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Will higher Wattage hurt my system?

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

    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!
  3. I don't want to spend more money on that. Max 1000 ($20) in india.
  4. Best answer selected by shaiban001.
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