Power Supply/CPU Question

By grandmaz
Mar 1, 2006
  1. I'm wondering if perhaps my random reboots are power related. I've bought a new PSU (cheapy I'm afraid) to no avail. I've read in other forums that it's really a key to have the +12v rail over 20 amps for Athlon XP systems (even though AMD recommends only 15-18 amps) which my new power supply isn't (old psu wasn't either). Any suggetions on the what amps are needed on the different rails for best, most stable results? Any help would be great. Here are my system specs (no overclocking):

    Operating System : Windows XP Professional
    CPU/Processor : Athlon xp 2600 +
    Motherboard : gigabyte 7nf-rz
    Hard Disk : maxtor, Space: 120 GB
    RAM: 2 sticks of 512 ddr 2700
    Video Card : Nvidia GeForce FX 5200
    Video RAM : 128 MB
    Sound Card : Soundblaster Live! Value
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