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June 13, 2009 10:33:04 PM

Hi, I'm getting a new motherboard the: MSI 790GX G65 AM3 for my next PC Build, but I wont be getting the new 650watt Power Supply for it for another month, So the ? is Can I Plug my old ATX 350Watt 20pin Power Supply in this board to make sure everything is working? I will just be runnig the onboard video for now, and 1 HDD Drive, and 1 CD-Drive, and no extra case fans. Thanks

oh the MSI-790GX G65 AM3 Board will be running a AMD Phenom II X2 550 with 4GB DDR3 1333 of memory.

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June 13, 2009 11:41:58 PM

Is the 350W just a gerneric PSU?
a c 274 ) Power supply
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June 13, 2009 11:47:54 PM

Depending on how old the power supply is, remember their capacity degrades as they get older, but without a graphics card you shouldnt be pulling anywhere near its capacity so it should be safe unless its an ancient power supply
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June 13, 2009 11:59:47 PM

Assuming you have a 24 pin ATX connecter, the 350W should allow you to test/ run for a while. I DO NOT recommend you do so. Get a decent PSU (ie 400CX) or better ASAP.
June 14, 2009 12:16:12 AM

also what is that +4pin on the 20+4 pin PSU connector for anyways?

and my 350 watt power supply I have in? I think it's around 4 years old.


Shadow703793 said:
Assuming you have a 24 pin ATX connecter, the 350W should allow you to test/ run for a while. I DO NOT recommend you do so. Get a decent PSU (ie 400CX) or better ASAP.


no. I just have a 20pin PSU
a c 274 ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
June 14, 2009 12:23:00 AM

the 20+4 pin connector allows you to connect it to motherboards that require both 20 and 24 pins, it just makes the power supply far more versatile.

Being 4 years old your PSU likely wont output what you need so its best to wait for your new one to come in.
June 14, 2009 12:23:23 AM

AKM880 said:
Is the 350W just a gerneric PSU?

the 350W is a Raidmax brand.

hunter315 said:
the 20+4 pin connector allows you to connect it to motherboards that require both 20 and 24 pins, it just makes the power supply far more versatile.

Being 4 years old your PSU likely wont output what you need so its best to wait for your new one to come in.


Right now my 350W PSU runs a P4 2.8GHz single core CPU @68Watt, 1 stick of 512mb PC3200 ram, a total of five Fans, an AGP slot ATI 1650Pro 512mb video card, two DVD-Drives, and one 160gig Hard Drive. and 1 PCI tuner card.
June 14, 2009 2:40:43 AM

Raidmax isn't the greatest brand for PSUs.
June 14, 2009 2:47:52 AM

AKM880 said:
Raidmax isn't the greatest brand for PSUs.


lol! I agree, it came with the PC Case I bought around 4 years ago. all though it is still working for my outdated PC.
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