The only difference is that one runs at 1,35V, the other at 1,5. As you can see frequency, latency and others doesn't change. My motherboard is an Asus K30AD_M31AD-...
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Under what conditions will a group-regulated PSU damage a modern computer?

These days, group-regulated power supply design is considered obsolete and is ideally avoided—primarily due to the poor regulation under crossload. For example, Shilka pulls no punches here, and while ...
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How to optimize PLL voltage

I am overclocking my Core i7 (Ivy Bridge 3770K), aiming for a moderate overclock. Currently I have it easily stable at a pleasant 4.4GHZ - BCLK defaulted at 100.00MHz, with the multiplier set to x44. ...
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Are all DDR3L (1.35V) DIMMS safe to use in a computer system that uses DDR3 (1.5V) DIMMs?

The sales support of (the consumer/prosumer sales subsidiary of) a DRAM manufacturer answered a pre-sales question I made with (translated from an email in French): 1.35V Memory DIMMs are dual ...
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Using adapter with higher output voltage?

My adapter is broken, and I'm currently using another one while I'm waiting for a new adapter. The input voltage and amps are the same for both adapters, while there are difference in the output ...
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Using alternate rating laptop charger [duplicate]

I am using Sony Vaio and laptop charger burned its rating was 19.5V-3.9A, i am trying to find the same model but I have been only been able to find one with the rating 19.5V-4.7A. Can I use this, any ...
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Will my laptop be ok with this different laptop charger? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Charging laptop with non-original charger How can I tell if an AC adapter is compatible with my laptop? So the original laptop charger broke and I switched to a charger from ...
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How to overclock CPU using only FSB?

According to my BIOS the CPU temperature and the system temperature are 16°C and 18°C respectively for Idle on stock air cooling. (It used to be 40°C and 48°C when I kept my computer inside a case. ...
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RAM upgrading tips

I am going to increase RAM size by add another DIMM in the 2nd slot of my motherboard. My concern is how to buy RAM online with exact voltage, speed, single or dual channel. Will my mother board ...