Originally Posted by bubblesnout
Anyway, if the problem would be my power supply, could somebody maybe kick start me off by giving a couple of examples of power supplies that would work a treat? I don't want to spend a fortune... I'm not really a PC upgrading enthusiast... I just don't want it to crash!!
OCZ gameXstream runs my system fine, so you can assume it'll run yours too.
For a simple explanation on amps/wattages...
Power supplies arent one big wire, with all the power on it. They split off into rails internally (one for 5 volt, one for 12 volt, and one for 3.3V at least.) Modern ones have more than one rail.
a 500W PSU may have a 400W 5V rail and only 80W for the 12V - if your system uses lots of 12V power and no 5V, you're screwed!
This is why we check the amps on each rail, and make sure theres enough power there, rather than just checking the wattage.