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do additional ram sticks require more from PSU?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Stupified, Jul 10, 2006.

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  1. Stupified

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    i just replaced my 512mb ddr400 3200 2.5v, with 2gb ddr400 3200 2.6v
    the PSU in this PC came 250w max from manufacturere. does the additional ram cause more of a strain on the PSU? suggestions are welcome. thnx
     
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    Of course.

    Everything in the box has it's power demands to a greater or lesser extent.
    There's always the final straw that breaks the Camel's back.

    Assuming that's a generic PSU and you're talking about a relatively modern desktop computer..... you need a new / better power supply for sure.
     
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  4. Stupified

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    any easy to replace PSU recommendations? i never did my own rig, but 250w sounds a little risky, plus i hear the fan goin at max speed when under game load.
    is it a fact the higher the PSU wattage the better?
     
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    It's all in the amps per rails not total wattage. Look for good +12v rails like 16,18 or more amps on them.
     
  6. Stupified

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    im alil new to understanding details about the components of PCs, any suggestions(from personal experience or reviews)
     
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    hey thnx man will check this out.
     
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