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About how many watts/amps would these 2 processors use?

Pentium d 820 Overclocked to 3.7ghz

C2D E4500 Overclocked to ~3.4

I am asking because overclocking my pentium d to 3.7 killed my psu. I am waiting on RMA. I will now be using a e4500 and i am wondering how much less power it will use/ if i need to upgrade my current psu
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Get a 550 or a 600 with at least 2 rails and you'll be fine.
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Righ now i have a 500watt with 2 18a rails, I am hoping that i wont need to upgrade.

a c2d should use a lot less power than a pentium d right?
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Originally Posted by justinjja View Post
Righ now i have a 500watt with 2 18a rails, I am hoping that i wont need to upgrade.

a c2d should use a lot less power than a pentium d right?
Yep as far as I know dual cores are less power hungry.

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I found this site which has a power usage calculator
Says my petium d used about 214 watts
and the c2d should use about 137 watts
so i think i should be fine with my 500 watt psu

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l.m.f.a.o......it says i only need 649 watt PSU.....
    
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