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P4 630 @ 3GHz
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1GB DDR400
Sapphire HD4670 512MB GDDR3
Sound Blaster 24-bit
AvERmedia TV tuner card
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DVD-RW
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All on a 350w FSP PSU (OEM out of a Tiny S34 dekstop).

The GPU beeps at power on, but only once, and there is a display.

Will this be OK? It will be used for light gaming, music, web browsing and downloading.
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It should be fine but under load it might not be powerful enough to run your system I would honestly say get a 500w one

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500w-...ingle-rail-atx

Something like that and if you do come to upgrade your system on a later date you have plenty of power.
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Should be fine, FSP tend to make good units.
 
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400W power supply is recommended for that 4670! ( if im not mistaken) You might get away with a quality 300w/350w ( oem no name ???) i have heard people using 300w psu on a similiar systems.
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Well it may be an OEM one but it is an FSP.

I should say, before hand, this rig worked fine with all of these:

with 2 SATA HDDs at 7200rpm (no IDE HDDs at that time)
an additional ODD
a PCI modem card
and an ATI X600 Pro.

I thought that the X600 Pro + these woud be similar to the power draw of the 4670.
If it isn't good enough, will it shut down or will it go with a bang?
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post #6 of 9
Someone I know has a similar setup, with a 300w PSU, Works great even under load, although he doesn't have a TV tuner, Maybe that extra 50w you got will do the trick.

If it doesn't work, it will just turn off, highly unlikely it'll explode sending shrapnel being sent across the room.

If you want to be safe Id say 450-500 would be recommended as a minimum, but you should be just fine with what you have, that video card is a great choice for lower end PSU as well, since it consumes just about nothing.
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Thanks for your help, but this rig won't work at all. reckons the HDD is faulty even though I know it is not.
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Originally Posted by Markeh View Post
Thanks for your help, but this rig won't work at all. reckons the HDD is faulty even though I know it is not.
Are you absolutely sure the HDD is fine?

If you think its power, and you have onboard Video, unplug your GPU card temporarily to do a boot up. (The only board I can personally remember from that generation is the P4M800 boards.)
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No on-board unfortunately.

And the HDD in this rig says Disk read error.

In another rig (an old Socket A Sempron) it works fine. So I've stripped out the ODD, HDD, Musketeer, sound card, and card reader, and put them in the Sempron.
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