Quick question about power supplies

By andygibbs
Feb 18, 2005
  1. Hi,

    I've decided that it's about time I upgraded to a higher wattage PSU. Currently I only have a 250W, and am probably going to upgrade to a 450W. I just wanted to know, is there any way that upping the power supply could damage my system? (It's probably a really stupid question but i want to be sure).

    In case it matters, my specs are:

    Mobo: gigabyte GA7VKMLS
    CPU: AMD athlon XP 2000+
    RAM: two slots - 256MB PC133 in each - total 512MB
    IDE devices: 80GB Hard drive, CDRW, DVD ROM
    PCI cards: (3 pci slots -all filled) Geforce FX5200 256MB graphics card,
    Belkin 54g wireless card, Firewire card

    (Plus a lot of USB hardware)

    Please advise,

  2. tbrunt3

    tbrunt3 TS Rookie Posts: 313

    I have posted a number of times about power supplies in here this is always a big question ... But it will not hurt your system if you upgrade your ps, just make sure you get a good one with a least a 70% effencity rating some where in the 100$ range US. And make sureyou have the correct form factor..
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