i was lookin at my pc 1 day and i saw that my power supply was 115 and most systems have atleast 500should i upgrade this hek i have 8 fans all types of sizes and some times i hear my fans or 1 fan sound like its powering down or somthing the pc i got i traded it for my laptop for a desktop so ther is some thing in ther i dont know about maybe 15% i dont know i think i need to go online to get updates and im not even gettin that sp2 crap.......:tommygun:
You should upgrade your power supply if you care about your computer....my friend had a 350 watt power supply and it was not enough....would not display graphics worth a crap......You need consistant power for all of your parts....spend 40 bucks..its an easy fix. If you arnt having problems with graphics and computer seems to do ok, don'[t wory about it. I have a 420 in my new one...350 in my gateway....runs a radeon9800pro256 hooked up to the power supply, sound card, two extra fans......n o prob if it aint broke dont fix it
Most power supplies ARE 115... 115 VOLTS that is. The other common voltage is 230. The power supply converts, or transforms, this power into a form that can be used by your system components. You probably saw something like this:
What you should be concerned with is the WATTS, which, if you're running a P4 (or comparable) system should be 400 Watts minimum. Excessive amounts of cooling fans or certain video cards that need to draw direct power and you'll want 450 minimum.