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Adequate Power Supply?


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Helping a friend with a few upgrades on a Compaq Presario
S2040WM.

It came with one 40g 5400rpm drive, and (only!) 128 Ram.

I'd like to add a 7200 rpm West Digital drive of around
80g, one 512 stick of RAM and a 92mm Antec Smart
case fan (the only fan it currently has is for the 2g AMD cpu).

They only have one small PCI fax modem dialup card.

It's got a 250 watt power supply - will that be enough?

(I didn't see ANY graphics card in it)

Thanks!
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I added up using a power supply calculator and you will have plenty of power from that power supply. Each system fan you add is only 2-3 watts.

So yeah your good to go. :tazz:
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Appreciate that! Their's is a very basic system, not even
a video card, and only the modem card, and they don't do
much besides work with a few digital photos and surf the net.

I'd forgotten how slow dialup is, and the minuscle 128 of RAM
sure didn't do the situation any good, esp after I loaded them
up with anti-virus/spyware/adware & a firewall!

Can't wait to see their faces after the RAM infusion!

AND - they were getting nearly 200 virus's/trojans/worms in a
couple hours of browsing, and that was WITH Norton!
The thing would hardly run any more!
Course, it was on MSN, too, a popular target.

Now they're all cleaned out and protected, AND
switching ISP and Browser.


Knowledge (how to do these things) is a fun thing!! :-)
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yeah, its fun working on pc's. I enjoy the building a new custom pc more than anything.
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