[mythtv-users] Symptoms of not enough PS wattage
bolek-mythtv at curl.com
Thu Sep 18 02:26:21 UTC 2008
Sam Logen wrote:
> Hi, I'm wondering what symptoms there could be for a power supply not producing enough wattage. I have:
> both an HDTV card and a PVR-150 card,
> two SATA hard drives and a SATA DVD-writer,
> one firewire connection to an STB,
> an Athlon 3600+ AM2 CPU and two Kingston 512MB Memory,
> a cpu fan and a few case fans,
> an nvidia 7200 fanless pcie card,
> Onboard nforce sound,
> a usb LCD and a usb card reader,
> The power supply is a Seasonic S12 380W.
> I'm having some problems with the picture quality of both of my capture cards. I'm looking into driver and reception issues as well, but I thought I'd ask about power allotment, and if that could be the culprit.
380W is more than enough for a system like this. Unless of course the
PSU is not rated honestly (but Seasonics are good quality and this
should not be an issue) or defective (always possible).
Yes, the other poster is right about individual rails, but there is
nothing taxing *any* of the rails in this system.
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