I don't know my genaric 250w lasted only 3 months befor quiting completely on a Duron 600@900 (1.725v). It ran OK untill it just burned out completely. I had a Voodoo3 2000 (@166MHz), PCI-128, 40xCDROM, and a WD 20.5GB hard drive.
I replaced it with an HEC 250w that was AMD approved (for 1Ghz) and it has been running good for almost two years.
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Originally posted by grover If it's a quality 250W, you might be OK, but it will be borderline. If it's an old generic PSU from your old PC, you can try it, but be ready to pop a 300W in there. Good luck!
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It is better to be tried by 12, than carried by 6.
I have a similar Aopen case with 250w PS running a Duron 700@900 and 2 HDD's among other things. No trouble with it. I believe the PS is a generic "Macron" unit. Been running over a year now...........
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The "250 watt" and "300 watt" don't always equate to a real difference. I recently compared the amperage specs at the various voltages between two generic psu and they were nearly identical. The manufacturer of the 250 was likely being a little more honest.