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Old 01-24-2005, 12:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question power supply

i have dell 4600 that runs a 250 watt psu. but ive heard that the psu really acts like a 350 watt psu. is there any truth to this. if someone can let me know, the help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-24-2005, 01:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I doubt if a 250 watt will put out what a 350 watt is.

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Old 01-24-2005, 02:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, that sounds like rumor-mill bull crap to me. Even if it did get metered at 350, there's like no chance that it would be stable, reliable at 350.

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Yeah, that sounds like my Thermaltake which is a 560w, but on the back it says Pead Load 600w, but that doesn't mean you should use it as if it were a 600w as you'd just overload it.
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Old 01-24-2005, 05:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Are you considering an upgrade? 250w is pretty much the minimum a system could run on happily! For the price, a boost to 400w might be worth while if your suffering for random reboots or have demanding hardware...

Depends on your spec I suppose I just like spending money

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