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Okay, I'm thinking of going Core 2 Quad in March, so, I was thinking wondering how many watts I needed. Being me, I went to eXtreme Power Supply Calculator. This is what I input:

System Type: Quad Core

Motherboard: High End - Desktop

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quadro Q6600

Thermal Design Power: 100%

Overclock my CPU!

Stock: 2.4GHz Voltage: 1.1v

Overclocked: 3.0GHz Voltage: 1.3v

Ram: 2 Sticks of DDR2 SDRAM

GPU: ATi R600

SATA HDD: 1 Hard Disk Drive

PCI Cards: Sound Blaster - All Models

Fans: 4xRegular 120mm Fans

AND THE TOTAL:
1259 WATTS.

I currently have a SeaSonic 700W PSU. Will that be enough for 2GB of Ram (DDR2 1000), ATi R600 (Overclocked), and a Quad Core (Non-Extreme)?
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post #2 of 6
You made a mistake. You are running a SINGLE PROCESSOR. You selected 4 physical processors.... 16 cores is bit overkill, I would think.

Change "System Type: Quad Core" and you will see your PSU requirements drop by 390w.
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Oh, there we go. Also, what about Thermal Design Power? Should that be at 85% or something lower than 100%?

Edit - Thermal Design Power - 100% + Overclocked - 3000MHz with 1.3v = 622W. I have a 700W PSU, will that be good?
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Originally Posted by Ninja_Boy View Post
Oh, there we go. Also, what about Thermal Design Power? Should that be at 85% or something lower than 100%?
Set TDP to 100%. This is the max power/heat the processor will ever use.
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I really don't think you will need that much power. Considering that the C2Q and R600 aren't out yet, they probably just used rumored numbers for the wattage.

Wait, you're not supposed to select System Type: Quad Processor, that is only if you have 4 actual processor (ie. it was calculating wattage for 4 Core 2 Quad Q6600).

I redid it with everything the same as your stuff (except System Type) and it came out to 527 watts.
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post #6 of 6
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Alright, I think I got the set up good.

Final Rig:
Rig in Signature + Intel Core 2 Quad. Thanks DuckieHo

[OCN] Ninja_Boy

EDIT - Check my other Post. I got 622W Full Load.
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300GB / 60GB / 4GB 16x LG DVD Burner Windows: XP ViewSonic 19" VP191b 
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