Anyway, I was wondering about my power supply as I noticed lately that after Ive been in a game for a while hour or two, that my performance slows down a little bit, frames get choppy, etc. I know thats from heat, but I was wondering if it could be a power supply going bad OR one that just doesnt have nough power. I know in audio equipment that not enough power is WAY worse than having too much, does this hold true for computers too? Heres my specs, Dell dimension 8100, P4 2.0 ghz, 1 gb rdram, BFG tech Geforce 6200overclocked, just added a sound blaster X-Fi sound card (its awesome), seagate 400gb HD, and an extra CPU fan. I was wondering if by adding all these new more powerful components, (as in the video card has a fan, the cpu has a fan,) my power supply is just falling short of supplying the power my system needs?
In your opinions what wattage powersupply should I get? Thanx for any info,