Solved 300W enough? Tags: Power Supplies RAM CPUs AMD Components Product Last response: October 1, 2012 2:46 PM in Components Share crisratzys October 1, 2012 3:04:53 AM 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=N82E168... Would I need to upgrade my power supply? More about : 300w devilofdeaths October 1, 2012 4:21:27 AM 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=N82E168... m 0 l amuffin a c 110 ) Power supply a c 185 à CPUs a b À AMD October 1, 2012 4:33:40 AM 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=N82E168... No.... m 0 l Related resources Adding a New Hard Drive, is a 300W PSU Enough? - Forum 300W Power Supply Enough for EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Superclocked 2GB? - Forum 300w Is it enough?help home built - Forum 300w PSU Strong Enough? - Forum is Hec 300w enough for Msi Gtx 750 ti twin frozer - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer devilofdeaths October 1, 2012 4:46:05 AM amuffin said:No.... sorry mr.amuffin what did i do wrong sir m 0 l InvalidError a b ) Power supply a c 118 à CPUs October 1, 2012 4:59:57 AM 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. m 0 l crisratzys October 1, 2012 2:05:05 PM So you don't think I'd need a power supply upgrade? m 0 l Best solution InvalidError a b ) Power supply a c 118 à CPUs October 1, 2012 2:17:30 PM 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. Share crisratzys October 1, 2012 2:20:36 PM 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. m 0 l crisratzys October 1, 2012 2:20:43 PM Best answer selected by crisratzys. m 0 l InvalidError a b ) Power supply a c 118 à CPUs October 1, 2012 2:46:36 PM 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Is My 300W Power Supply Enough for an EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Superclocked 2GB? Forum Solved300W enough? Forum Upgrading Graphics Card to 750Ti FTW or SuperClocked, but is 300W enough?? Forum SolvedIs 300w good enough Forum 300W PSU Enough? Forum is a 300w psu good enough to run a radeon hd 7750? Forum In need of advice: Is 300W enough? Forum Purchased 6750HD.. 300W PSU enough? Forum My PC draws 300w from the wall. Is my Antec 500w Earthwatts enough? Forum Is 300W PSU Enough for These Specs? Forum Is 300W PSU enough for this build? Forum Is 300w PSU enough for me? HD4350 & Xonar D2? Forum Will my ezcool 300w psu be good enough after upgrade? Forum Will 300w psu be enough for these compound? Forum 300W PSU Enough? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !