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perryjam

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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:
 

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.
 
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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.
 
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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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