A mate of mine has been having a problem with his PC. IT'll boot and run for so long but then resets itself. It has been running SuSE 9.2 and later 9.3 as well as Win XP. This behaviour can happen whichever OS is being used. A virus has been eliminated from the equation. I suspect it his power supply simply not being up to the task but a dodgy motherboard has also been put forward as a possibility. So, please can I have some opinions? This is the layout as far as I know.
Pentium 4 CPU (not sure of size but I suspect 1.7 or 1.
1 DVD drive
3 hard drives
1 GeForce graphics card (again, sorry I don't know size but suspect 5800)
1 Pinnacle 300i PCTV tuner card
mobo has onboard sound and 2 USB channels
6 fans in total comprising of 1 on the graphic card, 1 blower type fan (fits in a PCI slot) 1 on the CPU, 1 fan to cool the hard drives and 2 case fans
Here's the crunch. It's pulling its power from a 350 watt PSU. Is the PSU up to it? I think he ought to be looking at a 400 watt at least possibly 450 would be better.