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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by The Tactics, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. The Tactics New Member

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    Hi, I know this is a pretty vague question, but I currently have a 460W Akasa PSU. Would I be able to run a core2duo system off of this. I would be looking to upgrade it within 6 months but wondered if I could get by with this for the moment. Tahnks for any help
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    no it would not last
  3. bruins004 New Member

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    Get a quality PSU from OCZ, PC Power and Cooling, Corsair, FSP.
    That PSU might blow your new comp up
  4. The Tactics New Member

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    ok cheers. May just upgrade my socket 939 board then! Thanks. Cant find many about tho!
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    Cant find many about what?
    I dont understand what you are trying to say.
    Also, it would help if you would post ur system specs.

    Even in your 939 system, I would get a new PSU, bc the PSU u have now is CRAP :toast:
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    Post the full specs of the system. Also post how many Amps there are on the 12V rail.

    You could power up a core 2 duo system easily if you dont have a really powerful graphics card.
  7. The Tactics New Member

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    ok guys sorry. I meant there are not many skt 939 boards about to purchase. I currently have an abit AV8 and it has no PCI-E slot or support for SATA II. I am torn between getting a new case, PSU, CPU, MBoard, RAM, GFX card (expensive) or maybe just get a new case, PSU skt 939 MBoard for now.
    My Psu is:

    * Full range 460 watts PSU
    * Designed for AMD Athlon XP, Athlon 64, Intel P4 & EPS 12V for AMD Opteron & Intel Xeon
    * Energy saving Active PFC
    * Ultra quiet 12cm black - 2 ball bearing fan
    * 18 dB(A) at normal load
    * Auto thermal fan control
    * Dual 12 Volt rails
    * Over power protection
    * Over current protection
    * Over voltage protection
    * Short circuit protection on each channel
    * Hi-efficiency- 75% at full load
    * 3.3V and 5V combned load 210W
    * Quick release 4-pin power connectors
    * Two SATA PSU connectors
    * Aesthetically pleasing all black fittings
    * Anti corrosive nickel black coating
    * Black mesh cable wrap
    * Auto switching voltage
    * Dim: 150 x 140 x 86mm
    * Full safety approvals

    My main System specs are AMD Athlon 64 3200, Abit AV8 mobo, 1 gig RAM, Geforce 6600 GT GFX Card.

    Hope this helps
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    Your power supply is fine mate. Unless you're going to also upgrade your video card right now at the same time, it should suffice. Just be aware, your PSU hopefully is ATX 2.0 complient (24pin connector as opposed to the old 20pin ATX standard). Besides, the C2Duo is suppose to be energy efficient, more than your current Athlon64 3200.
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    Yeah, for a C2D, your PSU is perfect.

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