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my psu needs to be upgraded for the quad?

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my current psu in my sig, it runs well on my e6600 and can supply the power just well when its overclocked.

how the question is if i get the q6600 can my psu handle it?

http://www.maxpoint.com/home/product.../index_465.htm
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With the vanilla 6600(gpu)? Yes probably, but I wouldnt leave it there forever, get something stable that you can trust your components on.


lol had to edit that to say gpu, they got the same #
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LOL.

well as far as my gpu goes, i dont' really plan on upgrading any time soon, unless i come accross a super good deal on a much better one.

i got the geforce 6600 for 10 bucks, from my x300 it was a decent upgrade for 10 bucks.

i only play cs source and starcraft once in a while, so i dont need the gpu.

i want the quad because i do some video editing and and some other cpu intensive stuff for engineering, + it would help in folding.

you dont trust enermax? i like enermax. its very very stable. i haven't had a problem with it yet.
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post #4 of 5
Your current PSU is perfectly fine to handle the upgrade to a quad core CPU, though I feel you should definately replace it when you eventually upgrade your graphics card. As for overclocking, it is possible that your overclocks will be limited, especially when it comes to raiseing FSB high enough to warrant vCore increases.
post #5 of 5
Does a quad core CPU even use that much more power then a dual core?

iirc, the dual cores don't use much more then a single core (correct me if I'm wrong)
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