I understand that sometimes there may be a situation where the PSU is way more than required but in this case of mine, I'm not too sure.
Sometimes when I play games, my computer will crash and restarts itself, 10 minutes into the game. Once I received a message that says something like the power is overheating or something like that.
I have a 500W PSU. I have:
- 1x Internal DVD writer
- 1x SATA 250GB HD
- 1x Nvidia 8500 GT
- 2GB RAM.
As I'm planning to get an additional 250GB SATA HD, I wonder if I need to increase my PSU as well -- in full knowledge of the previous crashes experienced before.
Should I upgrade my PSU to 650W perhaps, or is that excessive?