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Upgrade Info Needed: Compaq Presario SR5200WM.

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March 5, 2011 4:45:27 PM

I have an older Compaq Presario SR5200WM:

The only upgrade I've done so far, is add 2-2gb sticks of RAM. I have a new Athlon 64 X2 4800+ and a new replacement/stock heat-sink/fan plus an old 8600gt GPU sitting at the hose ready to go in.

Will all the above be able to run on the existing 250w PSU? And can I meet the minimum requirements to run Bad Company2 with the proposed set-up?

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March 5, 2011 8:53:47 PM

250w is normally just enough for a stock system, quality 400w to be on the safe side.
March 6, 2011 3:01:51 AM

I figured as much, but figured I'd ask over here because this community seems to be the most helpful. I've lurked around here, but this is my first post.

I did buy a 650w PSU. I went to Comp USA and they were out of the 450w that was advertised. However; I couldn't get the darn thing to work, so I put the 250w back in and it fired right up. I'll take it back next week and see if I can get a 450w modular... it's really what I wanted anyway. I just couldn't resist a

Again... Thanks for the help.
March 13, 2011 2:11:17 PM

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