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450w power supply to substitute and old 250W one

Hi, first message here.
I have a 450W power supply to substitute an old 250W one for my motherboard and PC.
The question is, since I am not an expert in power supplies, can my circuits take some damage if I use this greater W power supply than the originally designed one?
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    Your power supply merely makes the power available, the components in your system will only draw as much power as they need. You could replace your 250W unit with a 1500W unit and as long as all the right connectors are there it will work fine.
  2. thanks man, I gave it a try, and it worked :)
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