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Old 04-26-2006, 01:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Whats AS5 sorry?
Its thermal paste, goes between your cpu and heatsink
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Old 04-26-2006, 01:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Oh right. I wondered what that stuff was when i pulled my old heatsink off...
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Old 04-26-2006, 02:30 PM   #13 (permalink)
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A 350w power supply isnt gonna be enough for decent OCing is it?
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You need to read this since you are purchasing a DFI mobo:

http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10854

DFI requires at least a 480W PSU. Otherwise they won't give you support.

Also, read this:

http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24719
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Brilliant. Thanks very much. Ah well, it's not too expensive i guess
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hmmm... i don't know much about psus... whats bad about this? apart from being insanely cheap and therefore probably definitley crap?
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didnt post the link sorry, whats bad about THIS: http://www.terabytecomputers.co.uk/p...roductid=16255
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oem or generic PSUs (or even bad brands..) are very cheap quality, and can destroy your system. they tend to be unstable. it says 500watts but with oem's its usually exagerated. you can have high-quality power supplies that don't give enough power, but they won't harm your system. for generic power supplies, not only can they be insufficient, but may also damage your expensive components.

keep away from OEM or no-name brand power supplies.

get from companies like antec, enermax... and umm there are lots more just can't think of em
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ok. thanks. i kinda guessed it was too good to be true. but apparently i definitely need a 500w PSU but they're all so expensive...

There must be some decent 500w-ers out there for under £50 surely...
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anybody know of any?
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