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01-06-2007, 12:57 PM
What precautions should one take in regard to the power rating of a PSU?

If I have a 400PSU, could I safely replace it with say a 500 or 600 etc?

What should I take into account if I was to upgrade and why would I want to?

01-06-2007, 01:06 PM
Updating... you can put anything in really. The only reason you should really need or want to go bigger than a 400w would be if you wanted to get a bigger gfx card.:thumbs:

01-06-2007, 01:12 PM
what system do you have and what PSU do you have?

no problem butter bigger in unless its some cheap and nasty brand. quality is as important as size.

01-06-2007, 07:05 PM
You should be aware that PSUs are like the heart of a PC....just be cautious when replacing them.

If there is no need to replace the PSU, then I suggest you don't, though.

Pete O'Neil
01-06-2007, 08:14 PM
Have a gander at the OCNZ PSU Guide (http://forums.overclockers.co.nz/showthread.php?t=14881) its a bit out of date but theres still some good infomation to be found ;)