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Whats the min Power Supply needed for Athlon II X2 260?

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January 31, 2012 8:53:07 AM

Basically I built a cheapo system with a Athlon II X2 260 plus some $50 Asus motherboard. Just wondering if my 15 year old 350W power supply will give enough juice to power that bad boy?
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January 31, 2012 9:19:56 AM

Depends on the other parts what you have in your PC. If you have a video card what is powered just by PCIE than 350W is enough.
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February 1, 2012 8:24:06 AM

adaseb said:
Basically I built a cheapo system with a Athlon II X2 260 plus some $50 Asus motherboard. Just wondering if my 15 year old 350W power supply will give enough juice to power that bad boy?


I have a videocard because I need dual output. And also a PCI Network card installed. Everything else is on the motherboard
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February 1, 2012 8:32:36 AM

depending on the gfx card you may need to get a 450w.. if the card is 75w or under then you may well get away with it... problem is that the psu may not support atx is so you will have to get a new psu regardless of system draw.
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February 1, 2012 9:17:48 AM

^ agree! One more thing to consider is the 15-year factor. The capacitors in the 15-year old PSU would have aged and the PSU will no longer meet original power specs.

Time for a new PSU; 450 watts to 550 watts. Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, XFX.
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