Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Psu


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 danupsher

danupsher

  • Members
  • 9 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:London
  • Local time:04:43 AM

Posted 15 October 2006 - 01:21 PM

Im currently making a computer out of old parts, that im going to use as a fileserver/mediaplayer.

Ive got:

Motherboard - MS6191
CPU - AMD K7 600mhz
Graphics: Nvidia fx5200 128mb
HD: 120gb
Ram: 128mb

i will also be buying a wireless card.

What i want to know is. What is the lowest power PSU i can use with these parts.

Will a 120w picoPSU be ok, or do i need more power for this old system?
the reason i want the picoPSU is because its tiny and it will save room, but if i need more power i will have to get a bigger size psu.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


m

#2 rubiconeye

rubiconeye

  • Members
  • 156 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:09:43 AM

Posted 15 October 2006 - 02:22 PM

hi, dan,

try the link below for calculating what power supply you will need:

http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp

bear in mind that you are always better having power to spare rather than having a low psu flat out all the time :-)

good luck with your project.

#3 usasma

usasma

    Still visually handicapped (avatar is memory developed by my Dad


  • BSOD Kernel Dump Expert
  • 25,072 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southeastern CT, USA
  • Local time:04:43 AM

Posted 15 October 2006 - 06:48 PM

When in doubt, get some extra - you never know what you're gonna add later on that will require more power.
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

- John  (my website: http://www.carrona.org/ )**If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. I have the Knack. **  If I haven't replied in 48 hours, please send me a message. My eye problems have recently increased and I'm having difficult reading posts. (23 Nov 2017)FYI - I am completely blind in the right eye and ~30% blind in the left eye.<p>If the eye problems get worse suddenly, I may not be able to respond.If that's the case and help is needed, please PM a staff member for assistance.

#4 oldf@rt

oldf@rt

  • Members
  • 2,609 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Avondale, Arizona USA
  • Local time:02:43 AM

Posted 15 October 2006 - 09:40 PM

You should never run a power supply over 80% of the rating you are around 150 watt usage, so go for a 200 watt power supply. 250 watt would be better, and more stable.
The name says it all -- 59 and holding permanently

**WARNING** Links I provide might cause brain damage

#5 Enthusiast

Enthusiast

  • Members
  • 5,898 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:Florida, USA
  • Local time:04:43 AM

Posted 15 October 2006 - 11:40 PM

And more RAM too.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users