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Old 12-06-2006, 06:00 PM   #1
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Default power supply not enough?

people over at techsupportforums say that my power supply isn't enough. (i don't really like them...cf is da best for this stuff)
is 300watts enough for all the stuff i have?
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Old 12-06-2006, 07:40 PM   #2
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Default Re: power supply not enough?

I seriously doubt it.
Saw a link earlier on how to calculate your recommended PSU wattage.
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Old 12-06-2006, 07:50 PM   #3
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Hmm - Its not a monster setup... but i guess it also depends on what ATX version it is. Does it have dual 12v rails? If so what is the max Amps on each? If it doesnt have dual rails then you really should get a new PSU. 450W Atx 2 would suit you.
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Old 12-06-2006, 07:53 PM   #4
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http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine

Input your specs into this and you'll see. I'm guessing 300W may just cut it.
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idk...its a gateway...
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Old 12-06-2006, 08:00 PM   #6
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Default Re: power supply not enough?

Just quickly using the calculator Alex linked and your specs it comes out at 369W required. That's for continuous usage, your psu spec at 300W are probably max output.

I would tend to agree with those who said your psu isn't up to it.

450W or better is required I'd say.
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Default Re: power supply not enough?

i calculated 425...oh well.
since where i live now has no good stores...except walmart and a 'hanks computers' idk...once in a while i go to a bigger city...
something cheap that will do the job.
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Old 12-06-2006, 09:35 PM   #8
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why don't you just use newegg instead? they'll ship to you and it will be cheaper there then at a store.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817170010
is that any good? my parents (mostly mom) doesn't really want to buy anything on the internet.
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Default Re: power supply not enough?

That looks ok, but if you save a bit more you could probably get something alot better. In the reviews it says its loud
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