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Since I might actually want to try this, I'll wait until I buy a new powersupply for my (albeit sad, old, and low-end for today -.- gaming rig, I'll use the 250 watt guy in this project.

If this works It'll be rather interesting.

I think I'll get my tools out and start modifying my case to fit 2 motherboards.
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Since I might actually want to try this, I'll wait until I buy a new powersupply for my (albeit sad, old, and low-end for today -.- gaming rig, I'll use the 250 watt guy in this project.

If this works It'll be rather interesting.

I think I'll get my tools out and start modifying my case to fit 2 motherboards.
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I mean, if you don't mind sending those PCs to the grave, and perhaps you and your house at the same time, you can always try. The thing is that, it would not work for the simple reason that both PC will use different ammounts of power according to the hardware installed, to their state (such as C1 for the CPU), and therefore, I'm not sure if the PSU can split this power for two computers...
    
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say you got 2 nice computers but only one psu ..
what happens if your psu blows...i wounder

You ruin 2 nice computers.

Luckily, I have 2 pentium III Computers, and some sticks of SDRAM I'm not using.

So if my powersupply blows, I'm ruining 2 crappy, useless computers that would've just been sitting doing nothing otherwise.

I have a few plans for these guys...... And then there's the other idea I just got ..

What about a switch to be able to use 1 monitor for the both of them?
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You ruin 2 nice computers.

Luckily, I have 2 pentium III Computers, and some sticks of SDRAM I'm not using.

So if my powersupply blows, I'm ruining 2 crappy, useless computers that would've just been sitting doing nothing otherwise.

I have a few plans for these guys...... And then there's the other idea I just got ..

What about a switch to be able to use 1 monitor for the both of them?
try it and get back to us
    
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You ruin 2 nice computers.

Luckily, I have 2 pentium III Computers, and some sticks of SDRAM I'm not using.

So if my powersupply blows, I'm ruining 2 crappy, useless computers that would've just been sitting doing nothing otherwise.

I have a few plans for these guys...... And then there's the other idea I just got ..

What about a switch to be able to use 1 monitor for the both of them?
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post #17 of 19
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dont know then get a 500+watt psu and try it dont know how the hell your going to do it like ..up to you
Um...LOL?

its easy, just split the 24 pin connector into two and do it

P2 systems need ~45W on 12V at 100% full load with 2-3PCI cards, BTW.... (the psu's running those systems normally had 3-4A on the 12V rail)

so any decent 300W with at least 10A on the 12V rail could handle TWO P2 systems at FULL LOAD
    
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post #18 of 19
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Sreenath, I love your sig XD

Well, It'll take me awhile to procure a better power supply, as the one I've got now doesn't have the power (or at least I doubt it does) And I'm sure there's a way to make my own VGA switch.

So, you won't see this appear here right away, but I'm definitely doing it.
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lol, well keep us updated, seems like an interesting experiment
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