Minimum PSU rating needed for A7N8X + XP2500 Barton

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Martin Brodie, Jun 22, 2003.

  1. Upgrading my current system, I think I might need to upgrade my PSU.
    With the possibility of overclocking in mind what would be a
    recommended minimum for this pairing?

    My PSU at moment is 300W but in need of replace anyway.

    Thanks for any help.
    Martin Brodie, Jun 22, 2003
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  2. Martin Brodie

    koop Guest

    This is from Asus Tech Support:

    "If the CPU is below 700 MHz, the power supply we suggest as follows:
    300 Watts with +5 Volt @ 25 amps, +12 Volt @ 10 amps, and +3.3 Volt @ 14
    If the CPU speed is above 700MHz, the power supply we suggest as follows:
    350 Watt with +5V @ 30 amps, +12V @ 12 amps, and +3.3V @ 22 amps.
    For Dual Intel MB, Min. P.S. should be:
    350 Watt with +5V @ 35 amps, +12V @ 15 amps, and +3.3V @ 22 amps.
    For Dual AMD MB, Min. P.S. should be:
    400 Watt with +5V @ 38 amps, +12V @ 15 amps, and +3.3V @ 20 amps.
    Please note that these are only suggestions and the actual size of the power
    supply may be higher than we suggest. Also, depending on the config of your
    system, you may need more power than listed above. For example, running
    multiple hard drives, CR-Rom drives or other accessories may increase the
    power requirements of your system!
    Best Regards,
    Technical Support Team"

    My advice is determine what size you need and buy the next higher size.
    Also, pay the extra cash for a quality PSU as it is one of the key elements
    of a stable system.

    Good Luck,

    koop, Jun 22, 2003
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