Nothing in that list is pushing it. BUT LET ME QUESTION THE VOLTAGE READINGS.
Are these readings from a Volt Meter?
The reason I ask is motherboard voltage readings are often incorrect when you use a real Volt Meter.
I have a nice Gateway Desktop but, am concerned that my Power Supply is inadequate and causing my computer to stall, with frequent delays and hanging up for many seconds to minutes at times. I have a 300W Power Supply and I'm thinking that it's not handling the workload on my puter'.
Computer: Gateway DX-4831
1 TB HD
8 GB RAM
3.2 GHz Intel i5 Quad Processor
NVIDIA GeForce 310 Video Card
Win 7 Home Premium OS
All the Bells & Whistles = 6 USB Ports
And rarely do I hear my fan kick on from my PS despite it's quiet anyway. It used to power up and, with updated NVIDIA Driver and plans ona a better gaming level Video Card and a Sound Card (PCIe) expansion ports, I believe since I am not getting error messages and re-installed windows and had my HD thoroughly checked for bad sectors, I'm hoping someone might tell me a 600 - 750 W new Power Supply will be the answer to my slow and hanging responses to commands from my Mouse as I get the spinning blue wheel of time delay so often, and, it's driving me up the wall. NOTE: The salesman at TigerDirect suggested I should get a more powerful power supply at time of sale, and, I chose not to spend the extra $40.00 and now I think I understand his reasons now.
Wondering if any of you out there in Geeksville has ever dealt with this scenario, or agree that a new PS would be a good move.
I did a check of my Computer's Amperage/Voltage and several were below the default required Amperage and Voltage for my system. The 12V was at a 11.?? fraction of what it requires and lower numbers for various power grids were also fractionally below par. Would this mean the my PS is sub-par and in need of more juice? I did not notice any over-heating as ther temps I've seen when I go into DEL on startup after running continuously has been only 107 -109 degrees F.
BTW - I do PLAN on getting a New Power Supply anyway, regardless of the feedback, but, I am just hoping that my travails have been inadequate power related, as I have done almost everything under the sun with the exception of buying a new computer to find the cause. This computer is but only a little over 1.5 years old, and it use to be Super Fast and mega quick in response to my commands regardless of if it was an Internet involved task.
Basically, I guess I am just wishing and hoping for someone above my novice level of computer knowledge to validate and tell me that getting a better Power SUpply will be the best action given what I have shared. Your response, insights, feedback, and, advice will be greatly appreciated.
Sincerely, Jim a.k.a The Sylvan Wizard