Originally Posted by DILLIGAF
Well that seems OK, was this reading taken during the boot cycle or when the pc was running? At boot there is a significantly increased load on the psu as all the devices are powered up.
The next thing I'd try is updating all m/board drivers and running MemTest or similar to check the ram.
The black screen would suggest that there is a problem with device drivers somewhere, have you checked Device Manager to see if there are any problem devices?
It could be something as simple as a faulty power switch.
The reading was done when the computer was running, but now, I've noticed that it's gone down to 11.83 V. I think the problem either deals with my psu, each component not getting enough power to start up at the same time..perhaps it's even some kind of safety feature even though I havn't seen any mention of that from the newegg reviews. It's a HIPER HPU-4K530-MS. I also started to wonder if the problem dealt with my cpu, a core 2 duo overclocked from 1.8ghz to 2.5ghz. Now that I think of it, when I started the PC up for the very first time, it wouldn't turn on and it smelled like something had fried. I tried it a few more times and eventually, I was able to install windows and everything. I havn't had any problem with it shutting down randomly or anything else that would indicate damaged parts. It runs fine (after it boots) and has been since I built it about 3-4 weeks ago. I really don't know why it does the boot thing or why it smelled fried on the first start up, so I don't know where to start.