Is my PSU good enough for my PC?

Smacky2

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Hey guys kinda new around here anyways heres my problem.

PSU: Antec Trio 650 Watts - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371001 (Its kind of old I've been using it with all my previous builds.)

PC specs: (Im kind of new to overclocking so if you see something wrong let me know)
CPU: AMD Phenom II 955 BE 3.2GHz (@3.5GHz 28c Idle 49c 100% burn)
RAM: OCZ Black Edition 4GB 1600 8-8-8-24-2T (running at 1333 7-7-7-24-2T)
GPU: Gigabyte Radeon 5850 (50c Idle N/A 100%)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-770T-USB3
HDD: x2 WD 500GB drives

I can really use some help my computer run fine I ran prime95 for about 45mins with no errors (i stopped it). I blue screen out Bad company 2 but CSS runs fine haven't tested any other game since i just finished building this computer 2 days ago.

 
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Not having enough amps will not cause a bluescreen in a game. If there is not enough power, your computer will simply randomly reboot. An unstable CPU will cause a bluescreen during a game. 45 minutes is not enough to test for stability. It is generally considered stable after successful 6 hours. Most people test for longer though.
Your power supply supplies more than enough power.
5850: 170W max
PII 955: 125W TDP...
Not having enough amps will not cause a bluescreen in a game. If there is not enough power, your computer will simply randomly reboot. An unstable CPU will cause a bluescreen during a game. 45 minutes is not enough to test for stability. It is generally considered stable after successful 6 hours. Most people test for longer though.
Your power supply supplies more than enough power.
5850: 170W max
PII 955: 125W TDP

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageGallery.aspx?CurImage=17-371-001-S04&SCList=17-371-001-S01,17-371-001-S02,17-371-001-S03,17-371-001-S04,17-371-001-S05,17-371-001-S06,17-371-001-S07,17-371-001-S08,17-371-001-S09,17-371-001-S10&S7ImageFlag=2&Item=N82E16817371001&Depa=0&WaterMark=1&Description=Antec%20True%20Power%20Trio%20TP3-650%20650W%20ATX12V%20SLI%20Certified%20CrossFire%20Ready%20%20Active%20PFC%20Power%20Supply%20with%20Three%2012V%20Rails

Wow long link sorry lol. But here you can see that they claim a 52A max draw on the +12V rails. 12x52=624W. You have more than enough power.
 
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Thanks Enzo but isn't that the max load on all 3 put together? For each individual rail its says 19A. I also have been noticing that when windows is loading at startup the screen flashes a bit and then goes to the login screen. You think my video card might be bad? It was still doing that even before I overclocked my cpu.
 

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Ok i just ran prime95 again and got an error on 2 out 4 cores within 5 mins not good. I went back and set my CPU back to stock speed and voltage. Now I got an error in less than a minute on 1 core and 2 other errors in separate cores in 4 mins... They came up as fatal hardware failiures.
 

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Everything is back to stock speeds and prime95 is running with no errors so far. The problem may be my ram, it is rated for 1600mhz 8-8-8-24-2t, yet it only runs stable at 1066mhz 8-8-8-24-2t. What I don't get is the fact that my prime95 ran for 45 mins with my cpu at 3.5GHz and my ram at 1333 7-7-7-24-2t, and now it just gets errors in less than a minute.

I forgot to add a link to the ram i have: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227496
 

No. Although this would make sense, it's not true. Antec actually claims a total possible draw from those rails of 52A, even though each rail is 19A. I think it might have something to do with drawing power from 3 sources rather than one but I really don't know why.
 

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Since we basically ruled out the matter of the PSU being the problem I'm going to close the thread. If i find problems after i run memtest i'll let your guys know. Thanks For the help guys!