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300W enough?

Here are my specs:
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 245 Processor (2 CPUs), ~2.9GHz
RAM: 4096MB RAM
Mobo: FOXCONN 2A92
GFX: AMD Radeon HD 6570
Hardrive: Hitachi Deskstar HDS721064CLA332 Hard Drive

My power supply is 300W, and I am looking to upgrade my CPU to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

Would I need to upgrade my power supply?
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  1. YES! the cpu alone needs 125w or power and in gaming that 6570 would need ~150 plus the rest of your system.
    i would suggest http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
  2. devilofdeaths said:
    YES! the cpu alone needs 125w or power and in gaming that 6570 would need ~150 plus the rest of your system.
    i would suggest http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    No.... :pfff:
  3. amuffin said:
    No.... :pfff:

    sorry mr.amuffin what did i do wrong sir
  4. devilofdeaths said:
    sorry mr.amuffin what did i do wrong sir

    Most HD6570 cards do not even have a PCIe power connector which means sub-75W. In reviews, they are in the 60-65W range.
  5. So you don't think I'd need a power supply upgrade?
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    crisratzys said:
    So you don't think I'd need a power supply upgrade?

    Unless your PSU is craptastic, it should work.

    If you don't want to take chances, simply pick something 350W or better built or designed by Seasonic since Seasonic is behind many of the most frequently recommended models.
  7. Okay, thanks for the advice. This is a total noob question but, say my PSU can't supply enough power, would the PSU just burn out? I wouldn't have a problem with that, but I don't wanna mess up my mobo.
  8. Best answer selected by crisratzys.
  9. When something blows up, it usually is only the PSU.

    Every now and then though, there may be exceptionally catastrophic failures that may exceed the PSU/motherboard/other protections and manage to take out other components.
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