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Power supply limits and overclocking

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March 1, 2010 12:54:39 PM

Hello this is my first post and my first thread!!

Well my computer specs are:

Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz simple cooling
1 HDD WD IDE 160GB 8MB cache
1,5 Gb Ram
ATI RADEON 9600 PRO 256Mb with improved cooling
1 sound blaster audigy 2 value
1 NIC
1 DVD-RW
1 DVD-R
and some led and simple funs (1 120mm, 3 80mm)
motherboard QDI PlatiniX 2E
and 280 Max power supply, brand: Premier


I have found a Pentium 4 processor, hyper threading at 2.8Gz

My first question is, will I have problems with the power supply?
According to this site http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine , I found that I am to close to limits, but I don't reach them.

Also if I overclock my processor in the future, I am going closer to the limits.

Do you think that my power supply will endure the power needs of my new processor (non overclocked)??




a b ) Power supply
a b K Overclocking
March 1, 2010 5:09:18 PM

You should be fine I wouldn't worry to much about it.
a b å Intel
a c 144 ) Power supply
a c 197 K Overclocking
March 2, 2010 12:45:45 PM

Your power supply may be a little iffy.

Try it, and if it works, great.

If system doesn't work and you think that it's because of power, get one of these:
Corsair 400CX (30 amp 12 volt rail)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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