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Old 04-09-2010, 10:59 PM   #1
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Default Possible Overpower?

Now, say I have a 300W power supply. Which I do. Now, I say I want to upgrade to 500W? Would I be overpowering?

I can say that cooling is not a factor, I have that covered.

Here, you can find all my computer's information:

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However, my current specs are a bit different, I upgraded to two Gigabytes of RAM. That's all.

Here's what's been suggested for me:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139004

I plan to get an ATI Radeon 5750 with 512 Gigabytes of RAM.

So, will I overpower everything else, like my motherboard, in my computer?

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Old 04-09-2010, 11:15 PM   #2
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Default Re: Possible Overpower?

It does not overpower things is there is extra available amperage. This would only bet the case if there was extra voltage, which is not the case with computer power supplies.

500w is good for that system.

Why not get this PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-004-_-Product and use the money you save on a 1GB 5750 or a 1GB 5770?
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Default Re: Possible Overpower?

Sure, but I believe we have had something like this in the previous months:

http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=96271

I will see about upgrading to the one Gigabyte. It sounds like a great idea.

Now, what would be better with the 5770 again?

We could start this conversation all over again, and I don't mind. I love talking computers.

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It has 800 SPs vs. 720, and has faster clock speeds and voltage control, so higher overclocks.

Definitely get 1GB though. It can make a pretty big difference.
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So, ATI Radeon 5770 one Gigabyte.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-327-_-Product

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