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230V - enough?

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October 28, 2002 5:40:39 PM

I currently have a 230V power supply. I want to upgrade my computer to something around an Athlon XP 1800+.
I'd be running 2 ( I can also just put one ) hard drives, a DVD AND CD-Rom drive, a simple sound card, and a Geforce 2MX 440 64MB.

So my setup isnt anything fancy, would the power supply be enough? I dont want to spend money on a new one...

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October 28, 2002 11:01:22 PM

Hell no.
Not only is that only a 230W PSU, i bet it is also an old and cheap 230W unit.
I bet big money that it will fail spectacularly or not work at all with the new system.

At the bare minimum i reccomend a quality brand name 300W psu... Antec, Enermax or Toptower are my suggestions. A 350W PSU or greater is advised for future upgradability.

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October 29, 2002 12:55:22 AM

I agree. It is a good idea to get a high quality 350 Watt PSU.
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October 29, 2002 3:08:29 AM

Well, its a bit old. Not the cheapest model. I did spend some extra cash on getting a better one.
If 230W isnt enough, I guess I'll go get a new one...
October 29, 2002 9:31:05 AM

Hang on, did you say a 230 Volt or 230 Watt PSU?

Depending on where you live, 230 Volt might be standard irrespective of the wattage.

In terms of wattage, I'd go for a minimum of 350 Watt in a good brand name like Antec or Enermax.

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