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Paul
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      Feb 5th, 04, 9:13 PM
Hi,

I am building a Pentium 4 based system, but am not sure what wattage power
supply I will require for this. I currently have a 300 watt power supply is
this enough??

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers


 
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      Feb 5th, 04, 10:11 PM
"Paul" wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I am building a Pentium 4 based system, but am not sure what wattage power
> supply I will require for this. I currently have a 300 watt power supply is
> this enough??


Without more information, all I can say is probably not.

Jon
 
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      Feb 5th, 04, 10:39 PM
Paul wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I am building a Pentium 4 based system, but am not sure what wattage power
> supply I will require for this. I currently have a 300 watt power supply is
> this enough??
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Cheers
>
>


Does it have the 4 pin P4 plug?

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      Feb 5th, 04, 10:49 PM
Well, I ran my P4 (2.4GHz, overclocked to 3.06) system for awhile (like a
week or two) on a 250W PSU. I had 2 hard drives (one 7200rpm 40GB, one
5400rpm 80GB), 1 CD burner, no extra fans (just the CPU fan), and an ATI
All-In-Wonder Radeon card. I don't think there were any other PCI cards, as
I was using the on-board sound and NIC.

It worked fine, but I didn't want to push it by hooking up my extra DVD
drive, so I ended up picking up a new PSU. So I'd say go ahead and try it,
but leave some budget for replacing your PSU just in case.

Clint

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> Hi,
>
> I am building a Pentium 4 based system, but am not sure what wattage power
> supply I will require for this. I currently have a 300 watt power supply

is
> this enough??
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Cheers
>
>



 
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      Feb 5th, 04, 11:05 PM
Good point. My 250W PSU mentioned below (in my original reply) didn't have
the right P4 plug, but my ASUS MB had a special plug that would take a HD
power cable.

Clint

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> Paul wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am building a Pentium 4 based system, but am not sure what wattage

power
> > supply I will require for this. I currently have a 300 watt power supply

is
> > this enough??
> >
> > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> >

>
> Does it have the 4 pin P4 plug?
>
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      Feb 5th, 04, 11:10 PM
Clint Neufeld wrote:
> Good point. My 250W PSU mentioned below (in my original reply) didn't have
> the right P4 plug, but my ASUS MB had a special plug that would take a HD
> power cable.
>
> Clint


IIRC that 4 pring P4 plug adds extra oomph from the 12V rail of the PSU
to run the CPU, so an old cheapie might not be able to cope even with a
molex adapter.


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> "Sooky Grumper" <sookygrumper@fishies_.com> wrote in message
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>>Paul wrote:
>>
>>>Hi,
>>>
>>>I am building a Pentium 4 based system, but am not sure what wattage

>
> power
>
>>>supply I will require for this. I currently have a 300 watt power supply

>
> is
>
>>>this enough??
>>>
>>>Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>>>
>>>Cheers
>>>
>>>

>>
>>Does it have the 4 pin P4 plug?
>>
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>
>
>



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      Feb 5th, 04, 11:35 PM
Yes it does have a 4 pin P4 plug, it is a new PSU that came with the case
that I have just brought ... will this make a difference ??

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> Paul wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am building a Pentium 4 based system, but am not sure what wattage

power
> > supply I will require for this. I currently have a 300 watt power supply

is
> > this enough??
> >
> > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> >

>
> Does it have the 4 pin P4 plug?
>
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