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Old 06-01-2009, 02:59 PM   #1
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Default Running a Dual Core with a 300watt PSU?

I am wanting to upgrade my computer with a new CPU and Motherboard.
I am going to go super cheap considering I am going to get a somewhat beastly laptop soon. I am thinking-

Intel E1400 2.0 = 44.99
Gigabyte GA-631-ES2 Intel G31 = 52.99
Kingston 2GB Ram = 24.99

I have the case, Drives, and power supply.

The Reason why I posted is because I am going to try and use my old 300watt power supply from my old 1.8 P4.

I already have a 20 to 24 pin converter I got from somewhere.

Would the E1400 Kill the 300watt power supply? I only need it to run for a little bit until I get a better power supply since my funds are super short. I won't be doing any gaming since I will be running the onboard graphics for a while.

What do you guys think?
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:06 PM   #2
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First of all, go with this. The celeron dc's are a waste of money IMO.

And your 300 Watt from your P4 system will run all this fine.

You CAN do some light gaming with your onboard graphics.
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This will kill the crap out of that E1400.

7750 $60
Foxconn 780V $55 + ~$7 shipping (was for me the last time I got it anyways)
A-Data 2GB DDR2-800 $29

Total: $151

Looks like that 300W PSU will do fine as well. You can use this if you want.
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This will kill the crap out of that E1400.

7750 $60
Foxconn 780V $55 + ~$7 shipping (was for me the last time I got it anyways)
A-Data 2GB DDR2-800 $29

Total: $151

Looks like that 300W PSU will do fine as well. You can use this if you want.
Crap is already dead.
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Lots 'o bacteria in it
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Lots 'o bacteria in it
Those are different organisms.
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Sweet looks good to me! It will be a really nice upgrade from the 1.8p4 and 512mb ram. Eventually I will need to get a new PSU though, since I do want to play some games with it later in life. I have already had a really old 200w psu burn up on me once. I was lucky to save my computer.
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