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Will I fry my motherboard if I put a 500 watt power supply in a Asus M2N68-LA?

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October 4, 2010 1:02:24 AM

I need to know, because I have a graphics card that requires a 500watt and I currantly have a 250 watt
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October 4, 2010 1:39:33 AM

No. The motherboard will draw the volts/amps it needs to run the cpu and the integrated hardware. You need the power for the video card - you'll have to use the power leads (usually PCI-e connectors) from the PSU directly into the connectors on the video card (usually a 6-pin connector or an 8-pin connector), and some video cards require two power leads.
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October 4, 2010 1:49:51 AM

Which video card (make and model) do you have.? What are your other system components.? If the video card has 500W as its minimum requirement then you may need to get a PSU with a 500+ watts of power rating..
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October 4, 2010 2:04:35 AM

The card is a NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS, and the minimum requirement is a 300 watt. As for other componants; I am running that motherboard with NVIDIA Intergrated grapics chipset, processor is AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200, 2 500 GB WD HDD, 1 320 WD HDD, amd a DVD- RW GSA- H60L
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October 4, 2010 2:21:29 AM

Thanks for the links for power supplies but I already have an Antec 500 watt smart power2.0
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October 4, 2010 2:22:01 AM

gbawkin said:
Thanks for the links for power supplies but I already have an Antec 500 watt smart power2.0


Oh that will work fine, the computer parts only take as much power as they need.
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October 4, 2010 2:25:54 AM

Ok thanks, after the wife is done watching TV through playon I will shutdaown and give it a shot, worse case I end up with a new computer
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October 4, 2010 3:22:09 AM

gbawkin said:
Ok thanks, after the wife is done watching TV through playon I will shutdaown and give it a shot, worse case I end up with a new computer



If you are unsure of how to hook up a PSU there are plenty of guides out there.
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October 11, 2010 8:50:28 PM

Randomacts said:
If you are unsure of how to hook up a PSU there are plenty of guides out there.

Oh I know how to hook them up, just never put more power on then the recommended
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a b V Motherboard
October 11, 2010 9:00:28 PM

Don't worry.. You wont blow it even with a 1KW PSU.. The components take up as much as they need only..
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October 12, 2010 1:06:44 AM

NO NO NO DONT USE THAT ANTEC SMARTPOWER!!!
google "antec bad caps"
DEFECtIVE!!!
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October 18, 2010 3:30:27 AM

shovenose said:
NO NO NO DONT USE THAT ANTEC SMARTPOWER!!!
google "antec bad caps"
DEFECtIVE!!!

I did install the Antec and you are right they are crap, Damn fan didn't work so I went and got a black widow 850 and it is working like a dream
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