do i have enough power

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At present I am running a 250W athlon approved power supply - enlight case. However, I have had some instability problems and I achieve a dreadful 3dmark score (1500) with my Gforce2MX. Is it possible that I am running our of power. I have 4 40gig maxtors Athlon 1GHz 512Mg creative sound and a network card in my machine. what else may be the problem?
 

RavenPrime

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If it was the power supply, your system either would not run or shut down. Update your BIOS and drivers. More info on your system would be helpful. What motherboard and drivers?

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Yeah, you need at least a 300watt PSU maybe more with all those hard drives. AMD suggests a 300watt PSU to start with and then you go on up from there. If driver and Bios updates don't help then try shelling out a little cash for a new PSU.
 

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You're draining your system of power with all those devices. :) Upgrade to at least 300w.

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Hey, I had the very same problem with my first athlon slot and a GeForce256 - Both very high power consumers. My 3d benchies SUCKED! It was worse than the video card i had just removed.

actually the utilities told me voltage on the GPU was only
3.10v (not enough to operate properly)

So i went ang got a better power supply

Then the GeFGorce rocked!

I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken.
 

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