I've asked a few questions (which you can view in my profile) regarding an old Gateway GM5474 (mostly) stock PC, It has been throwing kernel panics and just general non-responsiveness at random. Thanks to SU's help I've found I had a bad stick of RAM, and a mostly functional computer!
However, now I come to you all with this next question:
My video card has been dropping off the bus, It causes the machine to look as though it has stopped responding but it still reports, acts, and responds to user information over ssh and vnc. (YAY!) I have removed the video card and am currently running off on-board graphics but I've purchased a new video card that can be ran on the old hardware and upgraded the memory
Should I be upgrading to a higher wattage psu? OR How can I tell that my PSU is not putting out the correct amount? (and causing the video card to drop off the bus)
The only changes made have been a video card and 4GB RAM and three Hard Disk Drives.
Video card replaced by: Nvidia Geforce 9400GT (a less demanding card)
HDDs: WD 500GB 5400RPM(2X) and WD Green 1TB 5400RPM
Athlon 64 X2 3GHz 400W PSU NVIDIA® GeForce® 6150SE chipset