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Do I need to upgrade my power supply?

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So I'm not new to building rigs and but I'm nowhere near a veteran or can even be considered experienced. I recently finished my build and I bought my power supply before doing more research. I'm currently powering my rig off a OCZ 850w gamexstream. I do happen to have the newer models which has 4 pcie connectors (2x6 and 2x6+2).

Here is my rig:

HAF 932 - 230mm Fan(2) 200mm Fan(1) 140mm(1) 120mm(1)
DVD Drive (2)
2TB Samsung Spinpoint F4 5200rpm
AMD Phenom 955 BE 3.8ghz 1.406V (btw anyone wanna help me try to stabilize 4.0ghz??)
ThermalTake FRIO
MSI NF980 Motherboard
Galaxy GTX 460 768mb 850/1700/2000 (2) - these suckers overclocked better then the 1gbs
RipJaw 4gb (1x4) DDR3 CL9 1600mhz - took out one stick for a HTPC

So basically I was getting A TON of BSOD pertaining to memory_management and memory_dump. I overclocked my ram to its correct settings (1600mhz) and that seemed to stop the BSODs. However, during my research I ran across some stuff and I feel like my power supply might not be efficient enough. My question is should I upgrade my PSU???

The two I currently looking at is the XFX 850w Black Edition and the SeaSonic X750

On another note does anyone know if bulldozer's gonna be any good? I might sell my 955 and nf980 (less then a month old) and switch platforms for better compatibility with my gtx 460's
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post #2 of 7
Yes this power supply is fine and you dont need to upgrade it, im sure the BSOD were caused by some other problem in your computer
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post #3 of 7
your power supply is fine, just unstable overclock as you mentioned
post #4 of 7
have you tried memtest?
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Have you tweaked your ram in the bios?
    
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post #6 of 7
Im pretty sure its RAM. Try memtest as mentioned before.
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i have tried memtest but no errors posted. I did tweak the mhz for my ram but I haven't tweaked the timings. for some reason CPU-Z is posting it as 800mhz and timings of 9-11-11-20 even tho its set to 1:4 and CPU-Z is IDing it as 1:4
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
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