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Can my PSU handle the AMD Phenom II 955 BE

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January 30, 2011 8:07:26 AM

I'm using my old 400W MS industrial PSU,I allready spent all my money on a new board and CPU,so there isn't any for a new PSU.I currently the Sapphire HD 5670 graphics card,2.5 GB od RAM,one 160 GB HD,1 DVD/RW and upgrading my PC with AMD Phenom II 955 BE,so can my PSU handle this proccesor or should I wait and save more money for a branded PSU???
January 30, 2011 8:17:48 AM

It should handle it with no problems whatsoever.I have a similar setup ,but my psu is 380w,but if you can find the exact psu product specs I can give you a more definitive answer.
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January 30, 2011 9:07:26 AM

The 5670 recommends a 400W, that usually factors in a high consumption from other components, which you do not have. The 955 is a 125W peak CPU, which isn't much considering there were many 140W CPU's out last year. If your current PSU is powering the system with the 5670 in it now, it shouldn't be a problem. I recommend that you take the PSU out of the case and give it a good cleaning with a can of compressed air while your replacing the CPU.
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January 30, 2011 10:22:18 AM

Thanks guys.I just cleaned the whole case including the PSU,but i've got a problem now,the fan from the old CPU is noisier than before :o  What should i do??I installed him correctly just like i always do after clening the case :/ 
January 30, 2011 10:27:36 AM

OOOPs it was the psu which made those sounds :D  It's OK now,i repaired it....
January 30, 2011 10:55:21 AM

Quote:
GET another psu


The PSU is fine,the fan wasn't placed correctly...
February 2, 2011 6:19:27 AM

I will change it but not now.I don't have the money for a new one at the moment.I was only asking if my old PSU can handle the processor till then.
March 9, 2011 1:06:18 PM

BinaryCode said:
It should handle it with no problems whatsoever.I have a similar setup ,but my psu is 380w,but if you can find the exact psu product specs I can give you a more definitive answer.


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March 10, 2011 8:42:57 PM

24 pin connector 1

20 pin connector n/a

ATX12V 1

SATA 1

FDD 2

PCIe 0

Molex 4
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