is my power supply adequate?

trueimage

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My power supply is a 300w sparkle

I have a prescott p4 2.4 (at stock right now)
gf4 ti4200
abit is7-e mb
1 sata 2 pata hdds (all 7200 rpm)
1 dvd-rom 1 dvd-rw both pioneer pata
sb audigy sound card
2 case fans (Thermaltake VA4000BWS case)

here's a pic of my mbm5 readings: PIC

Is this not supplying enough power? any problem signs?

I'd like to go back to overclocking the chip to 3.2, that would require a slight bump in voltage...

 

wpshooter

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With the number of drives you are running, I would want a more powerful supply. I think you are cutting things a bit to close.
 

orangat

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Total wattage is much less of an issue as whether your sparkle is of the old atx1.x design. If it doesn't have strong 12v rails I recommend changing it.
And the atx spec says a max of 5% deviation.
 

Vegito

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Originally posted by: wpshooter
With the number of drives you are running, I would want a more powerful supply. I think you are cutting things a bit to close.

Probably not.. i ran dual xeon 2.2 with 7 scsi 10k and 3 cd/dvd drives. had 0 problem. I dont use the xeon board anymore but the 300w sparkle still works great.