It seems ur psu is not enough. I burnt a psu a few days ago. It ran well for 3 months without any problem. one day I left the pc in a hot room and a big game was running. I returned after 20 minutes and found the psu burnt. I replaced it and everything is fine now.
I just put my specs through the PS wattage calculator and it tells me it require
250 watts , since mine is a 300 ( enermax = good brand ) it should be sufficient right ? ( possibly answered my own question ).
If anyone can tell me otherwise please do so. thx
It have 15 Amps on the +12 rail , will it be enough?
I dont have to up the voltage on the CPU when I OC.
Last night when I OCed from windows I forgot to unplug the DVD rom and
she rebooted. I then disabled the DVD and everything was stable again and was able to play Quake 4 for hours.
If I had the cash I would just go and buy a new PS but its tight right now.
Nope. If you try to run that system, before long you are going to see power-offs and possible damage from surging voltages. You'll need at least 450 watts to be safe, and a good, name brand PSU, not some generic ACME brand.
It is possible that if (when?) the PSU burns out that it can cause voltage spikes that could fry other components. A friend had a 420W... not sure what brand but not a bottom of the barrel type. His other specs were a 9700Pro, AthlonXP 2100+, 1Gig, 80GB 7200RPM. It had been running fine for over a year I believe, and one day it just blew. The PSU, CPU, Mobo, and GPU all fried (the HD was ok ). He later replaced the PSU with an Antec TP 500, and somehow got all of his components replaced for free from the shop where he bought it...
Basically, if it were me, I'd replace the PSU with a higher wattage model from a reputable company of your choice and not risk frying everything. Plus, if you get a decent enough PSU you can keep it if/when you upgrade.
just bcoz someone had bad luck doesn't mean u have to change ur psu. my psu burnt and I had no prob at all. your psu is good enough I think. make good earthing connection to the case. don't leave ur pc running in high load in a hot room.