power supply

  darkloud 06:59 03 Feb 2007

my power unit on my pc died... I have found two replacements courtesy of an auction sale and they are 350watts each whereas my old one was 300watts... Will i be okay to use a 350watt replacement ??

  SLAYER 07:03 03 Feb 2007

Yes it will, the more power the better,especially if you add more components to your PC setup.

your pc will only draw what it needs, so you will just have more in reserve if needed, always a good thing.

  citadel 17:44 03 Feb 2007

the psu is a very important part of a pc and it is best to get a new quality unit. cheap psu's do not give their quoted output. In this months custom pc mag they tested a range of psu's and the cheap generic 400w could not manage 372w, plus it drew 385w from the mains making it very inefficient.

i replaced my 300 watt psu with a cheap 450 watt one and got rid of it after a day, it ran like a stalling jet engine, never again!
best advice given to me (from here) was dont cut corners on your psu!

  SLAYER 19:04 03 Feb 2007

go with citadel

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