New Processor/power supply help

Aug 13, 2007
  1. My specs are

    Core 2 Duo E6850 Processor

    Nvidia bfg oc2 640 mb

    asus p5n3-sli plus mobo

    4 gig ram ddr 2 533 mhz

    550 watt charmelon aspire psu

    sata hard drives sata and sata 2 300 gigs and 250 gigs

    dvd rw

    dvd rw combo drive

    saitek 2 keyboard

    razor diamond back mouse

    logitech z5500 speakers

    xfi fatality extreme music sound card-off my system tho since vista has probs with it so using the sound card that asus came with

    20.1 inch dell wide screen monitor

    Now my quad core is coming in tuesday,should i put in my quad?or will this be a problem with my 550 watt psu?i ordered a new psu

    Apevia / Iceberg / 680-Watt..just want to know cause i want to try out my quad asap but don't want to put it in if the psu is going to be a problem
  2. sbgsus

    sbgsus TS Rookie Posts: 30

  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Aspire PSUs are not that great so I wouldn't buy another one from them. In any case, the 550W one won't be enough. I'd recommend a 600-700W FSP or PC Power & Cooling PSU instead.

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160

    well it worked great for me my current psu is a aspire and i have had it 2 plus years and on my current system
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