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Master of Reality

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#1 13 years ago

Since my 9800 pro is coming soon, the specs call for a 300 watt power supply. If the mobo doesn't meet those standards, it can result in it being fried etc. How do I check the power supply of my mobo to make sure that the power supply is good enough?




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#2 13 years ago

Visit the site of the company that manufactured your mobo.

Or post it here, and somebody will google the specs.

As far as I know, you should be able to run a PSU of nearly any wattage up to 600.




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#3 13 years ago

PSU != mobo.

Open your case, look at the side of the PSU. They've all go stickers on them (or they should; if your's doesn't you should trash it an get a new one) that tell you what their total output is. Usually something like "Peak Load" or "Maximum Output."




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#4 13 years ago

Now I am confused... :confused: :confused: :confused:

Master of RealityHow do I check the power supply of my mobo to make sure that the power supply is good enough?



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#5 13 years ago

I think the original question can be better phrased as "How do I find out what wattage my PSU is rated at?"

As far as the mobo is concerned, it shouldn't care how big the PSU is, just so long as the connectors fit and it's getting enough juice.




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#6 13 years ago

C38368"How do I find out what wattage my PSU is rated at?"

As far as the mobo is concerned, it shouldn't care how big the PSU is, just so long as the connectors fit and it's getting enough juice.

Exactly what I thought. However it was your post that confused me,

"PSU !=mobo" <--- Not sure what that means.




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#7 13 years ago

'!=' is how you denote "not equal to" in Pascal :)




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#8 13 years ago

Ah, I'm not fluent in Pascal. Nor C++, or BASIC.




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#9 13 years ago

I'm not fluent in Pascal anymore, either. But I remember the basics of it.