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Is My PSU Good Enough For This Rig?

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July 31, 2006 9:01:21 AM

Ok, My computer has a 300w PSU

I am running a P4 550 (115W)
3 SATA Harddrives 7200RPM (2WDs 2 Maxtors)
I have 4 sticks of ram
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July 31, 2006 10:50:12 AM

lol oh well? What would happen if i am overdoing it?
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July 31, 2006 2:39:18 PM

Random system reboots when your rig is peaking its performance (when it uses most power and is effectively squeezing all the juice out of the PSU).

I have never heard of anything catastrophic happening due to low voltage. The device just stops performing a task it was performing, and your platform, detecting this as a serious error (paranoid as it is), reboots your machine to save your hardware.

I am, however, using a 325W PSU for a computer that really requires 337W... it does reboot occationally. Since you deviate more than I do (you lack 19W), and particularly if your PSU is a cheap one that is usually shipped with pre-built computers, then I definitely recommend that you buy a better PSU.
July 31, 2006 2:45:09 PM

u'll be fine. if ur not rebooting then dont worry about it. Dont fix something that doesnt need fixing
July 31, 2006 3:29:18 PM

Exactly what I thought pengwin although i have a 450w coolermaster i just cant be bothered changing it
July 31, 2006 4:17:18 PM

The one i am using is called besttec or bestec it came with my compaq. Is coolermaster better?

Should i expect less noise and less heat?
July 31, 2006 10:13:48 PM

Quote:
The one i am using is called besttec or bestec it came with my compaq. Is coolermaster better?

Should i expect less noise and less heat?


yeah, you should. CM makes pretty good PSU's
August 1, 2006 7:22:57 AM

Ok because i dont feel much heat on my psu lol
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