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    Default Should I change my PSU or Not?

    I need your comments guys. I recently got a fresh setup:

    Intel C2D E7200@stock
    XFX 630i-7150 Mobo
    2 x 1gb Super Talent DDR2-800
    Seagate 500gb 32mb cache HDD
    Arctic Cooling Alpine 7 Pro HSF
    Galaxy 9800GT 512mb GDDR3
    Asus 20X 2014LT DVD-RW
    Delta Electronics 400W GPS-400AB Rev.B

    My rig is very stable so are the rails but I was thinking of upgrading my PSU either to a Corsair VX450W or HEC WinpowerAB 550W. What do you think? Should I stick to my current PSU or upgrade it for safety measure? Btw, I don't OC anymore in case you want to know.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Test the components first, starting with the RAM before blaming the PS. Also check your mainboard for bulging/leaking capacitors.
    Software readings are crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccl2003 View Post
    My rig is very stable so are the rails but I was thinking of upgrading my PSU either to a Corsair VX450W or HEC WinpowerAB 550W. What do you think? Should I stick to my current PSU or upgrade it for safety measure? Btw, I don't OC anymore in case you want to know.
    Test the components first, starting with the RAM before blaming the PS. Also check your mainboard for bulging/leaking capacitors.
    so why does he need to test his components?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rip97000 View Post
    so why does he need to test his components?
    He doesn't, it was his super reflex motion :P

    That being said, even at those type of PC Specs, your fine and dandy at 400W, in fact I would suspect you won't ever use more than 350Watts at full load even.

    Now I'm not sure what the deltas rate as in terms of quality, but if its a good quality PSU, your fine for now until you get hit with the upgrade bug where you might need a bit more power. If you wanna future proof, go with one of the many well recommenced PSU's on here, BUT assuming its a good quality PSU, your well with in its rated wattage.

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    I have no clue about your current PSU, if it is not really well reputed, VX450 will be a very wise thing to go for. Constant reliable power is most critical, VX450 gives that hands down.
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    Delta's decent. My main rig is running one (the SG-850).

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I'd just keep using the Delta. Only the Corsair would be an upgrade.

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    ^ u think it is..... i sold my coolermaster xtreme power 600W as the 12V rail dropped down to 11.36V which is not good. VX450 stays at 11.60 with 4850. 4850 consume smore than 88gt, so u see.... PSU weaknesses dont show upfront....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockfella View Post
    ^ u think it is..... i sold my coolermaster xtreme power 600W as the 12V rail dropped down to 11.36V which is not good. VX450 stays at 11.60 with 4850. 4850 consume smore than 88gt, so u see.... PSU weaknesses dont show upfront....
    Did you measure that yourself with a multi-meter? I would expect the VX450 to do a better job than 11.6V

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    Quote Originally Posted by rip97000 View Post
    so why does he need to test his components?
    Delta is a good OEM who make reliable units. RAM is more likely to fail. In any case it is more logical to troubleshoot sequentially rather than say oh hell..it's got to be the PSU...
    Software readings are crap.

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    Well i used Everest, it can be inaccurate i know, still it is better than CM's 11.36V! Suggest any software if u can plz......
    Quote Originally Posted by HOOfan_1 View Post
    Did you measure that yourself with a multi-meter? I would expect the VX450 to do a better job than 11.6V
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