Power Supplies

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by acetken, Jan 29, 2002.

  1. acetken

    acetken "Anything for $50!"

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    Okay, I had another problem from before with my graphics card. Could it be caused by my power supply not giving enough juice to my system? It's on 115 right now, but I can switch to I think 225. Will it harm my comp or what?
     
  2. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    What kind of problem? What kind of video card? You're on a 115 watt system?? I would go with at least a 300 watt power supply. My new system I'm building has a 460 watt.

    They recommend the lowest being a 300 watt for geforce 3.
    It shouldn't harm your system.
     
  3. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    NOOOOO!!!! DON'T TOUCH THAT SWITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That is the voltage regulation switch. It is indicating the line voltage. Set it to 115 for use with North American 120V AC Circuits. Only switch it to 230 when attching to 220v AC Circuits (used on older European circuits).

    Changing that setting and plugging it into the wrong type of outlet will immediately fry your computer. Leave it at 115v

    It will not affect how much power it gives. There should be a label on power supply. Open the computer and look at the label to find out your wattage.

    JJB6486
     
  4. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    glad you caught that.
     
  5. acetken

    acetken "Anything for $50!"

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    Holy crap, thanks man! I'll check and see what the wattage is on the power supply in the case. I'm running a GeForce 2 Ti, not a 3.
     
  6. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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  7. MiseryQ

    MiseryQ Guest

    That would've sucked... Good catch JJB...
     
  8. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

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    Ruddy cheek, he's call ing us antiquated ;)
     
  9. Sgt. Banjo

    Sgt. Banjo Guest

    Give me 220/240 over 115 anyday!. How often do we suffer from brown outs in this country?? not often if ever!
     
  10. Kirrie2001

    Kirrie2001 Guest

    Brown outs.

    Hey Sarge,
    I had a brown out yesterday.
    The toaster broke down!!!!