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Can I run this computer system with this power supply?

I have these current specifications:

Processor : Athlon II x2 4400e 2.7GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 6750 1GB

I am planning to replace my unclocked Sempron 140 (Athlon II X2 4400e now) to a Phenom II x4 955.

I have a power supply and on its label, it says 270W (on the left column box) and 360W (on the right Column box). But on the right most column it says 600W(Max). I do not know which one says its total power output or something.

But there is a label on top that says "Model: 600W - P4" with the logo of AMD and an Intel logo. So I am assuming that it gives 600W.

Its physical size measures 5.5 inches x 6.5 inches.

I'm starting to have fear that my power supply will not be able to support the Phenom II X4 955 processor and the Radeon 6750 hd at the same time because on the AMD Website, the Radeon 6750 HD has a requirement of 450W. Does this mean it will blow up? :o

Forgive me if I lack information or if I gave the wrong ones. I am not an expert on these stuff. You are the only ones that can analayze it properly.

BTW, does the Phenom II x4 955 still exist in the market? I cannot see it's current price here in the internet.
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  1. You need to change the Power Supply, upgrade it to atleast 400w for a fine working. Otherwise some of your computer components won't get sufficient power and become unusable until you upgrade your PSU.

    P.S: Nothing's gonna blow they'll just won't work due to insufficient power. Don't worry
  2. what model is ur powersupply, it may be 600watts but not necesserely a good build.

    if you tell me ur powersupply maker i could help u determine if its good enought for that 6750,
  3. It doesn't say it's Corsair or a good brand of power supply.

    The logo it has says "Rise" , "Intel" , and "AMD".
  4. that really doesnt sound good, probably a lower quality generic brand, do u have a budget for a new powersupply?
  5. I don't know. I have a budget allocated for the Phenom II X4 955 Processor. I have somewhere $100.

    What do you recommend, anyway? Thanks for your quick replies.
  6. shur where do u live first of all, than i can give u a nice recommandation according to what country ur in.
  7. I live here in the Philippines. I find it hard when searching for AMD or Intel Products. Probably because I don't go outside too much.
  8. oh,

    how much in ur currency can u spend?
  9. I can squeeze it to 5000php. It's around in $120 when converted to US Dollars
  10. theres a few websites i found for the phillipines but really hard to navigate, maybe u can hook me up with a website and i can help further?
  11. Best answer

    4800 php or what u call ur currency, :)

    700watts and fully modular mate ull be ready to go


    gets a nice 90% score
  12. Thanks for your recommendations iceclock. I'll see a way to afford that power supply and the processor :)
  13. Best answer selected by sentoryu.
  14. excellent ;) u shall enjoy top quality my friend.
  15. But what will happen if I get the Phenom II X4 955 Processor and not the 700W Power supply? I'm planning to get it first before the power supply.
  16. well u might have components that crash with such a bad powersupply, thats the downside of having a bad generic ps, it can crash and die and kill all ur components with it!
  17. :sweat:

    That didn't sound good. So this means I have to get them both... I never thought I will run across a problem with the PSU.
  18. well its generic, let me tell u ive owned a long time ago generic powersupplies twice never again, gave me nothing but problems and one blew out and killed my whole pc.

    so yeah im gonna recommand against it for the safety of ur pc.

    get the powersupply first if u can only afford that.
  19. For a system using a single Radeon HD 6750 graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 450 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply should also have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 23 Amps or greater and have at least one 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector.

    If this is your power supply model then you should have no problem with your upgrade.


  20. like i said its alright, but i wouldnt risk it personally, rise is very poor in build quality, it will work but the question is for how long?

    u can do as u please sentory but if ur pc dies dont say i dint warn u -_-
  21. That's exactly what my label is.. almost. Except for the Intel logo on the middle and the my model says 600W-P4 not P4-600W.

    Anyways, I don't think I can buy the Gold Aurum PSU. Can I just get a 700W with a brand not as grand as that?
  22. no, what would be ur maximum budget for videocard+psu?
  23. Mine has a Current of 7A and 4A. Frequency ranges from 50-60Hz. It's different.
  24. no i meant budget for videocard + powersupply. i really recommand against using that ps with a new videocard.
  25. 5000php max. About $120 as of now.
  26. for videocard and powersupply u wont be able to get anything good for that sadly.
  27. u can buy a gpu and risk it, but im against that, maybe save ur money and buy both?
  28. I'll go with saving the money for a while. I don't want to end up saying goodbye to my pc.
  29. I already have the 6750 video card. I am planning to buy that Phenom II x4 955 to replace the Athlon II x2 4400e.
  30. well id say buy the powersupply first than upgrade the cpu :) safer that way.
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