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Old 01-09-2006, 11:14 PM   #1
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Default 250W PSU upgrade? Does it require any other changes?

Can I just buy a higher output wattage psu, put it in and rock on? I am trying to upgrade for better gaming. I did not know if I could just change the psu or have to make major changes all around.
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Old 01-09-2006, 11:45 PM   #2
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yep it should work aslong as u have a standard 20 or 24 pin connector in the mobo.
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yeah, as long as you don't have a dell or some other name brand pc. if you do you can't just buy a new psu off of newegg or something and put it in and rock on, you'd have to buy it from the company and pay an arm and a leg for it.
But yeah, if you have a custom pc then you can just buy a new psu and swap it. Depending on what components you have, I'd go with a 400-500 watt psu. And brands like thermaltake, aspire, antec.
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Default Re: 250W PSU upgrade? Does it require any other changes?

i don't know if a psu will improve your gaming?
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Old 01-10-2006, 04:01 PM   #5
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Default Re: 250W PSU upgrade? Does it require any other changes?

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i don't know if a psu will improve your gaming?
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actually yes it does, but depending on the graphics card, some graphics cards require a higher wattage when playing high quality games like... battlefield 2, or fear.
more memory required for bigger games= more power.
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Old 01-10-2006, 04:32 PM   #6
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but the point is that if your psu isnt high enough, you wont be able to play at all, or you will see the onvious problems.
in other words if a graphics card requires a higher wattage and has nort got it, it wont work will it.
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Old 01-10-2006, 08:28 PM   #7
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Default Re: 250W PSU upgrade? Does it require any other changes?

I apologize for not clearly typing my message. I want to upgrade my hard drive, gpu, and memory. That is what I meant by, "I am trying to upgrade for better gaming." I have a Compaq and it has a 250W output. I wanted to step up to at least 400W or better. What I really needed to know was if there are any "major" things I needed to do or could I just change it out and enjoy.
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okay, then yes your going to have to get a 400w at the least...
i got the XG vigor 450 watt psu, its very stable and comes with leds and fan control :P
http://www.techfreaks.org/reviews/vigor500w.shtml
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Will I have to get a Compaq psu or will any 400W work?
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Which, in your opinion, is better, the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra OC or NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT OC?
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