power supply

  darkloud 06:59 03 Feb 07
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my power unit on my pc died... I have found two replacements courtesy of an auction sale and they are 350watts each whereas my old one was 300watts... Will i be okay to use a 350watt replacement ??

  SLAYER 07:03 03 Feb 07

Yes it will, the more power the better,especially if you add more components to your PC setup.

  jarvis10@btinternet.com 09:00 03 Feb 07

your pc will only draw what it needs, so you will just have more in reserve if needed, always a good thing.

  citadel 17:44 03 Feb 07

the psu is a very important part of a pc and it is best to get a new quality unit. cheap psu's do not give their quoted output. In this months custom pc mag they tested a range of psu's and the cheap generic 400w could not manage 372w, plus it drew 385w from the mains making it very inefficient.

  jarvis10@btinternet.com 17:48 03 Feb 07

i replaced my 300 watt psu with a cheap 450 watt one and got rid of it after a day, it ran like a stalling jet engine, never again!
best advice given to me (from here) was dont cut corners on your psu!

  SLAYER 19:04 03 Feb 07

go with citadel

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