Athlon xp power consumption...

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Highwind7777, Feb 11, 2002.

  1. Highwind7777

    Highwind7777 Guest

    would i be able to run an athlon xp mobo(almost any...I want a wide choice)with an athlon xp, tons of ram, 2 7200 rpm 40 gig hdd, radeon 8500, and 2 fans on a 145 watt power supply(it's a very very reliable power supply...dont ask wut it is, cuz I dont know, but it already has 30 thousand hours in it?
  2. motordude

    motordude Guest

    Dude personally, If I were putting that kinda money into a system with that kinda stuff, 300W would be the ultimate minimum size PS I would choose. Actually I would be very very surpised to see all that run on that small of a PS. Let me know how it works out for you. As far as it being a reliable PS, that really has nothing to do with it in this case, if it doesnt have the power, then it doesnt have the power.
  3. mavis

    mavis Guest

    well, I'm running a very similar system to what you're speaking of - I would recommend the same: NO LESS than 300w, even some 300w PS's might be insufficient - I'd suggest more, personally.

  4. LightWave

    LightWave OSNN Addict


    Im on a Athlon TB 1200Mhz 266Mhz FSB 512MB DDR 2x 30GB ATA 100 7200RPM--G-Force Annhilator 256 PRO 32MB DDR... And DVD CD-ROM ..SoundBlaster Live player 5.1 ---Floppy drive ofcourse.. and a networkcard..

    And i got a 240W PS..And thats FAR FAR FAR not ENOUGH power 2 run even all this hardware... if i install feks...a small Fan or even a 256MB ram stick ...everything will be totaly fucked up(Bluescreens..autorestarts..etc.. my power supply cant handle any more hardware at all... So i have ordered me self a 350W PS...

    145W forget it.. thats just about how much W a 3D card is using.. remember also DDR ram.. and burners.. and big HDz--eats alot of juice (power) You Should at least get ur self a 340W PS or more..