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Is my PSU upto the job?

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by nathan_silly, Jul 6, 2003.

  1. nathan_silly

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    235W Powerman, ATX, fan in the PSU.

    Five 11cm case fans (2W each)
    One 7200 RPM hard disc
    Hard disc cooler, 2 fans
    Geforce 2 MX400 AGP 32MB
    Soundcard SB Live
    Advansys SCSI card
    Network card
    DVD-ROM
    CD- Rewriter
    Intel P3 933Mhz. 133Mhz FSB
    512MB RAM, 133Mhz FSB
    CPU & Video card fan.

    It's been 100% stable- but this week I'm adding another HD- 7200, and another HD cooler (3 fans)

    So will my PSU give up?:D
     
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    there is one way to find out! :D

    i havent tried that many psu's, but i had a 300w one included in a £25 case and it never had any problems at all! OUt of interest though, how come so many fans in there? Are you doing a massive overclock?

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    No I haven't overclocked it.. initially it just had the PSU/CPU/Video card fan- and it seemed quite warm inside- the hot air wasen't being expelled out of the.

    It sounds.....whirry to say the least! (a HTPC should try using my computer for a w/end and go back to there quiet PC... I think they'll won't notice the low level of noise from there own system!)

    I might try o/clocking, but I notice the AGP speed (2x, 4x) seems to drop when I overclock it... and I don't notice any difference in games. Not like 50fps higher.

    I'm used to a file server room... so it doesn't bother me.:D
     
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    i have nothing more than the fan on my 7500! i removed even the cpu fan! Interesting that you are needing so much more!

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    One of the things that separtes hi-fi from lo-fi i the quality of PSU, with a PC you can easily choose the quality of the PSU. Mine cost about £200.
     
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    i was answering whether the psu would cope, not necessarily shine! :D

    out of interest jeff...... what psu do you use?

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    The PSU is the only thing that survived from the original Kryton project. Its a Power PC Cooling Silencer 400 with a replacement Papst fan (12db).
     

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