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Will this PSU able to handle all of these upgrades?

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June 10, 2011 4:41:58 PM

I just traded for a 380 antec earthwatts psu. I will be playing WoW over the summer so decided to get a new graphics card too like the 5670 since my cpu seemed to be a bottleneck. Now I have decided to upgrade my CPU as well to maybe the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... .

So I am just wondering if you guys think if this PSU is enough to handle all of these upgrades?

Note: I will be playing on a 1440x900 screen and my original desktop is http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/en/ho/WF06b/12132708-...

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June 10, 2011 5:30:48 PM

For a single Radeon HD 5670 system the minimum recommended power supply is one with a +12 Volt current rating of 22 Amps or greater.

The Antec EarthWatts EA-380D Green is able to provide up to 28 Amps on its combined +12 Volt rails which leaves headroom for any overclocking of the CPU and/or GPU that you might want to attempt.
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June 10, 2011 5:44:13 PM

^+1 The Antec will handle it fine!
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June 10, 2011 9:58:24 PM

Okay so judging by my computer's specs do i need to upgrade anything else? 2Gb of ram should be good enough right? or does that significantly affect performance
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June 10, 2011 10:06:33 PM

Which Operating System version are you using? 32-bit or 64-bit version?
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June 10, 2011 10:45:06 PM

ko888 said:
Which Operating System version are you using? 32-bit or 64-bit version?


32 bit windows 7
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June 10, 2011 11:25:40 PM

Adding more memory will only improve performance if you were previously running into insufficient memory problems.

If you have a lot of Windows page file usage it would help to add more memory so that it reduces the swapping of physical memory pages to the page file.
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June 10, 2011 11:56:39 PM

LOL I just found out that my motherboard won't even support the phenom x4 i was going to buy. This sucks! Thanks anyways guys
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June 11, 2011 1:04:18 AM

HP support says that the Asus M2N68-LA (Narra2-GL8E) motherboard will only handle CPUs with a TDP (Thermal Design Power) from 45W to 65W.

I've also seen the following that contradicts what HP Support says :

Supports the following processors:
Athlon 64 X2 with Dual Core technology up to 5600+ (up to 89 watt)
Athlon 64 less than 4000+
Sempron less than 3800+
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