By Mattz ยท 9 replies
Feb 21, 2004
  1. I have a a7s333 mobo and I am going upgrade my proceesor to a 1.0 ghz and MY power supply is only 230wt should I get 400watt or a 350watt or would it work fine .And if I get a 2.0ghz processor in the future should I get a larger power supply ?
  2. Rory7

    Rory7 TS Rookie Posts: 119

    i got a p4 2.66 on a 300watt power supply with no problems. So a good quality 300w for a 1 gig should be plenty. Do u have neon and hundreds of fans though? if so best going for a bigger one.
  3. Mattz

    Mattz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    what kind of mobo do you have ?
  4. Mattz

    Mattz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    what kind of mobo do you have ?
  5. Rory7

    Rory7 TS Rookie Posts: 119

    gigabyte 8sg 800, what i considerd to be a decent mid range board.
  6. snowman

    snowman TS Rookie Posts: 183

    if you get a 2 Ghz i would upgrade. mainstream now would be about a 350 - 400w. go with a higher end like Enermax or Antec. and it all depends on how many fans, drives, lights and all you have. but if its a 1 gig athlon or duron your getting i think what you have now will suffice.
  7. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    It comes down to you getting a quailty PSU. You can get a generic 350w PSU and it wont be any better then a quailty 200w PSU. So if you do get a 350w, be sure its a name brand such as Antec, or Enermax.

    Many people may disagree with me, but I recon for PSU for your current rig is just fine.. I have a generic 250w in my AthlonXP2100+ rig :)
  8. Rory7

    Rory7 TS Rookie Posts: 119

    well i got a fairly high end system running on a good 300w no problems, id say 300w is more than enough even for a 2.0gig
  9. lowman

    lowman TS Rookie Posts: 380

    Antec PSUs are definitely quality...I hav enever had 1 issue with any that I have 2 cents...
  10. InsaneMonkeyBoy

    InsaneMonkeyBoy TS Rookie Posts: 163

    Power usage problems will occur when you get a top-end vga card. 300W will fine for most average systems, but you will be pushing it when you get a top range ATI RADEON card. Believe me I had to upgrade from a 300W because of a 9700pro but the 9800pro is one hell of a wattage eater.:)
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