June 18th, 2004, 01:34 AM #1
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Upgrading CPU/mobo...Is my current power supply enough?
Currently using a 340watt PSU.
Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS
Western Digital 120GB 7200RPM
5 standard case fans, standard VGA fan, standard CPU fan.
I plan to upgrade to:
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
Albatron "K8X800 ProII" K8T800
Arctic VGA fan
Thermaltake CPU fan
Thanks for the help.
June 18th, 2004, 01:44 AM #2
As long as it's a decent brand then you'll be fine. the processor won't really take anymore power, nor will the new fans really. your graphics card and hard drive are the real power drains.
June 18th, 2004, 01:47 AM #3
yep, all depends on the brand/quality of the PSU, but for the most part 340 should be enough for most average systems, it's when you jump up to the brand spanking new video cards and run multiple hard drives that you'll need bigger....just make sure the quality of your PSU is good and you should be good to go...best way to find out, however, is to put it to the test, heh..good luck...My Rig:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3.16||6GB OCZ Rev2 DDR2 800 @ 1:1 ratio
MSI 975X Platinum||GTX 275 896MB ||WD Black 640GB and 2x80GB RAID 0
June 18th, 2004, 01:53 AM #4
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I recently upgraded my Geforce 3 ti 500 to this here Radeon, and I use to have an old 40GB harddrive prior to this 120GB western digital.
So I guess I should be fine, unless I'm already pushing the limits of my power supply.
It's a two and one half year old alienware PSU, so I assume it's a quality brand (Ya, I know, it was originally an Alienware system, but I didn't know how to build computers back then).
June 18th, 2004, 02:17 AM #5So I guess I should be fine, unless I'm already pushing the limits of my power supply.
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