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post #1 of 11
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Hello! Just saying that i have a 350W unbranded psu. do i need a larger psu? here is my pc!
a7n8x deluxe mobo
AMD XP2500+ OC--> to 2800+ and sometime 3400+
3 sticks of ram
sound card
x800 gto agp 128mb
2 cd drives
2 hard drives
no extra case fans.

would you say i need a new one? maybe 500W or 450W or will 350 suffice. i have also noticed my graphics card is getting a bit low intests...maybe undervolted? but it should reset. here are my voltages
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post #2 of 11
well you probably don't need a huge psu for your system, but I would still reccomend you get a name brand psu... try for about a 450w one. I just ordered a 450w FSP for 50usd earlier today.
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post #3 of 11
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yeah..i was thinking of that but i am a bit skint.....i can get a very cheap psu that is 500W for 11 pounds....but sounds slightly dodgy
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post #4 of 11
go for the sunbeam NUUO 450...it's 70USD i believe....i think it's a great PSU and agressively priced....but wait...you don;t really need that since you aren;t running PCIe...NVM, go get an antec trupower from compusa....
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by tpayne1
go for the sunbeam NUUO 450...it's 70USD i believe....i think it's a great PSU and agressively priced....but wait...you don;t really need that since you aren;t running PCIe...NVM, go get an antec trupower from compusa....
Slight problem as the flight would cost a bit more than the PSU.

What sort of budget have you got?

A decent PSU can be kept through a few builds and is essential for overclocking well.

Edit:

This looks nice for £35

http://www.hipergroup.com/English/pr...hpu-4s425.html

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=98568

with 31A on the 12v rail it will also overclock well. If you havent got this much to spend I can try to find a cheaper one just shout.
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post #6 of 11
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well...under 20 quid for a psu...and you are right ...i am form UK...flight will cost about 20 pounds.....even though it is low quality....i do not hink i need na amazing quality psu....i got a barton...doesnt matter it if blows up....mobo is rubbish...graphics card is only thing worth money....thanks though....right now i am using the psu that cam wihth my case but my psu rails are ruinning quite low...3.3 rail
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post #7 of 11
You wont need more than 350w for that system,so dont bother with a 500,bigger isnt always better.

I would go with a little bit bigger though just for the sake of future proofing(400-450).

If you want to continue along the lines of AGP the Antec Smart/True power's are very good psu's for a great price. Ive seen them go for pretty cheap ($20) on ebay.

If you plan on going pci-e anytime soon,you might as well indulge and grab yourself a sunbeam nuuo.

If you want to continue along the lines of AGP
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post #8 of 11
Sorry to intrude but how are you overclocking that Barton to 3400+ speeds? By multi and which multi are you using? I have found that 12.5 x 166 gives you 2800+ but what gives you the other? Sorry for the intrusion. I also have a 350w ps that runs stable at my oc but will not go any further

Ahhhh!urely you mean 2.2 ghz which would be comparble to a XP 3200+
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post #9 of 11
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do not worry!!! i set my mem timings to SPD and then i do 190mhz fsb with a 12.5 times multipler. after that either my psu isnt shaping up or my cpu is crap or my mobo isnt upto it even though it is rated for higher....o well...hope it helps.....also is the psu Qtec bigfan any good? i found one quite cheap.....45oW i think for about 10 pounds.......
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post #10 of 11
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bump? neone know about qtec?
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