I have a 800mHz PIII GateWay, with a 200 watt power supply, and will soon upgrade to a Athlon XP1700 with a ECS motherboard. My question is, will my powersupply support that motherboard/chipset, or do I need to go out any get a 300W case/powersupply? Thanks.
i know i have a cheap PS, hmmm, well you know when my computer dies it is just a system hang.....it just freezes....
so how can i set up a voltage log? i have Smartguardian installed....can i log through that, or do i need some other software?
Fil: Yes, your PS probably is marginal, at best, for that system. Check the link given in one of the earlier messages to the OCWorkbench FAQ. You need a lot of current on the +5V and +3.3V lines and a minimum TCO (total combined output) for those two lines of 180 watts (note this is not the supplies overall total power spec). Suggest PC Power and Cooling, Antec, or Enermax, in that order. Sparkle is also supposed to make very good supplies.