11 Replies Latest reply on Jan 18, 2013 9:52 AM by Curious592

    Do I need a new power supply for my Intel DZ68BC Z68 Motherboard?

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      Sometimes when I start up my computer, my computer shuts down and then restarts and my bios configurations will "reset to default." I have to change my bios settings each time this happens. (Happens about 1-2x/week).

       

      A few months ago, there was a power outage while my computer was running and when the power came back, I turned my computer back on and my computer started to "stutter" or pause on and off, but this went away after 30 minutes or so. It happened a few times after that but seems to be working fine now.

       

      Are all these problems related to my power supply?

       

      Thank you

       

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      I have an Intel DZ68BC Z68 Motherboard:

      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121533

       

      I have an antec earthwatts 380 watts power supply:

      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371005

       

      I am using 8GB Ram -  1.5V

      Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

       

      My motherboard requires an 8 pin connector and i've been using a 4 pin (since my power supply only has a 4 pin- "12V(P4)"). My computer also should be using well under 380 watts using a power calculator.