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Old 08-15-2006, 04:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can I use my old power supply to upgraded PC?

I've a power supply on 280W (I think) in my old computer (MSI KT3 ULTRA2, AMD XP 2100+, 256MB RAM, Geforce 4 64mb) and now I'll upgrade to AMD Athlon 64 3500+, PC5300 DDR2 1024MB (2x), MSI K9N NEO-F and a Geforce 7600 GT 256mb. The question is will I be able to use my old 280W power supply?

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Old 08-15-2006, 04:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No. you should look for at least a 400W PSU or better. Something with at least 18A on the +12V rail

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