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Does my computer have enough power supply?

Last response: in Components
November 15, 2012 7:12:06 PM


I bought a custom-built computer and I´m wondering now if my PSU is powerfull enough. I hope I can get help with this.

My specs:

Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced Svart
Fans: 1x 120mm Front, 1x 140mm Top, 1x 120mm B

Silver Power SP-SS500 500W PSU
ATX 12V V2.2, 80 Plus, Standard, 1x 6pin+1x 6+2pin

AMD FX-4100 4-Core Processor
Socket- AM3+, 3.6Ghz, 95W, 6MB L2 + 6MB L3 Cache,

ASUS M5A97 R2.0, Socket-AM3+
ATX, 970+SB950, DDR3, 2xG2-PCIe-x16, CFX, SATA 6Gb

Kingston ValueR. DDR3 1333MHz 8GB, CL9
Kit w/2x ValueRAM 4GB DDR3

MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB PhysX CUDA
PCI-Express 3.0, "Twin Frozr III", GDDR5, DVI-D+DV

Seagate Barracuda® 2TB
SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3.0), 64MB Cache, 7200RPM, 3.5"

Samsung DVD Writer, SH-224BB
SATA, DVD±R: 24x, DVD±R DL: 8x, CD-R: 48x, Bulk, B

Thanks in advance.

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a b ) Power supply
November 15, 2012 7:16:09 PM

I've never heard of your brand of ps. Should have asked before you ordered. Any system instability? Are you overclocking?
November 15, 2012 7:31:24 PM

I regret that I did not think of this before...
I´m not overclocking and have no plans to do so.
a b ) Power supply
November 15, 2012 7:58:26 PM

Check the 12v rail rating in amps on the label. You should have at least 18 amps on each rail. It may have one or two rails. Also, did it feel like it was under 3 lbs in weight? That's also a bad sign of a low end unit.
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