Im running an AMD 1700 (1400mhz) at 1.84ghz, with no problems with heat or instability.
I have a 350 watt PSU from antec, works fine.
Case temps are almost always below 50C, buti have 3 exhaust fans, 2 on back 1 on front with intakes on the sides along with the GPU and CPU internal fans.
so I'm really not looking at anything bad having my case temps be 44C and my video card running at 65C or so? I was runnign it for months with just the stock cooling so it'* better than it was by atleast 10C or so degrees..
Matt95SSEi: That'* nothing, dude. I have 7 fans in my case! 2 exhaust on the rear. Two intake in the front, one intake on the side, and the PSU is an exhaust. Not to mention the CPU fan. It'* loud.. very loud.
i just upgraded my PSU. I had a no name that came stock with my eMachine. I just installed yesterday a Tagan TG380. I love it. It has 22 amps on the +12 volt rail. Not bad for a lower end wattage fella. It has dual fans and all the other nice perks besides blue neon lights lol. I couldn't go bigger unless I got a bigger case. I had to loosen up my cd drive to be able to get the connector in place for it. It fits any standard size case. Here is the link at newegg only 56.50 USD:
Repin is right. I had a generic 400watt, and the LED'* on my system never were really all that bright, but when I upgraded to the Antec PSU, the LED'* were much brighter, and my system actually wanted to boot [thought mobo problem]. You want something that usually is "True xxx watt" Or anything from a name brand. And Uncle Bob'* Name Brand isn't a name brand .