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Is my PSU powerfull enough?

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December 27, 2002 9:34:37 PM

I'm afraid my PSU is not powerfull enough for my system.
I'm using an Aopen 245W PSU that came with te case, the problem is that the air he blows runs hot quite quickly
and that my case is packed!
description:
Duron 1.2Ghz
MOBO:MSI K7T PRO (6330)
RAM: 2x Crucial 256mb C2 PC133
HDD1: Maxtor Diamond max Plus 9 60GB
HDD2: IBM 60GXP 40GB
DVD: Pioneer 16x40x Slot-in
CD-RW: LG 12x8x32
GPU: ATI Radeon 7200 64MB SDR AGP
PCI Slots:
1)Promise ULTRA 133 TX²
2)Sound blaster live! 5.1
3)NIC 3COM 3c905TX-M
4)Hercules Smart TV card
Since I read the article here about powersupplies
and the requirements for a modern PC, I did a little
math and came up with approximatively 305W for my
system.
I don't know if that figure is accurate but since
the PSU of my other system toasted a MOBO and HDD
I can't help wondering What if it happens to my
good system?

I tough I would buy an Enermax EG365AX-VE(W) FCA
to give me peace of mind for a faw years.

Is it necessary, or was my calculation wrong.

Thanx

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December 27, 2002 11:06:49 PM

It is running stable? If it is running fine and has been for a while there is no need to replace the PSU. Unless you decide to upgrade in which case you would proberly be doing it anyway.
AREA_51
December 28, 2002 6:54:03 AM

Thanks for the advice.
I guess I got spooked by the article
on PSU.
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December 28, 2002 7:53:20 AM

No problem.
AREA_51
December 28, 2002 6:39:10 PM

you are indeed on your way to a bad mother board. an over loaded psu cant work properly any more so it doesnt put out a clean voltage, the voltage it puts out is probably sagging quite a bit. i cant really prove it but i blame my last mobos death on a crap psu. 75 % of the caps were damaged.

my computer is so fast, it completes an endless loop in less than 4 seconds!<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by jihiggs on 12/28/02 12:43 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
December 28, 2002 10:18:58 PM

If you are worried download and install motherboard monitor... and keep an eye on your voltages, particulary the 5v line. if it dips to below 4.8v then you may have troubles. Also, PSU that are struggling produce excessive amounts of heat out the back.

<b><font color=purple>[Rik_]</font color=purple> I wonder how many people have made their own phasechange system?
<font color=blue>[LHGPooBaa]</font color=blue> I get phasechange whenever i eat a hot chillie :lol:  </b>
December 29, 2002 7:38:10 AM

Indeed my 5v line was at 4.80v and the air was quite hot
but my problem is solved now, I passed by my favorite computer store yesterday afternoon and I couldn't resist
so I got myself an Enermax EG365AX-VE(G)(FMA)
So thank you all for your advice

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Pako on 12/29/02 04:38 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
December 29, 2002 7:44:44 AM

ahhh. Good shot.

While your PSU wasnt failing, it was by the looks of it running close to full load, and they dont run very well at full load... or often dying very quickly.

Good call, enjoy the enermax :smile:

<b><font color=purple>[Rik_]</font color=purple> I wonder how many people have made their own phasechange system?
<font color=blue>[LHGPooBaa]</font color=blue> I get phasechange whenever i eat a hot chillie :lol:  </b>
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