P4 2.4ghz, min psu?

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Yoiks

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Hey,

Could somebody please tell me what is the minimum wattage power supply needed for a P4 2.4 ghz cpu?
 
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P4's need a 4pin 12V connector from the power supply. The actually power requirements are determined not just from the CPU but from the total requirements of what is in your system. Intel on their site lists "approved" power supplies some of which were as low as 275W. However, overall that's on the low side. Link to review article below

http://www.pcworld.com/howto/article/0,aid,109379,pg,2,00.asp
 

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Thx norton the link was very helpful :)

Ive got a 300w psu , 2.4 P4, geforcefx 5600 256mb, 1gig ddr 333, 2x80gig 7200rpm hd,soundblaster live and a cd-rw

the gpu says 0 power required on fig 2 but im sure the gpu needs power to run any idea how much?

looks like it might just handle it,

Im fitting it all together tommorow so....fingers crossed...:p
 

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not sure what the 4pin 12volts is all about,

its the psu from my amd 1900xp+ is that compatible with P4s?
 

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Yoiks

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Thx alot for all the info, very helpful

Im gonna buy a new 450w just to be on the safe side, that way if there are any problems I know its not down to the psu.

Thx again, Yoiks
 
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