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October 14, 2001 1:23:13 AM

Does anyone have a list of AMD approved PSs for the Athlon 1400? I've been trying to get the list from AMD for the last several days and the link seems bad.

The link to the recommended mobo list seems dead too. WTF?

Thanks

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October 14, 2001 1:24:25 AM

Those two links I have found to be down, also.

Just go with a good name one; ex. Enermax, Antec...

:tongue: Have you ever tried cooking an egg on your HSF? Tasty. :tongue:
October 14, 2001 1:31:12 AM

Boondock, I have an Antec but it's only 300W and I'm just wondering if it's approved or not. I haven't had any problems with my Athlon 1400 setup but I'm wondering if this PS is enough in the long run.

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October 14, 2001 1:35:17 AM

I have a 350 watt Antec in mine, and has been working fine with a Tbird 1400 for quite some time now. Antec builds good PSU's, and as long as you don't overclock or add a ton of components, your 300 watt should suit you fine.

:tongue: Have you ever tried cooking an egg on your HSF? Tasty. :tongue:
October 14, 2001 1:57:51 AM

Yeah, I've been fine so far, but I've got a graphics card, two hard drives, two NICs, a CD RW and a DVD.

I think I might be pushing it even with an excellent 300W PS. But I'd hate to buy a new PS if I don't need it. I'm cheap, LOL.

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October 14, 2001 2:19:25 AM

Definately enermax... they are the best.
the 350W should be ample for most. 430W if you the power for overclocking with room to spare.
550W enermax if you have cash to spare and just want the best of the best for insane bragging rights! (that would be me! *evil grin*)

also see if you can find a Toptower supplyer...
<A HREF="http://www.topower.com.tw/atx12v_420p4.htm" target="_new">http://www.topower.com.tw/atx12v_420p4.htm&lt;/A>
ive seen a review on them...
<A HREF="http://www.dansdata.com/top420p4.htm" target="_new">http://www.dansdata.com/top420p4.htm&lt;/A>
enermax-like quality at a more affordable price.


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October 14, 2001 2:34:52 AM

I haven't had any problems with Enermax, but my Antecs do not supply the proper voltage.

Back to you Tom...
October 14, 2001 3:19:04 AM

I have been doing fine on a 350 watt PSU, with this installed/running off it:

Athlon 1400 C
GeForce 3
2x 256 DDR PC2100
NIC
40GB 7200RPM HD
12x DVD
8x/4x/32x CDRW
3x 80mm Fans

:tongue: Have you ever tried cooking an egg on your HSF? Tasty. :tongue:
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October 14, 2001 6:25:43 PM

Yes, but that system would run on a 300W unit or less if it was high quality. I have had two SCSI cards, a TV tuner card, 5 hard drives (plus external devices), a DVD and SCSI CDRW, floppy, network, sound cards, a GeForce 2 GTS overclocked to 225/380, modem, 256MB on 2 dimms, and a PIII 700@933, all cooled by three large fans, on a 250W unit, without instability. Even though it's a PIII all those drives and cards have to count for something. Of course my Antec PS couldn't handle it, in fact with two drives removed it still would drop voltage whenever I stressed the system.

Back to you Tom...
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October 14, 2001 6:25:43 PM

Yes, but that system would run on a 300W unit or less if it was high quality. I have had two SCSI cards, a TV tuner card, 5 hard drives (plus external devices), a DVD and SCSI CDRW, floppy, network, sound cards, a GeForce 2 GTS overclocked to 225/380, modem, 256MB on 2 dimms, and a PIII 700@933, all cooled by three large fans, on a 250W unit, without instability. Even though it's a PIII all those drives and cards have to count for something. Of course my Antec PS couldn't handle it, in fact with two drives removed it still would drop voltage whenever I stressed the system.

Back to you Tom...
October 15, 2001 1:42:29 AM

indeed its not about wattage really.
you HAVE to look a the figures, namely the Amps it can put out.

ive looked at a generic 350W psu (which happened to die on a friend after about a week)
and the numbers for a 350W enermax.

ill get the exact figures but it was significant to say the least!

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October 15, 2001 1:56:09 AM

Yes, it's amazing, Newton, Power Tronic, and some of my other power supplies have much higher ratings than my Antec power supplies. In fact I have a Gateway OEM Power Tronic 145W here that has higher amperage ratings in the 3.3v and 5v lines than my 200W Antec. But most of these high quality OEM power supplies are too small for a high-end system. Which leaves you with Enermax being the main choice left.

Back to you Tom...
October 15, 2001 2:02:22 AM

Exactly! Enermax is THE PSU! It'd be my choice anyday. Why? It's a top-of-the-line name and it provides excellent quality at reasonable price. Heck, even teh Enermax 530W PSU is reasonably priced.

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October 15, 2001 2:03:29 AM

Shoot, does that sound too trollish? If it does then completely ignore what I said!!!!!!!!

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October 15, 2001 2:17:45 AM

you should see my 300W omni!
15 9 & 12 i think the amps are!
extreemly flaccid.
nowonder my fan speeds & voltages were changing when full load was applied!

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October 15, 2001 2:19:50 AM

didnt know there was an enermax 530...
only thought there was a 520 and a 550!
course i had to get the 550... :) 

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October 15, 2001 2:37:35 AM

Geeze that's almost as bad as these 145W Power Tronics! (which are pretty good for 145W).

Back to you Tom...
October 15, 2001 2:48:30 AM

I don't know how many watts it is exactly. That's what's so tricky about Enermax PSU reviews. Each review rates the same PSU differently

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October 15, 2001 3:02:14 AM

point...
my 550W psu has actually got the model number 651 on the side, and that i think refers to the PEAK power output... not a particularly useful measure...

so if it were 520 in your case they may well have been reviewing the 430...
*shrug*

anyways... wattage isnt so important ive found than CURRENT. lots of AMPS on the 3.3, 5 & 12V lines is what you want! (specially the 5v line)

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