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Old psu work with new system?

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September 17, 2012 2:16:41 AM

Hello,
Will an oldish powersupply work with a new system? Old as in like 5 years? As far as I know it would but I dont wanna screw up my computer somehow...

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a b ) Power supply
September 17, 2012 2:33:22 AM

If it can supply the power your new system needs, yes. It will work fine.

However, I wouldn't trust just any PSU regardless of age.

What name brand and model is it, and what type of system are we talking about powering?
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a b ) Power supply
September 17, 2012 2:38:45 AM

Yep in terms of PSU brand is almost everything with a few exceptions at the high end.
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September 17, 2012 7:08:35 AM

IMHO, if your new system run single Graphic card and your old PSU have pure 500W+. I think It's gonna be ok..
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September 17, 2012 9:52:40 AM

Excluding the brand discussion (which is entirely valid!) ... you need to check over the connectors. Modern mobos will expect a 24 pin and 8 pin connector. Discrete GPUs will also expect 6 or 8 pin PCI-E connectors. Some of these connector types can be acquired by the use of adapter cables but honestly if you're in this kind of territory I'd seriously consider just buying a new quality PSU.
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