Originally posted by: riddlen
specifically, I am moving it into a Dell Inspiron 530. From what I have read, the power supply could go, but I am thinking of replacing it anyway so why not run it till it dies? I am really wondering if it degrades the video card performance much or if there is a data loss/mobo risk.
Sometimes, in rare situations, when the PSU blows, it takes some pc parts with it: maybe a hard drive, or motherboard or just about everything. So, it's better to avoid the risk of being in one of those rare situations and just buy a good PSU.