Originally posted by ekÆsine
if you want to reduce load disconnect some devices like your cd-rom or floppy. i think you should also take off the side panel and keep it off to improve airflow. heat is just as bad as higher load, and could be the problem.
It's better to insert more fans. Opening the case makes it vulnerable to dust etc. And often it increases the noise level.
Couple of fans running @ 5-7v at proper places make a lot of difference...
Originally posted by LoTeX
really? damn. I tried to search amd site for any information about xps power requirement but couldnt find any. and what about that GF4 Ti? it'll prolly need some power as well.
Check my sigh, i'm running all that + 4 HDD's(all 7200 rpm's) with a cheapass 350 Watt PSU. I'm not really having troubles with power drops. Actually, i just noticed my 12V 3,3V and 5Vsb line are slightly overpowered...
I think it depends on the quality of your PSU.