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450 Watt power supply not enough?

Mobo fully loaded with both sata drives and a dvd and a cd drive. Do I need to upgrade my power supply? I now have problems in mid start up.

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No, 450 watts should be plenty unless you're running like 4 hard drives, and a quad core, and a ton of RAM and a huge graphics card and it's all overclocked :P

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U shoudl cheak power suply maby one bad rail or the ram

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