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a b ) Power supply
September 18, 2001 12:00:46 AM

I'm building an AMD machine and the case that I bought for it has a 300w Intel approved power supply. The manual for the 1.4ghz processor I bought sternly states to use ONLY AMD certified power supplies. Anyone know if this is really a big deal? The last I want to do is plucg this thing in and fry my mainboard and cpu.

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a b ) Power supply
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a b å Intel
September 18, 2001 12:08:31 AM

Try it. If the power supply is inadequate, chances are your system will re-boot on it's own. I use only a 235 watt sparkle power supply with my athlon 1.33, but for some reason it works fine and keeps my system 4-6 degrees cooler than any other ps I've tried.
September 18, 2001 12:12:10 AM

Check AMD's web site. Just cuz it says P4 ready does NOT mean that it isnt AMD certified. In any case chances are if it gives a clean power supply there would not be a problem anyway. I have 2 300 wat supplies from 2 vendors and never checked (cuz I already had em, if I got new I would =) they both work fine.

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