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Old 12-01-2009, 10:34 PM   #1
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Default Is it ok to replace a power supply with one of a different wattage?

If your power supply goes bad, and say it's a 250W power supply, do you have to replace it with one with the same wattage, like say one that's 350W, or do you have to use one with the same exact wattage?
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Yes its okay
sometimes you need a bigger Wattage because you dont have enough to power everything you have, so its fine to upgrade.
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As long as it's the same wattage or above, you're fine. More is generally better/safer.
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same wattage or greater.
as long as it has the right plugs on it.
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Default Re: Is it ok to replace a power supply with one of a different wattage?

As long as its above the required wattage for your system it will work. Having one with higher wattage will leave room for future upgrades too.
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:12 PM   #6
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It's not only ok, it's highly recommended to replace with one of greater wattage!
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Default Re: Is it ok to replace a power supply with one of a different wattage?

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It's not only ok, it's highly recommended to replace with one of greater wattage!
Wrong!

It's recommended to replace it with one of greater quality.
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Both would be wise
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Wrong!

It's recommended to replace it with one of greater quality.
My bad. Forgot to mention quality, which should be a given anyway!
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My bad. Forgot to mention quality, which should be a given anyway!
No offense to you, but that's what a lot of people think. Most people who are new to building, buy cheap, high wattage power supplies.
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