do additional ram sticks require more from PSU?

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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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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.
 

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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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