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If reaching inside the unit, use only one hand....your right hand. I'm still using a high quality jeantech 750w modular psu from nearly 10 years ago. It's still working fine for the 2.8 system, but I don't think it's long for this world. CompletelyAverage, Oct 10, 2014 NovanexPrime Noob Joined: May 16, 2009 Messages: 37 Date Posted: Oct 10, 2014 #8 Ok thanks for the responses! weblink

Tweet Thread Tools Show Printable Version Subscribe to this Thread… Search Thread Advanced Search 02-17-12,10:22 AM #1 PanteraGSTK View Profile View Forum Posts Member Join Date Jul 2001 Location over Jeez, if I am replacing EVERYTHING but the old case, it makes me want to get a new case, too, but I guess this saves me $40 or so. I'm waiting GTX880 to upgrade my rig, this new cards will probably be as demanding as my current GTX580 in terms of power consumption. But the system may start dying or becoming very unstable, if there starts to be a lack of power or big voltage dips under very heavy loads.

jonnyGURU.com - Archive - Top Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc. For probably the 4th of 5th time, EVERY manufacturer recommends a PSU that EXCEEDS their needs with 100% load on their parts by at least 50W, and every unused slot and It's had a lot of use, probably literally years of power-on time at idle load...but if it's still good it's plenty for the machine I have in mind for it.

It gives it a little overhead when it degrades after a few years. Buy a whole, new PC from a trusted, local dealership that uses quality parts. Yeah, you’ll have to replace the graphics card or processor. Is my old power supply enough?

Heating up and cooling down over time and the spikes involved causes wear and eventually power droop among other things. Thats why its worth every penny to buy a good one. rolli59Mar 6, 2013, 6:17 AM That is high rating for a 10 year old 350watt, basically 216watts on the +12 volts twelve25Mar 6, 2013, 8:44 AM Yeah, I know it was Could I tell anything by opening it up and looking at components.

But if you are running a 750+ watt PSU on a 4-500 ish max watt build you'd probably never notice until something else started acting up. Rules Be respectful to others Don't ask to be spoonfed a build No facilitating/recommending piracy or grey market software Don't cite rumors and anecdotes as fact Post sales & deals in I recommend about 30A on the 12V rail if you would like to run a moderately powerful video card. Not every site, only the clueless site's.

The server has a corsair 430w psu that is dead quiet. http://www.ign.com/boards/threads/how-old-is-your-psu.454250713/ The fans are most likely to go first if it's been running long so you might want to check that out. Reply Samarth Hegde December 23, 2012 at 6:28 am IT's always better to confirm the gauge of the wire ... Overclockers Community Newsletter -- OVC -- Default Mobile Style All times are GMT -5.

Related Resources solved The same old question: How much power supply do I need? Just to give an idea of the age, it came with a new P4 2.8Ghz build, so that's 2002, I think. A PSU that powers a desktop in a normal office setting is going to be exposed to much different usage and heat patterns than a high end performance machine. Essentially just reusing the case.

Thanks for it. Amperage is what kills. (Think 50,000v stun gun.) i5-4670K- Currently Stock Gigabyte GA-Z787X-D3H 8GB PC3 12800 - CORSAIR Vengeance LP 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Dual Channel Kit HIS Radeon R9 270X tigerred12Mar 6, 2013, 4:57 AM twelve25 said: It's a cheapo build, not my main system. Because vendors usually cheat by giving rusted sockets...

A NAS built with my old rig mostly. Thanks. Mid 2008 they changed OEMs and stuff for better but they were still not near the quality of Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, XFX.

The case has it tucked away pretty well so I don't think I can very easily discover the brand/specs of it but the stock computer had crossfire GPUs and 2 -

Very cool. SeabassReevesJan 22, 2014, 2:32 AM tiny voices said: OCZ had alot of quality control issues and subsequently has gone bankrupt late last year. PSUs rarely have to be replaced unless they fail completely. Probably not a good start permalinkembedsaveparentreportgive goldreply[–]cheesysnipsnap 0 points1 point2 points 3 months ago(0 children)Pull the psu you out and give it an assessment and clean.

Is it safer just to buy a new one or will this one suit me will for the upcoming years? 5 commentsshareall 5 commentssorted by: besttopnewcontroversialoldrandomq&alive (beta)[–]muppets_prime 0 points1 point2 points 3 months ago(1 Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by WildW, Nov 19, 2015. One from 1994 and one from 1998 or so, and I know I've had some from the late 80s that also worked fine. Articles & News Forum Graphics & Displays CPU Components Motherboards Games Storage Overclocking Tutorials All categories Chart For IT Pros Get IT Center Brands Tutorials Other sites Tom's Guide Tom's

Routing only the required cables and keeping the inside free from unnecessary clutter and obstructions is not only easier and looks better, but it improves airflow and cooling as well. My old Antec TruePower New 750w had started to die. My ol solved use old PSU or upgrade solved Possible to use 7 year old PSU to check new components? i5 Devil's canyon @4.5ghz, 16gb of Gskill DDR3, Gigabyte z97SLI, EVGA 970 SC, OCZ Vertex 3 120GB,WD 2TB for games, Xclio 650w psu, Scythe Infinity 2X Kingwin 80cfm 120mm fans, X-fi

sblantipodi View Public Profile Send a private message to sblantipodi Find all posts by sblantipodi #6 08-31-2014 rafal_iB_PL Flux Capacitor User Join Date: Aug 2010 Posts: 2,518 Thanks: Can old Hard drive and old power supply affect the PC performance? Quote: Every site suggested a minimum of 850W PSU for my rig but due to a personal measurement I opted to choose a 700W PSU. However just as important are heat and efficiency.

If you buy a good one to start with it's going to last you a long time. Every site suggested a minimum of 850W PSU for my rig but due to a personal measurement I opted to choose a 700W PSU. If you buy a good one to start with it's going to last you a long time. For this reason though a PSU is one of the higher performance to cost ratio pieces in a PC.

twelve25Mar 6, 2013, 5:04 AM I have a couple SATA adapters, but it has the rest of the connectors OK. It was a solid build. solved Just got a Geforce GTX 760. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Matt Smith 908 articles Matthew Smith is a freelance writer living in Portland Oregon.

I would get a new one. solved I just got some upgrades for my computer and I was wondering if I could use the same cords for my old psu to my new psu.