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Post by Alby on Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:13 pm

Guys,please tell me...

The current power supply is 650W in a PC given to me.

I have a 750W Amacrox Freestyle from another machine (barely used) with a lot more (& updated) connectors than the old one.

Can I 'plug it in' and fire it up straight away ? The machine has a Celeron 2.8. Will it fry the board and peripherals etc ?

The other item is a NVIDIA XFX GTX I assume is 'you beaut' video/graphics card. Worth me trying to install ?.. bear in mind I don't have any drivers for it and probably not anticipating connecting to the net'. Not going to play games on it. How good are these things ?
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Post by 4hams on Wed May 01, 2013 1:37 am

If the machine you are using is working for what you need and want then don't bother!
The machine will not run any better with a more powerful power supply.
Sounds like you have no need for a better graphics card.
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Post by Alby on Wed May 01, 2013 11:30 am

Joel,

Problem is the power connections to the drives etc. There is a combo of IDE and SATA.

I need the amount of SATA connectors this 750W has.

If the 750W won't damage anything I need to use it.

Yeah... don't think I'll worry about the graphics card... might be more trouble than what it's worth.
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Post by sanshoe on Thu May 02, 2013 3:13 pm

Alby wrote:Joel,

Problem is the power connections to the drives etc. There is a combo of IDE and SATA.

I need the amount of SATA connectors this 750W has.

If the 750W won't damage anything I need to use it.

Yeah... don't think I'll worry about the graphics card... might be more trouble than what it's worth.

How many SATA connections do you have on the Motherboard Alby?
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Post by Alby on Thu May 02, 2013 3:52 pm

Just going by memory here Andrew...

4... maybe and another 2 in a different posi. I'll have another squizz tonight when I get home.

it's a weird animal... The ROM/Burner is hooked up via IDE (ribbon cable). The old HDD may have been on it as well ( mate took it out). But it also had a SATA cable doing nothing...

I hooked up my HDD via SATA cables. I was going to add another ROM drive and extra HDD as the initial on is only 160G

Does this all make sense...?...


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Post by sanshoe on Fri May 03, 2013 9:33 am

Now that's gunna confuse him, It confuses me and I'm easily confused. affraid
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Post by Alby on Tue May 07, 2013 6:52 pm

It is a thought though...
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