Originally Posted by drdeathx
I agree nexus but before throwing the cash away, detect the problem. He said nothing about overclocking and if the rail throws enough volts, the system will work fine. Just going out and buying a PSU and throwing it in and finding out there is another piece of hardware that costs another $100 is not smart sence. Any reputable computer shop would test the PSU 1st since it is the easiest and simplest test to do. It takes 2 seconds, then move to the next trouble shoot. They would not AUTOMATICALLY assume the PSU is the problem weather it is a high end or low end. It is like assuming someone has a high end PSU, that would not be the problem. High end PSU's also go bad thus the quick check of the PSU. Now, by the thread, the OP knows he has a low end PSU and that is not the point. The point is to diagnose the problem and poeple who just throw solutions out there without doing the proper steps are just, well, throwing it out there. I appreciate your response...
I fail to see how getting a BETTER PSU is a waste of money when the one he currently has is craptastic at best. Why would i keep an Ultra PSU in a rig with expensive components when for less than a decent CPU, I can drop in a reliable, powerful PSU and protect my expensive parts? How is this wasting his money? I would call this intelligent investing in the well being of his rig. Not replacing his crap PSU would be like turning down a Kevlar helmet and body armour because your leather armour feels fine and has protected you from BBs when you are going up against bullets and IEDs.