Confused with PSU

MTIH1992

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According to Antec's PSU Wattage requirement calculator your computer uses ~372W at 85% CPU Utilization, adn 90% system load.

(I made a little guess work that the voltage on your CPU has been upped from the stock 1.3 to 1.4)

Although your 400W PSU does about cover it, it depends on its age to cater for Capacitor ageing, and also its efficiency rating. Also, running a PSU at close to, or at its maximum output may not be too healthy after a while, so I'd reccomend upgrading to a 450W atleast, or maybe even a 500W for a little extra headroom. You may also even notice an increase in overall system performance.

See for yourself:
http://www.antec.outervision.com/
 

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