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Can I run this computer system with this power supply?

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December 23, 2012 1:39:25 PM

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.

December 23, 2012 2:00:18 PM

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
a b ) Power supply
December 23, 2012 2:18:28 PM

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,

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December 23, 2012 2:26:37 PM

It doesn't say it's Corsair or a good brand of power supply.

The logo it has says "Rise" , "Intel" , and "AMD".
a b ) Power supply
December 23, 2012 2:27:52 PM

that really doesnt sound good, probably a lower quality generic brand, do u have a budget for a new powersupply?

December 23, 2012 2:33:30 PM

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.
a b ) Power supply
December 23, 2012 2:34:18 PM

shur where do u live first of all, than i can give u a nice recommandation according to what country ur in.

December 23, 2012 2:37:25 PM

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.
a b ) Power supply
December 23, 2012 2:39:30 PM


how much in ur currency can u spend?

December 23, 2012 2:41:19 PM

I can squeeze it to 5000php. It's around in $120 when converted to US Dollars
a b ) Power supply
December 23, 2012 2:43:14 PM

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?

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a b ) Power supply
December 23, 2012 2:51:38 PM

4800 php or what u call ur currency, :) 

700watts and fully modular mate ull be ready to go


gets a nice 90% score

December 23, 2012 2:59:41 PM

Thanks for your recommendations iceclock. I'll see a way to afford that power supply and the processor :) 
December 23, 2012 2:59:58 PM

Best answer selected by sentoryu.
a b ) Power supply
December 23, 2012 3:00:16 PM

excellent ;)  u shall enjoy top quality my friend.

December 23, 2012 3:03:54 PM

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.
a b ) Power supply
December 23, 2012 3:05:30 PM

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!

December 23, 2012 3:10:37 PM


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.
a b ) Power supply
December 23, 2012 3:13:14 PM

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.

a c 1108 ) Power supply
December 23, 2012 3:25:47 PM

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.

Model:p 4-600W

a b ) Power supply
December 23, 2012 3:27:39 PM

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 -_-

December 23, 2012 3:48:55 PM

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?
a b ) Power supply
December 23, 2012 3:53:12 PM

no, what would be ur maximum budget for videocard+psu?

December 23, 2012 3:55:01 PM

Mine has a Current of 7A and 4A. Frequency ranges from 50-60Hz. It's different.
a b ) Power supply
December 23, 2012 3:55:41 PM

no i meant budget for videocard + powersupply. i really recommand against using that ps with a new videocard.

December 23, 2012 3:59:22 PM

5000php max. About $120 as of now.
a b ) Power supply
December 23, 2012 4:00:06 PM

for videocard and powersupply u wont be able to get anything good for that sadly.

a b ) Power supply
December 23, 2012 4:00:43 PM

u can buy a gpu and risk it, but im against that, maybe save ur money and buy both?

December 23, 2012 4:03:51 PM

I'll go with saving the money for a while. I don't want to end up saying goodbye to my pc.
December 23, 2012 4:08:30 PM

I already have the 6750 video card. I am planning to buy that Phenom II x4 955 to replace the Athlon II x2 4400e.
a b ) Power supply
December 23, 2012 4:42:10 PM

well id say buy the powersupply first than upgrade the cpu :)  safer that way.