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Should i upgrade my Power Supply unit ?

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March 30, 2012 2:36:11 PM

my spec cpu

Processor : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core 5000+ , 2.6GHz
memory : 3GB DDR2
PSU : Powerlogic Pure Power 230 Watt and Max Power 450 Watt

today . i buy New GPU Sapphire AMD Radeon HD6670 1gb DDR5 . and I want to upgrade my old PSU to C/MASTER 650W EXTREME POWER PLUS and i want to know that PSU can support to my GPU ??
a b ) Power supply
March 30, 2012 2:38:01 PM

Yes it will be more than enough for your GPU.
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March 30, 2012 2:41:04 PM

thanks you and fast replied! :D 

but i have installed the GPU with the old PSU. seem okay. no problem at all . or i need remove the GPU back???
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a b ) Power supply
March 30, 2012 2:43:19 PM

If it's working okay you don't have to, but the problem is that it might cause problems when the system in full load. If your PSU can deliver at least 300W, you don't have to think about upgrading.
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March 30, 2012 2:43:25 PM

whats the model number on your old psu? you might be able to use that. Not sure what the difference btwn pure power and max power is...
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March 30, 2012 2:50:04 PM

thanks you @ilysaml and @slicedtoad .

i think the model PSU is Magnum 250.

urm.. i should change the PSU! :D 
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March 30, 2012 3:04:44 PM

Very wierd psu documentation.
http://static.lowyat.net/uploads/attach-47/post-492247-...

Anyway it has 18A 12v rail so it should be fine. GPU + CPU should only need around 155W at load. It's not exactly quality but i'd wait till it dies before upgrading.

If you do upgrade don't get the cm one you mentioned, get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It's a very good psu and cheap.

If you want something that looks nicer tell me.
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a b ) Power supply
March 30, 2012 3:16:53 PM

kimonorish said:
thanks you @ilysaml and @slicedtoad .

i think the model PSU is Magnum 250.

urm.. i should change the PSU! :D 

You should change the PSU for the quality not for the output, as your system can run in a 250W PSU including the HD 6670.
I suggest you do that move when you upgrade your whole system.
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March 30, 2012 3:36:46 PM

As slicedtoad said, you don't want the CM PSU. A low-end Antec or Seasonic would be fine.
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March 30, 2012 3:51:48 PM

but he doesn't have to upgrade at this point.
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March 30, 2012 4:13:02 PM

okay. i take advice from you guys . but my old PSU support to my LCD monitor too ..
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March 30, 2012 4:22:57 PM

for now, i just try to play some game like crysis . and no lag with high setting but when i play so fast . the lag happen little bit .
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March 30, 2012 4:23:59 PM

your psu supplies your monitor? I really don't think so. Your monitor should be plugged into the wall or a power bar. There are no compatibility issues between psus and monitors.
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March 30, 2012 4:42:15 PM

this is my PSU look like .

me put 2 cable at the PSU . one cable i plugged it to the wall . and second i plugged to my monitor.

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March 30, 2012 4:54:46 PM

riighht. I have no advice on that psu.
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March 30, 2012 4:55:05 PM

kimonorish said:
http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/2097994/all this is my PSU look like .

me put 2 cable at the PSU . one cable i plugged it to the wall . and second i plugged to my monitor.


Pretty sure that's just a pass-through. It's not actually powering your monitor, it's just giving you an additional plug.
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March 30, 2012 5:04:56 PM


Slicedtoad . sorry make u confuse at the first conversation . but, can i upgrade that old PSU with the one u recommended to me ?
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March 30, 2012 5:06:09 PM

oh . i see . thanks for ur support . :D 
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March 30, 2012 7:09:24 PM

yeah you could upgrade it to a earthwatts 380 but i wouldn't unless your old one give you problems.
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