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Someone at school told me that if I got a psu with voltage way over recommended for the computer(for upgrades down the road), then it would cause the cpu to lag. Is this person wrong? I thought I've heard elsewhere that this wasn't true.
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Someone at school told me that if I got a psu with voltage way over recommended for the computer(for upgrades down the road), then it would cause the cpu to lag. Is this person wrong? I thought I've heard elsewhere that this wasn't true.

I think you mean wattage instead of voltage. If so you can overkill on wattage all you want. It'll just make your electric bill higher as it won't be as efficient .
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Ok thanks for the reply smile.gif
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Someone at school told me that if I got a psu with voltage way over recommended for the computer(for upgrades down the road), then it would cause the cpu to lag. Is this person wrong? I thought I've heard elsewhere that this wasn't true.
Your friend don't know squat.
The thing about buying a bigger unit, is just the decrease in efficiency. You want a PSU that is close to your wattage needed, as is saves more power and money.
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Someone at school told me that if I got a psu with voltage way over recommended for the computer(for upgrades down the road), then it would cause the cpu to lag. Is this person wrong? I thought I've heard elsewhere that this wasn't true.

Tell him he is wrong and he sould read up it to get his facts right
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