Motherboard corrupting power supply

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visual8

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Is it possible to have a motherboard corrupt a power supply?

I have a computer that quite working and I suspected the power supply. I installed a working power supply but that did not help. When I checked the voltage levels on the power supply, the 12 volt pins were only at 11 volts.

Did my motherboard wreck my ATX power supply?

Any help would be appreciated
 
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Look at the label on your power supply. There should be a tolerance for your voltages of + or - so many volts. Are you sure it's not your motherboard that is bad??
 

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I have looked at the power supply label. There is no +/- tolerance labeling on it.

The original power supply had a voltage level of 10 on pins 10 and 12. That voltage is way too low.

Could that have hurt the motherboard?

(I am starting to think that it is a serious motherboard problem.)
 
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There should be a +3.3v +5v, a -5v, +12v and -12v does sound kinda low at 10v.
 

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I have come to the conclusion that I need to have both a new motherboard and a new power supply. (anything for an upgrade)

Thanks for the help.
 
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