Ok so my friend just put a 450 watt power supply in his beast of a pc and today it crashed.
the question im asking is
Is it just a bad power supply or not enough wattage?.
the reason of asking is hee has another 450 watt and doesnt know if he has to spend more money on a larger one.
His specs are:
amd phantom quadcore 3.00 ghz proccesor.
4 gigs of kingston hyperX memory.
western digital 750 gig harddrive.
Asus M3N72-D motherboard.
no graphics card currently using on-board.
so should he buy a new larger power supply or was it just a bad 450 watt?
if he does need a larger one what would be a sufficient wattage?
One day he will have to get a new card. Get 600Watts of a quality power supply. It can't "crash" since there is no software in the PSU, what it can do is burn out. Burn out happens if there is a grounding issue. IE: your - touches a + and you get fried PSU. Another thing could be that it burned out due to heat.