I have an AMD XP2200+, an Asus A7V8X-X Mobo, 2*256MB DDRAM PC2700, a FDD unit, one LG GSA-4120B DVD-RW, one LG 48x CD-ROM, a Maxtor 120GB 7200rpm with 8MB buffer HDD on ide, one SB Live5.1, one Allied Tellesyn Realtek 8139 network adapter and a Geforce 4 TI 4200 with 64MB Ram. Among these I have one chasis fan, the CPU cooler is quite big(no name) spins at 5000rpm and I've changed the GPU cooler (the new one is a cpu cooler, runs at 4300 rpm, and it's a cooler which supported Duron@1.3GHz). My question is how much power my system drains and if my 350W no-name power supply is enough for it (what's it's true power ?)? (I have sudden resets of the computer for the past 1 month).
Does anyone really know? You can keep an eye on the voltages, but in the end, a 350W generic power supply is an unknown factor. You could try a Fortron Source or Sparkle Power FSP350 "350W" power supply, which has a greater output than it's rating. The opposite is true of most others. And they only cost around $40, which makes them a bargain, even compared to a $20 "generic" power unit.
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I'm going to shock U all, but my power supply is 350.000 lei, that's about 12$. Guess it's the generic of all generics . The voltages are quite O.K : 4.89V the +5, 12.54 the +12V & +3.10 V the +3.3V (which is a little bit out of that 5% margin). I've read that sticky about finding out if your PSU is the cause of all the problems, and by the behaviour of the computer I think it's my PSU (the same happened in spring with another 350W power supply). Guess after all it's worth spending 30-40$