Is a 500 watt PSU sufficient to power a gaming computer that runs on an 8G RAM/14.4Ghz quad core machine? The fuse has recently blown whilst playing a game. The PC is off 'ebay' (item id: 170371186740), and the specs are: CPU: AMD Phenom Quad Core 9500 3.6 Ghz FSB Graphics Card: 2x1 GB SLI Sync 9500GT 1 400G Hard Drive & 1 DVD RW Drive I haven't overclocked. Although advertised as being 14Ghz (3.6), in the computer itself it states 2.6 Any advice much appreciated.
would depend what level of gaming your doing for average games should be fine mine is a 450 w and does what i need but if your playing the latest powerful graphic games you might be worth upgrading to 850 w.
It really makes me angry when people add the cores together and say its a 14ghz machine. I think the PSU maybe slightly under powered unless its a good branded name. I would get at least a 600 watt branded PSU. If you buy cheap, you get cheap results