Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Will higher Wattage hurt my system?

Last response: in Components
November 13, 2012 5:32:59 PM

Hi all,
I am currently using 250W power supply for my system and it is having some problem so planning to change it. If I go for more than 250W then is it safe my desktop?
What should I consider while buying a new psu? Any points?

Thanks a lot.
November 13, 2012 5:45:05 PM

i'd aim around 500w; an underpowered psu is more likely to damage your over powered one is just more expensive to buy.

Best solution

a b ) Power supply
November 13, 2012 5:52:03 PM


A bigger power supply, such as a 500watt (as jldevoy suggested) would be a good option, however that depends on the components in your computer, and future upgrade plans. But as a general rule of advice if your upgrading from 250watt to 500watt that would be a good upgrade, and no a bigger power supply will do absolutely no damage to your system, as long as it is of good quality. A good quality power supply is essential to having a reliable system. A bad/cheap/unknown brand power supply can damage your system as they are not reliable, and have various problems.

Whats your budget for the new power supply? I would go with a brand such as corsair, seasonic, or antec, they are of very good quality.

Hope this helped!
Related resources
November 13, 2012 6:19:24 PM

I don't want to spend more money on that. Max 1000 ($20) in india.
November 20, 2012 1:30:01 AM

Best answer selected by shaiban001.