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zoomy942
03-17-04, 09:18 AM
okay.. start laughing. i have a great pc... but i had a 160W power supply.. i dnot knwo how my pc was rnuning on such little juice considering all the overclcoking i do. anyway.. it would freeze every once in a while... when she was more overclocked.. and i just got a 300W power supply.. thinki things will be better for me?

saturnotaku
03-17-04, 09:20 AM
If it's a name-brand PSU (Antec, Enermax, Sparkle, PC Power and Cooling) then yes, it'll be fine. If not, return it and buy said name-brand power supply of at least 350W.

zoomy942
03-17-04, 09:22 AM
will my stability or anything like that be affected? i am only asking cause i have had this case(which came with the power supply) for a little while and i just never thought to check the power supply.,. (what was i thinking?)

so from 160W to 300W

stncttr908
03-17-04, 10:13 AM
If you get a good name brand PSU then you'll have no problems with stability. It's a wonder that your system ran on such a small unit to begin with.

zoomy942
03-17-04, 10:53 AM
Originally posted by stncttr908
If you get a good name brand PSU then you'll have no problems with stability. It's a wonder that your system ran on such a small unit to begin with.

i know it. i thought that if you had below a 200W then you needed a hamster in a little wheel running to power it

Riptide
03-17-04, 10:53 AM
If you want to save money I think an Antec 430W truepower might not be a bad buy. Decent power supply for a decent price.

Dazz
03-18-04, 02:45 AM
160w PSU sounds like a mATX P2.

Gator
03-18-04, 06:18 AM
Originally posted by Riptide
If you want to save money I think an Antec 430W truepower might not be a bad buy. Decent power supply for a decent price.

agreed! I'm using that same PSU in my dad's Athlon64. Plenty of power, low price, high quality.