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Alright so I got this more power efficient computer for i guess you could say a HTPC...I'm just going to use it to play movies onto my 24" TV through S-Video. The computer has a 180W Delta power supply. I know Delta makes quality stuff but I wanna make sure it's enough. It has a 1.5GHz P4, S478. The only thing I replaced is the graphics card, it had a ATi Rage Pro...I put this card in there http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814129107

Only thing is, I can't find out how much power it draws. I would guess around max of 30 watts but I just wanted some other opinions. Thanks guys
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That 180w unit is more than enough. It won't be a problem.

The X1050 / Radeon 9550 doesn't draw hardly any power (it's a 28w TDP card if memory serves me right.)
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That 180w unit is more than enough. It won't be a problem.

The X1050 / Radeon 9550 doesn't draw hardly any power (it's a 28w TDP card if memory serves me right.)
Sweet, thanks Tator Tot! It was just buggin me cause that thing is kicking out quite a bit of heat...Must just be inefficient? Thing was manufactured in December, 2001...
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Though the s478 Pentium 4s aren't exactly power efficient.
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Though the s478 Pentium 4s aren't exactly power efficient.
hahaha....Indeed. BUT it replaced a 2.8GHz P4 S478 and a Radeon 9700 Pro
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Sweet, thanks Tator Tot! It was just buggin me cause that thing is kicking out quite a bit of heat...Must just be inefficient? Thing was manufactured in December, 2001...
If it's a unit from December 2001 then it most likely is. They are also generally cramped inside (those older units, as they are very small) and thus build up heat easier.

If you want a quieter and more efficient unit you can get a PicoPSU which will make no noise and is around 90% efficient if you get the right power brick.

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Though the s478 Pentium 4s aren't exactly power efficient.
Yeah but it's one of the "low power" 1.5Ghz models.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
If it's a unit from December 2001 then it most likely is. They are also generally cramped inside (those older units, as they are very small) and thus build up heat easier.

If you want a quieter and more efficient unit you can get a PicoPSU which will make no noise and is around 90% efficient if you get the right power brick.



Yeah but it's one of the "low power" 1.5Ghz models.
Gotcha, it makes sense...It's actually very quiet, so I should be all good to go
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