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Windows 7: recommended power supply wattage

19 Mar 2010   #1
starwolf1336

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
recommended power supply wattage

I have a 400w power supply in my current pc and was wondering if it would be sufficient enough to run this motherboard using the on-board video card.

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20 Mar 2010   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Go here, and plug in your hardware and it will tell you what you need.
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator
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20 Mar 2010   #3
starwolf1336

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Ran the test, included the 3 huge fans of the case i might get. It didnt have the Radeon HD 4200 on the list so i chose the HD 4550 and 2 sticks of DDR3 memory. With all of that it only recommends a 178w PSU.

So i guess 400w should be enough.
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20 Mar 2010   #4
Seven Eleven

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

after using taht calc, for my ASUS board with HD 4200, i got 650W psu just to be ready for future. you know, like another HDD, another 4 gig of ram, discrete video card, upgrade my CPU etc
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20 Mar 2010   #5
PsychoClown

7 Home Premium
 
 

get yourself a 550 watt psu just to be on the safe side.
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20 Mar 2010   #6
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

If you plan to never add a graphics card that consumes a lot of power, 400W should be ample. (I doubt that you'd add a 300W graphics card to a microATX based system, but it might be possible, if it's not in a microATX case.)

The only reason to replace your PSU is if it's a piece of junk, which could fail any time and take most of the PC's components with it.
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20 Mar 2010   #7
Seven Eleven

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PsychoClown View Post
get yourself a 550 watt psu just to be on the safe side.
yep, reserve wattage is always good.
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20 Mar 2010   #8
starwolf1336

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I plan on putting a better video card in it later on as well as a better power supply, this is just to hold it temp till i have more funds. I will only be using it for web browsing till i get it upgraded.
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