View Full Version : Are the AMD CPUs/Mobos more power hungry than P4s?
06-23-2002, 10:51 PM
I was pricing out the P4 1.6As and AMD1700+s. I was wondering if a 300W PS would do with either setup, with three 7200 RPM HDs, three CDs, and two 120mm fans.
06-23-2002, 10:55 PM
I not 100% sure but I don't think a 300w PS would be enough for either system. I think AMD recommends at least 350w for it's xp processors and with 3 HD's and 3 cd's I think it would be best to use at least a 400w.
06-24-2002, 08:01 AM
yeah it's just 300 that amd recommends, but w/3cd's and 3drives you might want a little more, but it couldn't hurt to try it with a 300. Some of these kids think that you need massive amounts of power, when it's just not true.
06-24-2002, 08:36 AM
It would probably run, but yeah, you'll probably want more. I've known people to run T-Birds on a 250 watt P/S, and systems like you described on 300 watt P/S... but, just like in OC'ing, your mileage may vary. I couldn't even get my Duron 750 to post with a 250 watt power supply. :shrug: I'd say, go with atleast a 350, but with the prices the way they are, you could even go with a 400+ watt P/S....
06-24-2002, 01:03 PM
I think I'll be looking for deals on 350s.
06-24-2002, 01:53 PM
Wow...the little woman gave me the OK to upgrade. I picked up a P4 1.6A, MSI 845 Ultra UAR, and Allied 350W (ball bearing) PS for $236 shipped from www.newegg.com. The PS was $34 shipped.
Newegg has been the first place that I go to price out comp stuff. Lately, it has been the last place I have to go to get good prices.
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