Originally Posted by zumka
What sort of power supply do I need with this board.
Manual recommends 400W+
I had 430W Antec Power Supply which I tried however system would work for little while then power suuply would cut out (power off). I also tried with Shaw 550W with the same results.
The setup as follows:
AMD AM2 5000+ CPU
Kingston 2G DDR2 800 Value Ram
I use an Antec Earthwatt 430 Watt PSU- my system has: GA-MA78GM-S2H RS780, 95 watt Phenom 9500, one 1TB SATA drive, one 750GB SATA drive, one optical drive, one 120mm rear case fan, one 80mm front case fan, 80mm CPU cooler fan.
Absolutely no problems with the 430 Watt Antec PSU.
If I feel the air coming out of my PSU's exhaust fan... it's just at room temperature, to me that indicates the 430 watt PSU is just cruising along under low stress on my system.
Try underclocking your ram a little, not all ram runs at top speed with every MB. Did you set your BIOS at "fails safe" default or are you using the high performance "optimal" settings? Also, my board came with the F1 bios, I immediately upgraded to the F3e bios- if that helps. Maybe you have a bad MB?
OT: Currently overclocking the Phenom 9500 (native 2200mhz) at 2508+Mhz at stock voltage- completely stable at 14% overclock. Ran it at 2650Mhz (20% overclock) last night- but it crashed at high cpu loadings, so I backed it down to 2508. The Phenom 9500 runs very cool, even with all four cores maxed out at 95-100% transcoding mpeg2 to mp4 video for 10 hours core temps never went over 100F.