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Question about Q6600 and it power supply

Will I run into problems if i put a q6600 in 230W power supply. (If yes will I be able to OC)
Current Specs:
1. Intel® Pentium® Processor E5300 @ 3.63 *OCed
2. NVIDIA GeForce GT9400 @ 760Mhz Core Clock and 469Mhz Memory Clock *OCed
3. 2X2GB RAM
4. 250GB HDD

Thanks in advance!
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    you're pushing it too much for sure. stock speeds might (and it's a big might) be ok but trying to overclock everything on such a low powered psu (it is likely not even truly 230w on the 12v rail) is asking for failure. the q6600 is 105w cpu at stock speed!! overclocking it will easily hit 150w by itself.

    get a new psu or run things at stock speeds and hope the psu is good enough for even that.
  2. Q6600 is power hungry especially under OC.
    Your other parts like the graphic card, etc. will also need power.
    230W will not be enough with OCed Q6600.
    I also dunno if it is enough for stock speed but you can try running it with stock speed.
  3. Math Geek said:
    you're pushing it too much for sure. stock speeds might (and it's a big might) be ok but trying to overclock everything on such a low powered psu (it is likely not even truly 230w on the 12v rail) is asking for failure. the q6600 is 105w cpu at stock speed!! overclocking it will easily hit 150w by itself.

    get a new psu or run things at stock speeds and hope the psu is good enough for even that.


    Got It!

    Thanks for the info!
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