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February 9, 2010 10:57:54 PM

does a phenom x4 cpu need a 600 watt power supply or will my 500 watt supply work help please

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February 9, 2010 11:24:28 PM

Depends on the quality of the PSU.
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February 9, 2010 11:56:50 PM

lol depends on a lot of things...generally i would say that a 500 should support the x4, but it really depends on what video card you have, the qulaity of the psu, the efficiency of it, the amount of parts, and amount of aging...try using an online psu calculator, or just tell us your setup and psu, and we could tell you.
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February 10, 2010 12:09:26 AM

It really depends on a lot of things, like video card and other components that you might have in the computer, the quality of the PSU it self, look at this website.
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator v2.5
That should show you exactly which PSU you will probably want to put your pc add 100w for safety of what they say, and remember always buy quality PSU's like Corsair's PSU's Antec, some OCZ.
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February 10, 2010 12:25:32 AM

foxconn A76ML-K SOCKET AM2+ AMD760G DDR2 AUDIO, VIDEO, LAN MATX MOTHERBOARD, OKIA 500 WATTS ATX DESKTOP POWER SUPPLY, ATI RADEON 3000 VGA 256MB MAX SHARED-INTEGRATED GRAPHICS
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February 10, 2010 1:41:45 AM

haha, well that psu doesnt sound too great, but it should be able to handle a system like that...
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