YAPT: Is 250 watts enough for....

TheBoyBlunder

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A P3 800 (s370), 512mb of pc133 ram, an 815ep motherboard, a geforce 2 mx 400, a 10x cd burner, a 6x dvd-rom, a 40gb hd, a floppy, a nic and a sound card?

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pelleplu

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Originally posted by: TheBoyBlunder
A P3 800 (s370), 512mb of pc133 ram, an 815ep motherboard, a geforce 2 mx 400, a 10x cd burner, a 6x dvd-rom, a 40gb hd, a floppy, a nic and a sound card?

YAPT - yet another power thread
I have a 140W PSU and I have:
Celeron 900, Geforce2mx400, 392MB SDRAM, 1x18GB, 1x80GB, 1x40GB 7200rpm drives, soundcard, 32x cd-r floppy etc. the normal stuff :) Haven't had any stability problems at all :)
 

fr

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I have a Enlight 300W running a Celeron 1.43GHz, (4) 7200RPM HDs, (3) CD Drives, (2) Video Cards, TV Tuner, NIC, Sound Card, IDE Contoller, 3 case fans. I had the same configuration running on a generic 250W previously. I've been using it like this with no problems for about a year. The voltage readings look fine.

I used that power supply calculator that was posted somewhere here before. It strongly recommended I have 450W :)


I'm getting an Antec TruePower 430W on Monday though, in anticipation of adding even more stuff :)
 

andyfasthands

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I have 250W Enermax running:
2 hard drives
CD-ROM
GeForce3
Pentium 3 700mhz
4 sticks of RAM
Sound Blaster 5.1
Ethernet card
Firewire card

never a single hitch.
 

JZilla

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250W Fortron has run the following for a year with no sweat.

AMD AThlonXP 1800
768mb ram
2 hard drives
DVD/COMBO drive
1 NIC
GF4 MX420
56k modem
 

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