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if u ran a 300w ps on a computer that need 370w what what would happen?

would the cumputer run but very slow or would it not start at all
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certain components wouldn't get the required power and would either shut down or crash the system, mostly video cards to be exact.

Most of the time the video card will either throttle, crash, or just shut down completely.
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Depends on the power supply. Some power supplies can easily reach past their label load (an Antec HCP-1200 can easily be taken past 1200 watts). There is a very distinct possibility that it will go up in fireworks taking everything with it as a result of the surge it would send through the cables but it all depends on the quality of the unit.
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If the PSU had OCP, it would just shut down the PC to prevent damage.

If it didn't have OCP, it would probably melt or something.
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I'm fairly sure the PSU could pull that much power, but the quality of the components inside the PSU will determine how long it will survive under that type of load. I believe some units will "trip" if you do this, causing a system shutdown/reboot.
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if it is a cheap power supply and it dies it will take out everything connected to it
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thx for the fast response, the reason why i ask the question is because im having problems with my main pc and im been tring to test every thing to find the prob because i dont want to send it to get fix and pay50$ just for them to look at it.


p.s if some one could help me solve or find my prob and has vent server we could talk on im willing to send them a few bucks on PP.
Edited by Rustynails - 12/27/10 at 6:53pm
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thx for the fast response, the reason why i ask the question is because im having problems with my main pc and im been tring to test every thing to find the prob because i dont want to send it to get fix and pay50$ just for them to look at it.


p.s if some one could help me solve or find my prob and has vent server we could talk on im willing to send them a few bucks on PP.
Why not just make a thread about it for free??
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well i hate typing and its hard to explain but I guess your right i will go do that
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