alex_oneill2006

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Hey guys :hello:

This is my spec:

E8400
Gigabyte EP35C-DS3R
2GB XMS3 DDR3
BFG 9800GTX


Powering the system i have a shoddy 600W PSU that i got for £25. I think the brand is PowerX !?

Anywho, after installing the 9800GTX which requires 4 Molex connectors rather than the 2 my 8800gt would use, i wanted to overclock my CPU to the old clock of 3.8GHz that i was running.

Adter setting it initially to 3.6GHZ and ran orthos it failed. Having this problem before, i knew that it was the Vcore.

Went to bios and set it to 1.3V which was more than enough with my 8800gt.

Went to cpu-z and it reads that the Vcore after Vdrop is 1.184.

Thinking thats abit too low, i upd the Vcore to the extreme to 1.3625.

Booted to windows and looked at cpu-z and saw that it was still 1.184 idle. Despite the 1.3625 in BIOS.


Therefore my question:

Is the PSU that i have unable to handle my system?

If so, can you recommend another one?

Regards,

--Alex
 
If you have a cheap PSU, it is better to replace it or your entire system can burn out.
System requirements:

Minimum of a 450 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 24 Amp Amps.)
Minimum 550 Watt for SLI mode system.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 30 Amp Amps.)

Top Tier PSU:
http://www.tomswiki.com/page/Tiered+PSU+Listings?t=anon

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=108088

http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1460

Silent PSUs
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article699-page1.html

AMD Certified PSUs (Single+Crossfire):
http://ati.amd.com/online/certifiedpsu/index.html

Certified SLI-Ready Power Supplies
http://www.slizone.com/object/slizone_build_psu.html
 

alex_oneill2006

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Great thanks for all that info.

It is a quiet cheap psu, gots it off eBay :)

With the parts im running i do agree that i would need a good psu.

I have my eyes on a Corsair TX 650W!

Comes at a good price, and should be able to do wonders for my system :)

Regards,

Alex
 

Evilonigiri

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Naw, Shadow. That's overkill, not that overkill isn't bad. For the wallet it is though.

A Corsair 550W or 530W is all he needs, but if he can afford it, the 650W or the PP&C 750W is great.