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New cpu - good choice?


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I suggested this guy.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371001
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I know... It is $30 cheaper than the 550w NeoHE that he had planned to get...
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:whistling: I was comparing to the PSU you had suggested. :blink:
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Ah, I understand now. I checked and that rebate ends Sept. 7th if your interested JoJo.
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Ah no thanks, I dont buy online hardware.

(I also live in Australia)

Edited by JoJoTime, 05 September 2007 - 12:13 AM.

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Sorry, I made a mistake on the calculator.
I accidently put two physical processors because I was confused.
I'm deciding to get a 6400+ which is around 129 W. I redone the test to my current specs now and it said only 265 W !! First of all for the current specs I have now I changed the capacitor aging to 20% which is correct and results in the 20-ish Watt reduced from last test.

I redone the test with the 6000+ (which is the same Wattage as the 6400+) and it resulted with 329 W's! Does this mean I can still keep my current PSU of 430W?
I plan to get a new Gfx card in the future of a year or two so I'll upgrade the PSU then if it's not required so now.

My main question is: Can I keep the PSU and just get the 6400+?
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I'm getting 440W without the aging of the capacitors. Please note that the 6400+ is a dual core processor.
In otherwords your going to need a new PSU.
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Edited by james_8970, 10 September 2007 - 08:32 AM.

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Maybe Im doing the calculator wrong..
Here I'll list all my specs required for the calculator to work and ill stick in the 6000+ (129W)

System Type: Single Processor

Motherboard: ASROCK AM2NF6G-VSTA

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3000MHz AM2 Windsor

Cpu Utilization: 90%

Non-Overclocked

Ram: 2 sticks DDR2

Video Card: NVIDIA GeFore 7900 GS

Video Type: Single Card

1 Sata Hard Drive

1 DVD-RW/DVD+RW Drive

1 regular 120mm fan in the back

System Load: 100%

Capacitor Aging: 20%

= 337W

Please inform me if you need any more info or if I have done anything incorrect.

Edited by JoJoTime, 13 September 2007 - 02:28 AM.

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How long have you had this PSU and has it been running 24/7. I goofed thinking it said dual core processor not dual processor which would have contributed to our differences, I have used this program many time so don't know why I did this :whistling:. Anyways....
Either way your cutting it close, once you rig enters the 100W gap from what the calculator mentions and what your PSU's max output is, I feel it's time to think about a new PSU as you need that head room. Remember these are only estimates by this calculator. Everything looks dead on to me, unless you have had your PSU for 2 years or longer running at 24/7, or have had it for 3 years and only have it on for 4-12 hours a day.
It's up to you, I personally would buy one now and not risk it as you are planning on upgrading for video card soon, but it's your call.
James

Edited by james_8970, 13 September 2007 - 11:59 AM.

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I've had my psu for 9 months and it hasnt been running 24/7; maybe 6-10 hours a day usually.
And I wont upgrade my video card for another 6 months to 12 months.

Edited by JoJoTime, 13 September 2007 - 05:41 PM.

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Then the 20% capcitor aging is probably even a little on the high side.
It'll be a close call but it should work.
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Thanks everyone for your advice!
Thankyou GeeksToGo!
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