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Will this psu be enough for my video card?

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June 12, 2010 9:51:27 PM

Recently bought an OCZ stealthxstream 600w psu off amazon, it was only $45 so figured why not? heh, was apparently brand new, factory sealed.
Anyway, got it yesterday, hooked it up and everything was running fine. That is until about 20 minutes ago when my computer crashed and wouldn't power back on. psu is dead now after about 24 hours of up time.

So now I need a new one desperately, and for relatively cheap. Any suggestions?

my PC
HP Pavillion a6813w
Intel Pentium dual cpu e2220 @ 2.4ghz
5gb DDR2 ram
vista home premium 64bit
xfx radeon hd 5750
lite on 300w psu

So as you can see, I really need a new psu fast as I'm not sure if the 300w will be enough to keep pushing the 5750. or I could be wrong and I could have plenty of wattage :p 

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June 12, 2010 10:01:50 PM

I suppose a 300W PSU would do, but it would have to be top-notch quality (not some no name or cr@p brand). But 300W would really be cutting it. The Corsair 400W would be better. Maybe someone with more PSU knowledge could help more than I did.
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June 12, 2010 10:06:39 PM

Thanks for the fast reply.
So something like this corsair 400w should be ok?

Will my PC be fine on the 300w psu until I get a new one or should I try and stay off of it? Just don't want to end up messing something up on my PC and have to spend even more money.
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June 12, 2010 10:29:05 PM

I made a post in the power supplies section of the forum too, feel bad for making so many posts but I'm desperate heh

my system specs
hp pavillion a6813w
intel dual cpu e2220 @ 2.4ghz
5gb DDR2 ram
vista home premium 64bit
xfx radeon hd 5750
lite on 300w psu

long story short, bought an OCZ 600w psu and 24 hours later it died.

So my question is should I invest in another psu or will the 300w be enough for my system?
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June 12, 2010 10:30:42 PM

it's OK, the motherbord and mem 150W, vid 86W,HDD's and CD/DVD 10 each
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June 12, 2010 10:38:03 PM

I would be careful about what PSU I put in an HP. There may be compatability issues with a PSU that has not been sourced from HP. Sometimes they have subtle differences. Thats why many avoid brand name PC's.
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June 12, 2010 10:53:55 PM

I agree, but it SHOULD work, yeah and the only time people remember me is when I scr** up
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June 13, 2010 12:16:39 AM

If it were one of the FSP or Seasonic 300W PSUs, the answer would be "yes," but since it's a Lite-On, the answer is almost certainly "NO!"
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June 13, 2010 12:19:50 AM

Quote:
I made a post in the power supplies section of the forum too, feel bad for making so many posts but I'm desperate heh

my system specs
hp pavillion a6813w
intel dual cpu e2220 @ 2.4ghz
5gb DDR2 ram
vista home premium 64bit
xfx radeon hd 5750
lite on 300w psu

long story short, bought an OCZ 600w psu and 24 hours later it died.

So my question is should I invest in another psu or will the 300w be enough for my system?


why not just RMA the OCZ unit? why would you invest in a new PSU?

as for the Lite-On unit, it would not be a long term answer to your PC needs. I would shocked if it lasted more then a month. Frankly I thought those PSU only came with business desktop cases, where did you find it?
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June 13, 2010 12:31:05 AM

HMM, PSU trickster, how many amps on the 5v line, they like to add this to the total Ampere's, makes the Wattage look good, but since the 5v lines aren't used, it's really not available
Besides isn't the OCZ under warranty, take it back to the store, or RMA it
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June 13, 2010 12:59:13 AM

Your computer should only really drain about 200W. If you actually have 300W continous it should be ok. Now does the lite on actually have 300 continously watts? I can't say for sure.
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June 13, 2010 1:02:39 AM

That Corsair would be good, or get an Antec Earthwatts. Best Buy has them, but do not get one of their cheaper house brand units, Dynex or Huntkey / Rocketfish, as they are among the worst PSUs made. There was an exception or two, but hardwaresecrets has blown up quite a few of them pulling only a fraction of their claimed wattage.
Avoid any PSU that has a little voltage switch on it (e.g. low-end Thermaltake and Coolermaster, both of which are also overrated junk).
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June 13, 2010 1:26:02 AM

Thanks for all the replies.
I'm going to RMA the ocz but seeing as this one died just a short 24 hours after I hooked it up I'm kind of hesitant about using another one. Was pretty much just going to get another as a back up incase this happens again so I'm not stuck with my 300w psu.
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June 13, 2010 3:50:18 AM

did you buy it off newegg?
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June 13, 2010 3:57:58 AM

Just rma it....but, your lite-on would work fine...
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June 13, 2010 5:56:06 AM

there is a reason new things have warranties
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June 13, 2010 12:44:26 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Graphic & Displays to section CPU & Components by Mousemonkey
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June 13, 2010 12:45:07 PM

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    June 13, 2010 6:33:25 PM

    ocz z series 550 and 650 seem to be on special and look at the ocz 550 fatality
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