Am i underpowerin my computer?

By BD129 ยท 9 replies
Sep 7, 2007
  1. can some1 tell me if im underpowerin my computer? n is there any problems that can happen to my computer? thanks

    my computer:

    Gateway GT5012 Media Center Computer
    Intel 945G Motherboard
    Pentium D cpu with 2.80Ghz
    ram of 3 GB
    nvidia geforce 7600 gs 512mb 128bit gddr 2 pic express x 16
    and my power supply is
    bestec 300 watts dual 12v power supply
  2. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    You should think about getting a more powerful PSU.
  3. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Bestec is the brand that emachine use if i remember correctly. Replace it as soon as you can before it dies and takes your mobo with it.
  4. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

  5. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    You cannot overpower your PC with a power supply. The dual 12volt rail system is a good one. I would recommend an Ultra Xfinity 600 watt. I use one and it's powering an Nvidia 8800 GTS 320 and does a great job. You will be ready for expansion.
  6. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    You should definitely get a better power supply.
  7. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    The OP's system is a Gateway so the question is what is propriety to Gateway and will it be compatable?
  8. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Thats a very good point kpo6969!!

    bd129, does the mobo connector match exactly any of these pictures?


  9. BD129

    BD129 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i dont know rik
    but last time when i install my video card
    i saw some of it similar to the pic
  10. RedFox911

    RedFox911 TS Rookie Posts: 67

    the only thing i really see wrong with your specs is your Power. Think about getting a nice 550 watt
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