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Windows 7: BSOD - Power Supply Maybe?

05 May 2011   #1

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BSOD - Power Supply Maybe?

Alright - Since my build back in February I have had multiple BSOD that have happened. I will go weeks with no issues in between thinking I have it fixed and then BOOM it happens again.

A friend of mine thinks it is because I have too small of a power supply and that when he upgraded his and added a clean power UPS he hasn't had issues since. What I am looking for is for someone to tell me if my PS is big enough to handle what I have in the case. Below is what I have in my build.

    • 1 x ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
    • 1 x COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    • 1 x G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
    • 1 x EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    • 1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    • 1 x ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
    • 1 x CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
    • 1 x AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
    • 1 x Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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05 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Go here, click on LITE Version, fill in all your stuff and at the end take that calculated number and add 25% for safety, spikes etc. That'll tell you if your PSU is sufficient. (It's not a gospel but it'll give you an idea

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