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Old September 17, 2009, 06:42 PM
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I'm upgrading an almost 6 year old compuer from a geforce 6200 to an 8400. The 8400 needs at least a 300w psu I'm not sure how much power it uses. As for the 6200 it requires a minimum of 250w.

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Old September 17, 2009, 06:46 PM
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What are the PC's full specs? Chances are if the PSU was able to handle a 6200 it'll do fine with an 8400.
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Old September 17, 2009, 06:55 PM
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Can't post the full specs but the components are a non overclocked pentium 4, 1.5 gigs of ddr1 ram, 2 120 mm fans (one was preinstalled one added later), 1 80 gigabyte hard drive, one LG burner, an MSI e-geforce 6200 turbocache and a set of old antec speakers. Don't know if that helps but I'll add full specs and wattage tomorrow.
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Old September 17, 2009, 07:06 PM
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You'll probably be good.
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Old September 17, 2009, 07:09 PM
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Ok thanks.
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Can't post the full specs but the components are a non overclocked pentium 4, 1.5 gigs of ddr1 ram, 2 120 mm fans (one was preinstalled one added later), 1 80 gigabyte hard drive, one LG burner, an MSI e-geforce 6200 turbocache and a set of old antec speakers. Don't know if that helps but I'll add full specs and wattage tomorrow.
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Old September 17, 2009, 07:53 PM
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Hmm never bothered checking out any psu's yet since I only wanted this to tie me over till the ncix christmas sales but for 50 bucks how can I go wrong. Thanks a bunch for those links. A bit off topic but are there any good free fan controllers? Getting this asap as I've been blue screening lately so I guess it's time to update anyways. I'll post back when I've gotten and installed it. Oh almost forgot I'm going with the sparkle PSU. One more thing what's with the add a power cord special deal? Do I need it?
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Old September 17, 2009, 07:58 PM
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Six years old??? Replace it.
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Old September 17, 2009, 08:03 PM
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I am when the christmas sale starts, but this one is in the guest room and I want to keep it. Also I can't play supcom on it with the 6200 along with other video related problems.
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Christmas sales are not what they used to be. NCIX has bundle deals that are pretty good and they price match. Lately Direct Canada and Best Direct seem to have the best prices and they have free shipping (DC - $300+ & BD - $500+).
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