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Old 10-06-2004, 09:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know the new prescott 3.0 HT chips are power hungry so Im wondering what I can use for a power supply. I have a 250w one now, but im thinking that may be too weak. Can I use that one or should I just order a new PSU? Thanks.


BTW this computer is just a office machine...no gaming or anything like that. It will have a cd burner and floppy drive for devices.
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I'm pretty sure that you're gonna need a new PSU, considering that a Prescott 3GHz takes 96W by itself. Here's a PSU calculator to help you decide.
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I know the new prescott 3.0 HT chips are power hungry
Prescotts produces more heat than they do take up power, which makes them dangerous. Make sure you have adiquite cooling.

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Im wondering what I can use for a power supply. I have a 250w one now, but im thinking that may be too weak.
Its not how many watts is in the psu but more the quality, a generic psu will screw you. If your worried about power get the thermeltake 420w, this is a high quality psu(i own it and reccomend it) and it is very cheap 62 canadian.


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Can I use that one or should I just order a new PSU? Thanks.
Depends on your thoughts
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