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Old 07-19-2004, 03:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Power supply: going from 250w to 350w

with a bigger power supply, will i be able to get any benefits from it (computer works fine with the OEM 250w)?

I have a basically-new 350w PS laying around the house since my uncle didn't need it anymore.

I know I should try and decide for myself, but i don't want to go through all the trouble. Thanks!
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Old 07-19-2004, 03:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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give us the specs of your comp
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Old 07-19-2004, 04:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Emachine (nuff said). lol.


1.3GHz celeron (i know i know..)
256MB SDRAM PC100
stock onboard video and sound card
DVD-player (samsung?)
CD-RW drive (HP)


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Old 07-19-2004, 04:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/

see if you REALLY need 350w
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Patriot 2GB (2x1024) PC3200
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Old 07-19-2004, 04:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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wow thanks. 250w is enough for now, but once i add in all my other gadgets, i'll upgrade to the 350w PS. again, thanks!
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