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Truepower 380W Can handle it or Not?

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September 24, 2007 1:45:33 PM

Hi Guys,

I am upgrading mu old P4 to C2D 6750 :

My Case Antec Sonata Version 1 : It has Truepower 380W PSU

My question is with the configuration below does my PSU can handle it?

Core 2 Duo 6600

Asus P5B Deluxe

2GB DDR2 Ram

USB keyboard Usb Mouse + Camera Webcam + Printer

Asus 8600GT VGA

Sound Card PCI

1 SATA 7200.10 HDD

2 X Pioneer DVD RW

1 x Firewire Connection

2 X 120 MM Fan

I run the extreme psu calculator it sad 356W

So Do you guys think it should be ok to run with my current PSU?





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September 24, 2007 2:36:11 PM

It will be a bit close. How old is that PSU? They deteriate with age. That video card needs peak of 5A on the 12V rail, which is lower than many, but your new CPU is also powered from the 12V rail. Older PSUs gave more power on 5V and 3.3V rails. Try it and see, if problems, buy a modern 450W, fsp or other GOOD brand, not a $50 pile of cr@p.

Mike.
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September 24, 2007 3:16:56 PM

I'd buy a Corsair 520HX.

Why the 8600GT? It's excellent for HD video but not so much for gaming. Are you planning to play games on this PC?
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September 24, 2007 3:35:00 PM

aevm said:
I'd buy a Corsair 520HX.

Why the 8600GT? It's excellent for HD video but not so much for gaming. Are you planning to play games on this PC?


Or the new Corsair VX 450. Same great quality, enough power for him plus a little extra room and it's cheaper which everyone likes! :D  Either way, I don't think I would risk it on that Truepower.
September 24, 2007 4:52:24 PM

A 500 watt psu would be good and stable for the setup. Don't push the limit with the push as it can overload and could end up frying your whole system. Their are many high quality 500watts psu you can find for around $80.
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