Q. What size power supply will I need with my AMD Athlon processor?
A. For a minimally configured low power-consumption system, you can use any of the
approved power supplies listed on our website. A 250-watt power supply is the
minimum but you need to estimate the system configuration requirements to
ensure system stability. Minimally configured means: 128-Mbyte RAM, 16-Mbyte
AGP graphics, internal V.90 modem, 10/100 NIC, floppy drive, CD-ROM or DVD,
and 5400-RPM hard disk.
If you are not certain of the final user-configuration, it is safer to install one of the
approved 300-watt (or larger) power supplies listed on the recommended power
supply listing. If the Athlon processor-based system will have more powerconsuming
accessories than the basic minimum, we recommend you build your
system using 300-watt (or larger) power supplies. By using a larger power supply,
the system is also robust enough to handle future enhancements.