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Power Supply Replacement

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by VWM8534, May 31, 2007.

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  1. VWM8534

    VWM8534 Thread Starter

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    My power supply bit the dust and I was wondering if it was safe to replace it with a higher wattage supply. The one I had was 300 watts and I was thinking of going with a 400 watt power supply. Is this okay or risky?
     
  2. canadiantechie

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    There should be no issue. In fact a 400W power supply will be better because you can hook up more devices such as hardrives without the risk of over drawing from the power supply. Definitly okay! Hope that helps.
     
  3. crjdriver

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    No problem however do buy a quality power supply. Stay away from the $25 400W ps.
     
  4. canadiantechie

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    Very good point. Stay away from cheap power supplies or you may be replacing it faster then you would like. Cheap power supplies cause more trouble. Output a bit more and you will be much happier in the long term. :)
     
  5. VWM8534

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    Thanks to all who responded. I thought that it would be fine, but wanted a second opinion.
     
  6. bigbear

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    Lets hope the PSU did not take out any other hardware when it "bit the dust".
    I also agree with previous comments, go for a good quality PSU Thermaltake are my favourites
     
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