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what are the things that can happen from using a power supply of to few watts

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example putting a 250 watt in a computer that needs a 400 watt
i know your not supposed to and im not going to im just trying to explain that its a problem to do so to someone
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nothing will most likely happen. The fans might spin up but it wont power on fully. I would not recommend doing this becuase you might short something out.
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maybe it will blow up!
    
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one of my friends once bought a prebuild PC that had a too small PSU in it. After some months it wouldnt turn on. He had to tap the power button like a maniac for 10 min and then finally it turned on. Until one day, when nothing happened no matter how hard he tapped it, and he had to send it back to the store to get it repaired. I think his PSU was dead, and maybe his motherboard too. Ive had a faulty PSU from a prebuild (my first PC) blow up itself, my mobo and my GPU. good times.
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post #9 of 11
A quality PSU will run the system at idle fine, until the system is stressed and pushes the PSU beyond its capabilities. Then the PSU's protections should cut in and it will shut down safely.


A crap PSU will likely fail catastrophically, and may damage the system it's connected to.
post #10 of 11
A computer with a 200watt that needs a 400 watt wont turn on.
A computer that needs a 400 watt and has a 350 is or so will turn on but will randomly shut down and freeze up. Both of which are very bad for your parts.

See Phaedrus above.
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