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    should i change my PSU?

    Hi Guys...

    I currently have a 350W generic PSU and have just ordered a 9800 pro for my rig. Now my question is.........Are 350W enough to power my athlon o'clocked 2600xp system and the new gfx card (details found in my sig)?
    Rig1: Asus A7N8X-X | AMD Athlon XP 2600+ @ 2200Mhz | Radeon 9800 Pro | Cooler Master Jet 7 | 512MB Samsung DDR400
    Rig2: Abit NF7-S Rev 2.0 | AMD Athlon XP 2500+ | Cooler Master Aero 7+ | Skystar 2 DVB Card | 256MB Crucial DDR333

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    • Zak33's system
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    might well work...bit of a risk though

    What brand? does it say ANYTHING on it? Some cheapo onesa re knows for frying entire systems

    other do ok

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    Don't know the brand. I removed all the stickers when i had it painted!!

    The current PSU has been working fine for a year or more. It definitely works fine. Don't know if it will be enough to handle the new power requirements when i stick in the 9800 pro.
    Rig1: Asus A7N8X-X | AMD Athlon XP 2600+ @ 2200Mhz | Radeon 9800 Pro | Cooler Master Jet 7 | 512MB Samsung DDR400
    Rig2: Abit NF7-S Rev 2.0 | AMD Athlon XP 2500+ | Cooler Master Aero 7+ | Skystar 2 DVB Card | 256MB Crucial DDR333

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    Did it arrive with the case you got?

    350w is probably a little weak....

    You can try it but as Zak said its prob gonna be a it of a risk

    If its a good quality psu (Antec or Enermax) then it might be ok
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    Hedge your bets & buy a nice new one, 400W+. Zallman & Tagan are also good.

    But under NO circumstances buy a Q-TEC y'hear!
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    So I guess I will start shopping around for a new PSU. Apart from Antec, Zalman, Tagan and Enermax are there any other brands which I should look at? What do you think of Levicom PSUs?
    Rig1: Asus A7N8X-X | AMD Athlon XP 2600+ @ 2200Mhz | Radeon 9800 Pro | Cooler Master Jet 7 | 512MB Samsung DDR400
    Rig2: Abit NF7-S Rev 2.0 | AMD Athlon XP 2500+ | Cooler Master Aero 7+ | Skystar 2 DVB Card | 256MB Crucial DDR333

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    • Wam7's system
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    I wouldn't rush out just yet... it depends on how good your existing one is and how much other stuff you've got in your machine but I more than suspect that if it's been running fine for years it will do fine with the 9800pro. I would definitely try it first below splashing out the cash.

    For reference I have a 350w PSU running my o/c P4 3.0 @ 3.8, 6800GT @ Ultra, 6 Hard drives, 2 Optical drives, 7 USB peripherals, 2 fans, and an OCZ booster @ 3.3V! I've only just considered putting in a second PSU to help it out! It is a Sparkle though, which are a good make.

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    The stability of the PSU under load is the important factor, not pure power output.
    Pick up a copy of CustomPC mag (last month's issue) or visit their webbie for an depth look at their reviews.

    A Tagan PSU came out on top by a long way - SO I reckon the £60 spent on that is well worth it. No name PSUs are not necessarily bad PSUs but if you want to eliminate one reason why your latest O/C project won't work, then eliminating the PSU as a problem is a step forward.
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    I run a Thermaltake Pure Power as I know quite a few here do and they all rate them just like me, personally for the 480W its the best for the price, for example, mine runs a P4 2.4, 1GB ram, 6800GT and three ATA133 HDD's without me even having to have the psu above min fan.

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    I think i will go for the Tagan TG480-U01. Read positive reviews about it and hence my hardware will be safe!!!

    thanks for your help guys.......much appreciated!
    Rig1: Asus A7N8X-X | AMD Athlon XP 2600+ @ 2200Mhz | Radeon 9800 Pro | Cooler Master Jet 7 | 512MB Samsung DDR400
    Rig2: Abit NF7-S Rev 2.0 | AMD Athlon XP 2500+ | Cooler Master Aero 7+ | Skystar 2 DVB Card | 256MB Crucial DDR333

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