Do I have enough power?
Posted on 2006-11-10
I've posted this on another site but the response is a little slow so I've come back to the best place :)
I've recently built my new system containing the following components
Asrock Dual VSTA
Intel P4 D940
2GB Corsair TwinX 3200 C2 DDR
2 x 250GB Samsung HDD's
2 X DVD RW
Audigy 4 sound card
PCI TV card
The system is working great apart from a problem which showed up on a visit to PC Pitstop concerning my graphics card (XFX Nvidia 7600gs) I get a result saying "Low Video Performance" This is when PC Pitstops screen comes up showing the Large counting numbers! I can actually see a delay compared to my 6200 graphics card which I re-installed to compare (drivers uninstalled and re-installed each time)
I'm sure the mobo and 7600GS are functioning correctly as Soldier of fortune still runs just fine. I'm just wondering if I have a powerful enough PSU as the one I'm using is only about 350watt . Is this enough for the system listed above?
I've not really got used to this BIOS yet so there are probably more adjustments in there for me to mess with. I've not tinkered with any serious settings yet as I can't find out what anything does. The manual is rubbish.
When gaming my D940 CPU is hitting 65C (Intel heatsink and fan) is this normal or do I need more cooling too?
Also USB isn't high speed either. How do I speed it up?
TIA for your help