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Old 09-29-2005, 06:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question If i upgrade my processor i think i need to upgrade my power supply Too!

I don't need the best one here, I only expect to have this computer for another few months/Year. Which is my best bet ?


ANANTEC TRUEPOWER 480WATT ATX 12VTEC $114.99
SP450 450W SMARTPOWER 2.0 PSU $89.00
ZALMAN 400W NOISELESS POWER SUPPLY $119.99
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Old 09-29-2005, 06:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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why are you spending so much then if its only a comp for a couple of months.

antec for me
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Old 09-29-2005, 07:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have no choice, my processor is fading......it's only a matter of time now So i just don't want a piece of crap for the next few months/Year.
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I'm going to say that if you're upgrading your processor, it should show no significant extra power consumption. Is the processor going out, or the PSU? sounds like you're saying both are bad.

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Old 09-29-2005, 08:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes Ryan, i think both are on the way out..... Maybe i O.C'ed just a little too much. lol
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well what's your curent PSU?
if it works with this system now, then just putting a CPU a bit higher end is not going to make much of a dint if anything
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Old 09-29-2005, 01:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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