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    250w PSU ok for Duron?

    Hi... you have probably noticed that I have set up another user kt133turboR. Just fancied a change, but like this one better. LOL

    Anyway, im thinkin of buildin a new pc next week, but can only get my hands on a 250W psu with my spare cash.

    Will the following spec be OK with a 250w PSU for like 2 months?

    Duron 1.1, 256mb SDRAM, 6.4gb HD, Voodoo3 AGP, CD-Rom, 32x LiteOn Writer, SB Live 5.1.

    Thanks in advance
    Andrew

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    I've run a Duron 800 @ 1000 with a 250w ps if that helps you any.
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    Yeah, cheers.

    I thought it would be OK, but wasnt sure.

    Ive got me an A-Open/Acer HX-45 case with 250w PSU for 25 UKP.

    Its a nice case and cant wait to build my system in it!

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    32x CD-Rom
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    SB128
    *Pretty Good Air Cooling*
    2x PSU fans, PCI slot fan, 7v case fans (quiet)
    Desktop - XP2100 @ 2.4GHz, Abit NF7-S, 1gb DDR500 Crucial Ballistix, 120 + 160gb HDD, Windows XP
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    yup it should be fine :>

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    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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    I'm running Athlon 1.2Ghz with a 250W PSU, stable as a rock...

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    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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    Since my case + PS only cost $50, I'm guessing DEER isn't considered a "quality" PS. This Antec TruePower seems ok. The ol' 250W never crashed on me, but I think my CDRW was sucking air sometimes.

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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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    350w - all present and correct.
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    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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    I got my A-Open HX-45 today.

    Lovely case. The PSU is a DEER 250W model.

    Pretty cheap from what I have read in this post.

    However, I love the new forum.

    Thanks for replying.

    Andrew
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    I've never had trouble with my DEER, but soon I want to upgrade to an XP, so I had to get something a little stronger than 250W.

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    Talking

    OK, I guess it will be OK then.

    Thanks a lot. I should be building in a few weeks... just gotta save up a bit more money and then I can also get a SilverMountain heatsink and some more RAM.

    Thanks to you all for posting.
    Andrew
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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.

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