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Old 04-22-2010, 07:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do I know if my power supply can support the i3 or i5 CPU?

Hi everyone!

Ok, here is my big question:

How do I know if my power supply can support the i3 or i5 CPU?

I also have one more question:

Is there really that big of a difference for the power needs of an i5 vs. a Q9550? If yes, what exactly is the difference [Example: more watts, different voltage, etc.]?

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Apevia isn't a very good brand of Power Supplies. But if you've been lucky enough to get a good one then your 680 watt model should be just fine
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Apevia isn't a very good brand of Power Supplies. But if you've been lucky enough to get a good one then your 680 watt model should be just fine
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Thanks for answering my first question...how about my second question?

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The i5's use less power than the Q9550's, so you should be fine.
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