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Going to use some spare parts i got laying around.

Will a old 10 year old dell 250watt PSU 14amps on the 12v rail power this;

2x512gb DDR800 sticks
M2N-E SLI mobo
AMD Athlon 64x2 4000+
1 164gb Hard drive
1 80gb IDE Hard drive
1 evga 8400GS 512
1 Cpu fan
1 Molex fan
1 CD Drive

if not i have a 400watt logisys i got for free with a case, and my trusty Ultra LS600.
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250 wats should be good as long as your not overclocking anything
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Originally Posted by Maysam View Post
250 wats should be good as long as your not overclocking anything
CPU is 65 watts, and i kinda wanted to overclock it like i had before to like 2.8ghz. its 2.11 stock, i dont know if this will cut it.
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Yeah. Typically, without a GPU.... systems with older CPU's rarely pull over 100w actually. With HDD and CD drives spinning...maybe 150w?

I had a Dimension 3000 with a Pentium 4, three HDD's, two DVD drives, a case fan, two sticks of RAM, multiple USB drives/devices, and a PCI card. Dell used a 250w supply for all that and it still had PLENTY of headroom.
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Yeah. Typically, without a GPU.... systems with older CPU's rarely pull over 100w actually. With HDD and CD drives spinning...maybe 150w?

I had a Dimension 3000 with a Pentium 4, three HDD's, two DVD drives, a case fan, two sticks of RAM, multiple USB drives/devices, and a PCI card. Dell used a 250w supply for all that and it still had PLENTY of headroom.
ill try it, i am using a GPU though. gunnah Svideo to my TV, light gaming, data storage and run a server off this computer.
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I don' t like it because it is soooooooooooo old. The ps must have some degradation.
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You'll be just fine, assuming that it's a quality 250w supply.
    
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^ This
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Specifications of the actual PSU, please. Ten years ago Dell was using non-standard PSUs on some models, with connectors that had different pinouts that would fry standard ATX motherboards.
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Specifications of the actual PSU, please. Ten years ago Dell was using non-standard PSUs on some models, with connectors that had different pinouts that would fry standard ATX motherboards.
Off topic but I just wanted to say, I cracked open a 10 year old Delta from an old Dell Dimension and it had all Rubycon's
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