I have a brand new system but the performance did not satisfy me specially graphic and planning to upgrade to 8800 GTS 640Mb.
OC CPU any level higher from standard, VGA overheated. Temp GPU riched 56 C using RivaTuner 2.0 and "command and conquer" suddently stopped and there's sign stated that It may be caused by overheated hardware.
6300 OC to 2.8 Ghz idle temp using rivatuner is 55-56 C but in BIOS stated 45 C.
Standard case with fans: 2x8inch (in), 1x 8inch (out) and 1x12inch (out)
Gigabyte 965P DS3 F4 bios
C2D 6300 at stock clock
Scythe Ninja Plus
Corsair CMX2 2X2048 1:1 5-5-5-18
Sparkle 6600 512Mb 128bit passive cooling
WDC sataII 250Gb
LG L1900R 19" 2000:1, 4ms
Calculate total watt using PSUEngine is 410W.
Can I just replace 6600 to 640Mb 8800 GTS without changing PSU?
If not, any good suggestion PSU around 500 -550 watt to supply 8800, consider my room has it's own limited electricity with split AC, refrig and 100 watt TV.
If I remember correctly the smartpower 2.0 series ranked 3 on the xtremesystems rankings, along with several FSP units. If its as bad as you say, then either its in the wrong rank or the other psus there must be bad too, even if they are supposedly "high quality".
Wow, that is sad, for 500w. I won't do RAID, and my next card will be in 2 years. I'll worry about it then. Glad to have ya around mpilch. Out of the many posters on the Forumz, I respect you the most. :wink: