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Old 11-15-2005, 03:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Power supply... good enough?

Well as you may have read in my previous topic, my Mobo died so im planning to get a new one. What "used" to be my computer is listed in my sig. Im just wondering however, will my Aroura 350Watt PSU be able to power the following.

AMD Athlon 64 3000+
Maxtor 120 GB HDD
Western digital 20GB HDD
G-force Nvidia 5200
DVD +/- rw drive.
CD rw drive
A small LCD for heads up system performance.
and numerous fans,.. four or five.

The reason I am asking is my previous setup was a sempron that
discipated 67 watts max. The athlon 64 3000+ however discipates 67-85 watts max, depending on the model. I havent found out my exact model yet.

I dont realy want to have to buy a new PSU because the Mobo and CPU are already running me quite a bit.

By the way the reason My old mobo died is because durring a bios upgrade the bios for version 1 and 2 of the mobo got mixed up and the wrong version was installed (version 1 on a version 2 mobo). wow I feel like such an idiot messing up on such a simple task. I still plan to get a new mobo, the reason I ask is my mothers computer is quite slow, but she doesnt want to spring for the money for a new mobo and cpu. I was thinking of putting my old one in there. Anyway is it possable to fix this? The only way I imagine is to remove the flash memory holding the bios and either replace it or externaly program it.

thanks for your help.

Abit NF7-S mobo
AMD Sempron 2500+ @ 1902MHz
Nvidia xfx ge-force 5200, 128MB
WD 20GB HDD SATA (system)
Maxtor 120GB HDD IDE (storage)
1024MB Dual Cannel 400MHz RAM
350W Aurora PSU
Win XP SP2
Memorex 16x Dual Layer DVD +/- RW
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Old 11-15-2005, 05:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i would think that 350W power supply will hold or you could get a forton 400W power supply for 40 bucks

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