First post, by Niborius
Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but if possible I would like to test the voltages of my PSU while it is connected to the motherboard, using the metal ends of the pins on the back of the board.
The reason I'd like to do it this way is because the cable (it's an AT PSU) was very hard to get onto the motherboard and if possible I'd just prefer to leave it untouched now.
I should also add that I haven't used a multimeter before, let alone test a PSU. Is there anything in particular I should look out for?
The reason I'd like to test the PSU is because I'm having numerous issues with my retro PC and I can't find the source of it. Just last week a IDE CF Card reader seemed to cause a short and is now fried, although I'm not 100% if perhaps a metal bit of the back of the card reader touched the case.
But other than that I also have issues with I/O Controllers not working properly and/or dying.
Could it be that the PSU is producing voltages that are too high/low?