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Old 07-31-2004, 12:51 PM   #11
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Hey UC, been a while, how are things?
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Old 07-31-2004, 01:00 PM   #12
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Dont go over 100 extra watts. Your pc has that specific battery for a reason. Also depends on how many devices you got on your computer, which drain power.
What? Everything'* 12v volt, wattage is just the rating of how much juice can be pumped out at any time. If your components use 200w, you definetly want more then 250, because on startup there'* a huge power surge. If you don't have enough at startup then you're going to have to hit the power button a few times, to get the HD spooling. There is no battery in most PC'*....

For any current computer 350 is my minimum recomendation, since video cards need up to two extra connectors.
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There is no battery in most PC'*....
There are batteries in every PC It'* small, attached to the motherboard, and is not influenced by the wattage of the PS but its there....
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Like I said, dont go over 100 extra watts. There is a battery in there, little watch battery sometimes, you can pull it to reset the bios sometimes also.
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Yes but the power supply size does nothing to the backup battery. I'm not trying sound pissed or anything, but extra PS don't do anything. Components only draw what wattage they need, causing Power problems by going to a bigger PS is next to near impossible. The only way is if you get one not designed for your MOBO at all, manage to resplice the wires into a different power harness and hook it up to the wrong kind of board.
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the power supply size does nothing to the backup battery
Agreed as stated above....

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and is not influenced by the wattage of the PS
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I was reinforcing it for our Tornado friend
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hiya rogue! i know, its been awhile since i been on here but i cant resist PC questions(its my hobby)lol. i will try and be here more. I have a new fiance' and spendin' alot of time with her but will poke my head in here,lol. take care and say hi to yur gal as well!!!

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hiya rogue! i know, its been awhile since i been on here but i cant resist PC questions(its my hobby)lol. i will try and be here more. I have a new fiance' and spendin' alot of time with her but will poke my head in here,lol. take care and say hi to yur gal as well!!!

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Congratz! Have to bring her to a Toronto meet sometime Good luck with the Wedding plans...I wonder if they make stretch bonnies....
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WOW, I never thought this question would get so much attention I may upgrade a bit from my 250w if the price is the same, but I won't go over 350-400w since I'm not planning on adding any major components in the near future and don't want to generate too much heat. Thanks all...
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