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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by perryjam, Feb 11, 2003.

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  1. perryjam

    perryjam Thread Starter

    Feb 8, 2003
    i'm running about 6-7 usb devices scanner, printer, web cam, palm connectio, cell connection, keyboards, mouse, attached to a
    4 connector hub. and my keybrd also has 2 other usb presently
    in use.

    i'm running win x/p pro amd athlon xp 2gig 256mb ram pc133
    266 fsb. with a 250watt pwr sup... should it get one with more
    POWER!!! 300-350 PLEASE ADVISE.:confused:
  2. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    A higher wattage ps could not hurt if you want to replace your unit. If your computer is stable and running with no problems, I would leave it alone. If you do decide to get a more powerful ps, go with a good quality unit such as one made by Antec, Enlight, or Enermax. Stay away from no name units or units made by foxcon / deer even though they are cheaper. Cheap ps cause a lot of problems. With ps, quality is more important than wattage.
  3. Jtoast


    Oct 3, 2002
    If you are running an athlon 2.0 then you need a bigger powersupply.

    AT LEAST 350W.....and, like the previous poster said, make sure its quality.

    The athlon chip is using 75-85W by itself.

    depending on your video card, you are either borderline or lucky if you are having no problems.
  4. Emtronics


    Jan 20, 2000
    Is your HUB powered? If not, get a powered HUB. 250 is the min I would use on your system. In fact 300 is the mininum I would use period.
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