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Psu Causing Freezing?


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#1 BlackSpyder

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 08:39 PM

Recently I upgraded my video card. Before I never had an issue with FC6 Locking up but its been plaguing me ever since. So a few minutes ago I caught it acting up as the DVD drive spun up to full speed and began shutting down apps trying to cure it. After i was left with only a desktop it was still acting up and the DVD drive hadnt slowed down yet so I ejected the disk and everything cleared up. It got me wondering if my PSU was enough to handle everything Ive added to my PC. Heres my Specs I put them in the eXtreme PSU Calculator and came up with needing around 600Watts (including some future mods) just want someone elses opinion on it.

Heres the Specs (Profile is currently Out of Date)

PSU: Bestec 300Watt
MotherBoard: MSI RS7093
CPU: Athlon64 300+ (Winchester)
RAM: 512MB DDR SDRAM (400MHz) (planned 3 more sticks of same)
Video Card: nVidia 7300GS (PCIe X16)
Sound Card: SB Audiology SE
Modem: 52k (never used)
HDD1: Seagate 7200 RPM 200GB
HDD2: WD Caviar 7200 RPM 80GB
HDD3: WD Caviar 7200 RPM(guess) 8 GB (seperate Power Supply but its got to use some PC Power)
ODD1: DVD+-RW (52X Read,16X DVD write, 52X CD write)
ODD2: 52X CDROM
FDD: Pulled out of an old Compaq
2 LED 80MM Fans
USB Devices: Camera, MS Explorer 2.0 Mouse RF unit, Saitek Eclipse II Keyboard, 2 USB Drives (256MB and 2GB), Sony MD Player, 2 MP3 Players

Something tells me its time for a PSU upgrade, the question is how big?

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#2 DJBPace07

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 09:33 PM

Your computer would be drawing about 250-275 watts. I would suggest getting an upgrade to have a little more headroom. I recently upgraded my own to a Corsair 620W PSU. At it's current configuration, this PSU would be a little overkill for your computer. Corsair does make two other PSU's that are a little less powerful, around the 500W range, that come highly recommended.

Newegg: Corsair PSU's.

PSU calculator: eXtreme Power Supply Calculator Lite v2.5

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 09:45 PM

I agree, 300W is not enough.

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 05:38 PM

I third the notion and SOLD to the newer PSU. :thumbsup:
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Posted 07 August 2007 - 05:46 PM

Thanks guys Priced one today @ $79.00 local (600Watts) gonna check New egg in a few.

Edited by BlackSpyder, 07 August 2007 - 05:47 PM.

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