Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by canadian_divx, Apr 28, 2003.
how would you know if you max'd out the PSU of the computer???
only true way would be with a digimeter. Why not post your specs including all of your HDs, CD drives, video, ram, fans, PSU (wattage), and anything else important.
amd xp 2000+
3x 40gb 7200rpm
Ti4680P Turbo 128DDR
1GB ddr (400)
sound blaster audigy
altec lansing 641 speakers
sony trinitron 21" flat
8mb net connection
hmm... i'd say... *rubs chin*... 350-watt minimum... 400-watt if it's a generic psu.
Got this from a site, I think I use about 380WATTS, but my PSU is 460WATTS, just to be on the safe side
not to mention future upgradeability.
If any voltage lines go too low, then you've maxed it out. Don't trust sensor readings though! Measure with a good volt meter.
Athlon XP 2000+(1789 Mhz)
768 MB Ram
2 IDE 40/60 HDD
1 CDRW/1 DVD
3 Antec case Fans
1 CPU Fan
its ove 350 and I have only 300w
Well for most systems I have heard of (even some of the more extreame ones) 350W will work, but even though they work some systems are probley stressing their PSU's which will shorten the life of the PSU, and can cause instability. The best rule of thumb is get the best and highest wattage you can afford.