Hey guys, I want to make the jump from a Celeron D 3.46Ghz processor to a Core 2 Duo E6700 2.66Ghz. I have a 300W PSU fitted and I also have a CD/DVD drive, HDD, HD3450 graphics card, a few fans and a memory card reader.
I've checked the motherboard and it's compatible with this newer chip, and my motherboard has a max FSB speed of 1066Mhz, so this processor seems right for me (:
I just want some information on whether or not this PSU will be up to the task?
Sorry, but i'm going to disagree. If you are saying that the HD3450,300W PSU etc is what you are running now and are only looking to upgrade the CPU then your PSU will be fine. Yes it's the lowest recommended wattage for your graphics card.But as it's running it ok now a change of CPU will make no difference as there is very little power consumption difference between the new and old one. Infact, i have never known anyone upgrade their PSU just to change processors.
Give it a go you have nothing to lose. However i am with technotiger on this one. A good quality PSU is a must! I have seen people fit 650watt which would not power my sons gameboy properly let alone a computer!
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