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PSU problem, system specs inside

By fluffykitten
Sep 15, 2010
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  1. Current system which was built in 2004 problem I am having now is my PSU, I had a good 600watt PSU running before and it went dead and replaced it with a even older PSU, 380watt and it keeps the system up and running. When I try to run heavy applications, try to install games or what not, the system will just turn off, and continue to turn off and then other times it will stay on for a lot of time.

    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 82 °C
    Winchester 90nm Technology

    RAM
    1.0GB Dual-Channel DDR @ 200MHz (2-2-2-5)
    Manufacturer Corsair
    Max Bandwidth PC3200 (200 MHz)
    Part Number CMX512-3200XL


    Graphics
    VX2235wm @ 1680x1050
    Generic Non-PnP Monitor @ 720x576
    512MB GeForce 7600 GS (PNY) 67 °C


    Motherboard
    MS-7025 (Socket 939)
    Model MS-7025
    Chipset Vendor NVIDIA
    Chipset Model nForce3 250


    Hard Drives
    73GB Western Digital WDC WD740GD-00FLC0 ATA Device (IDE) 34 °C

    What PSU should I use based of these specs.
     
  2. fluffykitten

    fluffykitten TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    any idea, need to order a PSU asap today. I am looking but since I am building a new machine, I don't need any high end psu, just a reliable one

    Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W ATX12V V2.2 Intel Core i7 Compliant Dual 80mm Fans Full Cable Sleevings Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153023

    Only 43.00 so what do you think?

    Forget the one I listed above, I believe it is a cheap knock off and has a lot of negative feedback and it makes sense.

    I think I am going to stick with the name I have always had, Antec and even though this one is 380watts, I believe it will work just fine, please advise, I don't consider my system a highend gaming machine, built in 2004 and this should do fine Right??

    Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033
     
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    That is an excellent choice and will not only save you money long-term, but also last relatively long.
     
  4. fluffykitten

    fluffykitten TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power
    Yes, I very much love this PSU for the current machine I have... SO quiet too, can't believe it.
     
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    A vote for antec earthwatts.
    Though your old powersupply probably should have been enough for your system. Maybe it's just old/low quality.

    If you can test it first, it might be a good idea. Bit of a hassle though.
     
  6. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 729

    Anyone else think the 82 celcius on the CPU might be part of the problem? It may just be that your CPU is overheating when your run demanding/CPU intensive programs. Have you cleaned the dust out of your CPU cooler any time recently?
     
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Oh...didn't see that...
     

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