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    Default Power Supply help

    hey this is my power supply volts dose it look ok also i just added a 80gb hd so i have 2 80gb hd would that mess up any thing and will it slow my comp down you can see what i have in my sig also here is what i have hooked up to my powersupply tell me if im overdoing it

    2 cd drives
    1 floppy
    2 hd 1.seagate sata 150
    2.maxtor pata 133
    1 geforce 6800gs agp
    2 120mm fans
    1 80mm fan
    1 small 2 leds in front

    all 4 pin except for sata hd and floppy
    also my mobo has 20pin and a 4pin those are plugged in

    also 8 4pin connectors 2 floppy 2sata connectors 20+4 pin connector 4pin connector
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    AMD Athlon64 3700+ san diego 2.2ghz (oc to 2.8ghz FX57+ speeds)(fsb is 266)
    ASUS A8V Socket 939 VIA K8T800 Pro
    1gb ddr400 Kingston HyperX (2-3-2-6) timings 215mhz (dual-channel)
    BFG 6800gs 256mb agp, with ARCTIC COOLING AVC-NV5R3 NV Silencer Rev.3
    ATX Thermaltake Tsunami Dream
    Seagate sata 80gb harddrive
    Maxtor pata 80gb harddrive
    500watt Rosewill powersupply
    Sound Blaster Live 24-bit
    Custom Water cooling dual 120mm raddiator with a PolarFLO cpu block
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    Default Re: Power Supply help

    I am not good with that sort of thing but you could loose the floppy drive if anything goes wrong. You might also try a new PSU (you can get a 550 watt for under 60$) I dont have a clue if your overdoing it. Look in your manual

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    Default Re: Power Supply help

    While ASUS Probe isn't the most reliable monitoring utility available, if you are maintaining these power levels across all rails and have had no stability issues, then you should be fine. I don't see much need to pick up a "550w unit for under $60" when you have a perfectly serviceable 500w unit installed and providing good power. Remember that your power rails can flucuate by as much as 5% without having any negative effects (assuming you're not that close to maxing out the amperage draw), so the numbers in your graph don't make me concerned at all. As long as everything is running smoothly, then all should be well.

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    Default Re: Power Supply help

    Quote Originally Posted by Darthtanion
    I don't see much need to pick up a "550w unit for under $60" when you have a perfectly serviceable 500w unit installed and providing good power.
    I was only recomending (spelled wrong because I dont care about spelling) a 550 watt PSU if the old one didnt have enough power.

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    Default Re: Power Supply help

    ok thanks
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    AMD Athlon64 3700+ san diego 2.2ghz (oc to 2.8ghz FX57+ speeds)(fsb is 266)
    ASUS A8V Socket 939 VIA K8T800 Pro
    1gb ddr400 Kingston HyperX (2-3-2-6) timings 215mhz (dual-channel)
    BFG 6800gs 256mb agp, with ARCTIC COOLING AVC-NV5R3 NV Silencer Rev.3
    ATX Thermaltake Tsunami Dream
    Seagate sata 80gb harddrive
    Maxtor pata 80gb harddrive
    500watt Rosewill powersupply
    Sound Blaster Live 24-bit
    Custom Water cooling dual 120mm raddiator with a PolarFLO cpu block
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    Default Re: Power Supply help

    Quote Originally Posted by orangutang91
    (you can get a 550 watt for under 60$)
    A cheap, junk, 550w unit that is probably worse than the 500w he already has.

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    Default Re: Power Supply help

    Quote Originally Posted by amd_man2005
    A cheap, junk, 550w unit that is probably worse than the 500w he already has.
    You never know though, unless you look at reviews.
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    Default Re: Power Supply help

    with all respect, i doubt you could get a good one for $60, even though i dont live in US. a good(ish) one in uk costs upward of 50.
    System Specs:
    AMD athlon 64 3200 venice @ 2.4ghz
    Asrock Dual-939SATA2
    Sapphire Radeon X800GTO2 chip r430 @ 480mhz core/540mhz mem with 1.6v vcore
    1gb Corsair XMS TwinX PC3200 timings 2-3-3-6 at 400mhz
    250gb Hitatchi deskstar T7K500 SATAII disk
    160gb samsung spinpoint PATA disk
    Asus 1608P2 DVD+/-RW Dual Layer
    Unbranded 500W PSU single 17A rail
    Innovatek and Asetek Watercooling (triple fan radiator)
    LOTS OF METAL

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    Default Re: Power Supply help

    Pretty much so.

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    You never know, look for sales, you can save a ton
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