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ojrana

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I am running a 1.2 Athlon w/ 385mb ram, 40gb Samsung and 30gb Matrox, Lite-On CD/RW and Ricoh CD/RW. Last night I left my computer on and this morning to my surprise it was off, and i tried a couple of times to turn it on, but then i realied that my power supply was fried. So i changed the power supply now eveything is working, but i was wondering is the reason that my power supply fried because it is not enough power for my system? I am currently running a 250W, could you please guide me to what i would need to run my system better. Thanks
 
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The power supply could of been defective or it could of been fried because it was under powered for what you have incorporated in your system. IMHO with those specs I would not have anything lower than a 300 if not 350 to be safe.
I am sure others will weight in on the subject.

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I also would be using AT LEAST a 300w powersupply. 2 hd take a lot of juice to spin up as do Athlon processors.


If you have a lot of ram (more than 256k) or a high end video card you are probably pushing the limits of a 250W PS.
 
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Here is the do over of the avatar as we spoke about. Unfortunatly I was unable to give him yellow eyes as I wanted to but thats life.

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