Does my pc need more power on PSU?

I recenlty installed a new graphics card - 3650 HD ATI (not overclocked) and I have been getting errors during games that my graphics card had restarted due to problems. I have searched around and tried all the solutions. One was that my graphics card is not getting enough power.

CPU - Athlon 64 x2 4400+ 2.3Mhz
mATX asus motherboard
5.1 sound card
1 DVD/CD burner drive
1 320GB hard drive
no case fan
250 Watt PSU 3.3v - 18amp, 5v - 25amps, 12v - 14 amps

I am not sure if my psu has enough power and 12v amps to support my new graphics card. Should I get a PSU with more watt and 12v amps?

Thanks!
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  1. look for a decent 350-400w PSU
    OCZ, Corsair, Antec, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, all offer some solid units
  2. Here is a link to the official 3600 series system requirements:
    http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/ati-radeon-hd-3000/hd-3600/Pages/ati-radeon-hd-3600-system-requirements.aspx
    It says that a 400w psu is required. You are seriously underpowered in that regard.
    Look for a quality unit from corsair, PC P&C, antec or seasonic to name a few good units.
  3. You will need at least 16+ amps for your system.
  4. Bluescreendeath said:
    You will need at least 16+ amps for your system.


    Thanks for that info, I got a 350W with 18amp on the 12v rail. =D
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