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July 14, 2010 3:24:47 PM

Will i see an improvement in gaming performance if i upgrade, currently running :
350 watt power supply
6420 core 2 duo @ 3.2 Ghz , fsb 1600
2x 512 modules + 2x 1Gb modules = 3gb ram
8800gt 512 (not overclocked)
2x 80gb HDD in raid
1x 250gb HDD
2x 80mm fans

so far i run most games such as splinter cell conciction, assasins 2, max settings without any crashes. Machine is 3 years old,only recently has the FSB,CPU been overclocked.

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a b ) Power supply
July 14, 2010 3:34:05 PM

PSU, won't improve anything unless the system is shutting down randomly... Don't bother
a b ) Power supply
July 14, 2010 3:37:22 PM

You are maxing out your PSU but like Computerrock1 said as long as you are not getting random shut downs I wouldn't worry about it. A larger PSU will add no performance gains. You will only need a bigger PSU if you go with a more powerful GPU otherwise you are good even with your overclock.
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July 14, 2010 3:44:23 PM

Thanx alot guys :bounce: 
, nope, no random shut downs yet. i'll just wait for this psu to die then i'll reinvest in a good one, thought i was missing out on the 8800's full potential(stock).
July 21, 2010 4:14:39 PM

Best answer selected by 6ghost.