PSU queries

By Skydrive
Jan 11, 2009
  1. simple question: is there any negative effects to using a higher wattage PSU than your hardware requires? Wondering if i could run a 500w system on a 1Kw PSU just until my new system comes without it melting or something?
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    No there are no negatives. The PSU only provides the amount of power the PC needs, nothing more. So using a 800W or 1kW PSU will not cause your components to melt. :)
  3. Skydrive

    Skydrive TS Rookie Topic Starter

    brilliant =) thanks very much. Sorry it was a bit of a simple question, i'm still on the learning curve
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