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ok i have to upgrade my friends dieing athlon 3400 rig but only the video card and add anthor gig of ram in there but i will need a new psu i figerd so this is what i thought

x1950 pro 512mb ddr3 AGP
ok his ram is the hard bit he has hyudi electronics ddr 3-3-3-8 ram and i cant get any of that stuff so i thought if i just brought some other ram will it work ...

i will just get him a cheap 500 W PSU any idea's
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ok his mother baorded is a ASUS K8N 754
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so you are looking to add the video, another gig of ram and a power supply; is that correct?
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post #4 of 8
Never go cheep on the PS! There are a few good inexpensive units in the $50ish range that you can depend on!
For example
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817189005
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817189013
    
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Yeah, you risk the integrity of the entire system. Pointless to put in x amount of $ into a system just to have it fry cuz the PSU crapped out.
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post #6 of 8
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ok but he has been used tro a crapy one his whole life and i am going to get a raidmax 500Watt which is pretty good i think... i have had one powering my 8800gts and i was fine
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hmmm I don't know man, it may work for you but if I were throwing money into a system I wouldn't skimp on a PSU to save a few bucks. How much $ is this 500w raidmax you are looking at?
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$60 but that is in New zealand
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