Hello! Okay so some relevant system specs: i7-920 CPU (max of around 130-140W)
eVGA GTX 260 core 216 GPU (max of around 200W and asks for 36A on 12V Rails and 500W min recd)
Antec Earthwatts 500W PSU (2 12V rails with 22A on each)
My earthwatts psu, apparently wasnt enough for my setup.
I had issues with random system restarts while gaming.
Not 100% sure its the psu, but i'm guessing it is.
After being driven completely mad, I struggled a bit but finally got newegg to RMA it for me.
I'm leaving for finland in 2 weeks.
I need to get a new psu before i leave because the RMA window will be closed the day i leave!
The new PSU needs to be this size: (All below are the same in INCHES, CM, AND MM)
- 3.39" (H) x 5.91" (W) x 5.51" (D/L)
- 8.6cm (H) x 15cm (W) x 14cm (D/L)
- 86mm (H) x 150 (W) x 140 (D/L)
It needs to be almost exactly that size or it wont fit, as its going into a dell case.
I would run memtest first an each of your ram sticks, one at a time. Pc power and cooling makes a replacement ps for dell cases, and they're a good brand. Newegg had one for around $60 recently with 40 amps on a single 12v rail.
+1 for running Memtest to check your RAM first.
Also, give your CPU a quick check with prime95 just to be sure.
If you have anything overclocked, try running it at stock and see if the problem persists.
I would be surprised if your Antec Earthwatts 500w is at fault.
It is a high quality PSU and should have no issues with your rig.
If you must get a new PSU now, I would would either go with the Corsair 550w or the comparable PCP&C or Seasonic model.