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How much power would i need for Core 2 Quad Q8400?

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February 23, 2011 1:42:21 PM

How much power am i expected to need to power a Core 2 Quad Q8400? About the only thing that takes a chunk of power to work is my Gts 250 gfx card. im not sure how much power my system takes total but it consumes about 350 watts. Im useing a 500 watt PSU so should this be perfectly enough power to keep my system operational?

Also will it fit/work into my mobo or system all togather? Here my mobo specs.

IPIBL-LB (Benicia)
Manufacturer: Asus
Form factor: microATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)
Northbridge chipset: Intel G33 Express
Southbridge chipset: Intel ICH9R
Memory sockets: 4 x DDR2
Front side bus speeds: 1333/1066/800 MHz
Processor socket: 775
Expansion Slots:
1 PCI x16 slot (Used for GTS 250 atm)
1 PCI slot

The Socket is 775, and the Q8400 needs a LGA775 which should be the same as saying Socket T or just 775, just making sure though.

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a b ) Power supply
February 23, 2011 8:08:58 PM

As long as it's decent quality, it should be fine. What PSU model do you have?
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February 23, 2011 8:11:03 PM

GhislainG said:
As long as it's decent quality, it should be fine. What PSU model do you have?

Corsair CX500.
a c 91 ) Power supply
February 23, 2011 8:12:39 PM

^agree.. Your system (even considering an overclocked Q8400) won't require in access of 300 watts of power at maximum load..
February 23, 2011 8:22:19 PM

Best answer selected by morkintash.