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Old 10-02-2006, 04:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What do you think my power requirements would be with a system with these specs?

eVGA 7950GT 512MB
AMD 64 X2 4600+
Abit KN8 SLI Mobo
2x250GB 7200 RPM WD HDD
Sound Blaser Audigy 2 ZS Plantinum
Kingston HyperX 2g Dual Channel
DVD Dual Layer Drive
CD+-RW Drive
Generic Floppy Drive

Now here is the PSu I was thinking of getting:
Antec Truepower 2.0 550W SLI Ready PSU

I am pretty sure 550W would handle that load. Either way, any suggestions on PSUs or any other items?
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Yea that PSU should do you good.
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Hey thanks man... dude the people on this forum reply so fast it's crasy. I have another question though. When you set the timings on your ram, is it simple? Like do you just go into bios and change them and the voltage? Or, do you have to change other options as well. I personally have never messed around with BIOS that much besides very basic features so I just want to know what i am getting myself into lol. Because that ram can be timed down to 2-3-2-6 (and is supposed to be), but from what I hear, it defaults to 2-3-3-8.
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Unfortunately I have no experience with the BIOS, but I bet the people here on TF can help with that.
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ya, with timings, you just go into bios and change them, its pretty simple as long as you know which timing your changing.. so do a good reading up on it first, there's ras to cas and all that, i'm not too big on it, and i've tried a couple times, but as long as you write some notes down so you know what to change, it shouldnt be a problem at all
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Well I have like 4 PCs in this room and my laptop... so even if i can't figure it out I can look online when I do it. But from what I have been reading on when you change your timings your FSB gets slower or something? So just wondering if I have to change other options like that, or if it like auto compensates. I really wish I just had a friend in real life who knew a lot about hardware that could help me in person lol.
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hahha, ya i know what you, because reading a text screen isnt always helpful
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