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What Power supply do I need


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Christopss

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Hi im buying a new Power supply. Right now I have a 250 watt.
My stats of my computer Are :
PIII ( 800mhz)
APG video Card
Two hard drives ( both 6gb)
Fan
Zip Drive
Cd drive ( but may be upgrading to a DVD burner)

A store told me around 400 wats would be ok. But I can get higher Wattage for the same price.
But I was asking for poeple i could trust more. So what one do you think would be best??
I also want to know if i have to much power dose it kill my computer?
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I do not see that you even need a upgrade of the power supply. I've run a H-P P3-1 gig with a 145 watt PS for years now with no problems. It really does not matter how big a PS you put in because the computer will only use what it needs. Just because a higher wattage PS is cheaper than some lower watt PS's doesnt mean its better. What really counts is buying a QUALITY PS. Heres a good website on PS's.

http://jonnyguru.blogspot.com/

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Christopss

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kool thanks
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agree- i have some great machines running on low PSU's--you do not seem to be running anything with major volt cravings and if your PC does not reboot or crash randomly- then you should be ok :whistling:
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unless your giong to put alot of hardware in your computer i see not reason to have a high watt power supply.
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