Guessing I need a new PSU to OC more? Tags: CPUs Overclocking Product Last response: January 25, 2010 10:23 PM in Overclocking Share contrast83 January 25, 2010 10:06:52 PM I just finished building my first desktop with the following components: Gigabyte GZ-X1 case w/ 400W power supply (http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Chassis/Products_Sp...) Gigabyte GA-EP43T-UD3L motherboard (http://www.gigabyte.us/Products/Motherboard/Products_Sp...) Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 processor (http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SLA...) MassCool CPU cooler (http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) BFG nVidia 9800 GT 512MB video card (http://www.bfgtech.com/bfge98512gte.aspx) Kingston DDR3 1333 2G memory (http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator_new/partsi...) + 3x 7200RPM SATA hard drives 1x DVD burner I've read of people overclocking this processor to 3.5GHz stable on air. Given the cheap cooler I got, I don't plan to take it above 3.2, but as of now, I can only get it up to 2.92-- whenever I try going higher than that, the system tries to boot a couple times before reverting to default settings. I'm hoping this is due to the crappy 400-watt power supply I have running everything. I just want to be sure before I go out and spend money on a new one. Thanks in advance for any help with this. More about : guessing psu treefrog07 a b à CPUs a b K Overclocking January 25, 2010 10:23:31 PM No specs. on your 400W PSU. If you're looking for suggestions, this page is ~601W to 700W 80+ efficiency, I've been using this for the last 13 months 24/7, no problems: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX, it's ~$90 w/free shipping now. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed help choosing PSU for new OC'd/Gaming build Forum SolvedDo you think I need more than 550w psu? Forum SolvedMore OC issues need solving Forum SolvedDo I need a higher wattage PSU for more fans? Forum SolvedDoes R7 265 need more than 500W PSU? Forum SolvedHi.MOBO MSI 970A-46GPCU AMD FX-6350PSU powercool 650wGPU Sapphire dual x R9 280 oc with boost.Put a new rig (all p Forum SolvedHow much more power does radeon 79xx need when overclocked? Im buying psu quick Forum SolvedDo I need a new CPU cooler to OC i5 3550? Forum Solveddo i need more psu power if i upgrade my ram? Forum SolvedWhat PSU do I really need? What is the best budget cooler for OC i5 4670k to 4GHz? Forum SolvedWill a 650w PSU be enough or will I need more? Forum Solvednew to this need help! asus r7 265 directCU II OC vs sapphire r7 265 dual x Forum almost done with new build...need help once more on PSU Forum SolvedWhat kind of psu do i need for 780 oc SLI Forum SolvedWanting to OC, but need to know wattage for PSU Forum SolvedI5 3570k + gtx 760 (OC?) New PSU Forum SolvedIs getting a PSU more than what you need good? Forum SolvedPSU Need for 2x Crossfire R9 290X and OC'ed FX-9370 Forum SolvedPSU for Crossfire and OC'ing, Need Help/Suggestions! Forum SolvedNew at this. Is this a good build for the money? Do I need a case fan or fan controller? OC or not? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !