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jetman35 First Officer

I have a question about my current PC. Since I really can't upgrade to a much faster video card, I will need to first change out my power supply on my PC. It is only 200 watts. I want to go with a 500 watt or better. When having a more powerful power supply effect my PC or make X run better?

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

I don't think that you will notice differences in performance.

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

I agree with GM, the power is there to operate the installed equipment, exceeding that value won't do anything. Having more power will allow you to install more/better items that will make your computer run better but extra power alone won't have an effect unless you're at or past the limit for what you have installed now. Smile

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tomthetank Chief Captain

You should not see any improvement in any "gameplay" unless your PC was crashing due to lack of power
Tip for you when buying a new power supply,dont buy the cheapest 500 watt as they tend to be a bit erratic when pushed.
Go for a known brand name

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jetman35 First Officer

Thanks for the information. I have been doing some research lately and yes, I will get a brand new power supply.

Since I am not going to upgrade to Vista for at least a year, I will need to get a upgraded power supply and a high end video card that will give me at least some good fps. I am suspecting that Vista will have plenty of bugs and compatability issues with video cards so I want to wait till the dust settles before jumping into Vista.

Jetman

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

jetman35 wrote:

Thanks for the information. I have been doing some research lately and yes, I will get a brand new power supply.

Since I am not going to upgrade to Vista for at least a year, I will need to get a upgraded power supply and a high end video card that will give me at least some good fps. I am suspecting that Vista will have plenty of bugs and compatability issues with video cards so I want to wait till the dust settles before jumping into Vista.

Jetman

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