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Power supply question

Last response: in Components
November 24, 2010 2:26:49 AM

So for Christmas i was hoping to purchase a new cpu and mobo, but i am not sure if my psu can handle it. My power supply is rated at 500w, and i currently have an intel dual core running off of it, and a radeon 5770. I was hoping to make the switch to AMD finally, but i am not sure if i can handle a 90-125w cpu, since i don't know much about processors.

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a c 172 à CPUs
November 24, 2010 2:37:05 AM

There are 500 watt power supplies and there are 500 watt power supplies. In other words, not all 500 watt PSU's are created equal.

What brand is yours?
a c 85 ) Power supply
a c 86 à CPUs
November 24, 2010 3:24:04 AM

Model number would help as well.

What do you mean by "make the switch to AMD finally"? Intels C2D line is fine. If your looking for a huge upgrade by switching to a dual core AMD you will be in for a disappointment.