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Motherboard Power Supply

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by holtzmjh, Apr 6, 2003.

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  1. holtzmjh

    holtzmjh Thread Starter

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    I have a s446 motherboard. It came with a 350 watt power supply in the kit I purchased. I would like to buy a bigger case and the one I like comes with a 450 watt power supply. I looked at my manual and searched on the internet but I can't determine if it is safe to hook my motherboard up to a 450 watt power supply. If anyone could help I would really appreciate it. Thanks.
     
  2. Triple6

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    As long as its standard ATX it will be fine. Hp, Dell, and Compaqs are not always standard. That aside, it never hurts to have a higher wattage powersupply then what originally shipped with your computer especially if you've had it for a while or if you've added lots to it.
     
  3. holtzmjh

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    Thanks for the advice. I appreciate your help.
     
  4. JohnWill

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    The only real issue is some ATX supplies don't come with the extra 4 conductor 12V cable for newer processors, but the wattage is not an issue.
     
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    There is an informative article that was posted on December 10, 2002 in the Firing Squad site (geared towards gamers), entitled "Choosing the Right Power Supply." I used the information in that article and then checked the specifications of various power supplies to determine which power supply would be sufficient for my system. You might find that article to be interesting. You can access it by going to http://firingsquad.gamers.com/news/newsarticle.asp?searchid=4625.
     
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