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

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  1. perryjam

    perryjam Thread Starter

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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