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    Re-thinking my setup....

    I put this in the newbie section because I have a power supply related question and I see that is sometimes frowned upon, so I feel safe here . I currently have an intel atom setup...But I really miss the expandability of a larger setup.

    I am looking at a cheaper setup...I put a lot into my system now and I know that with an AMD and a cheaper motherboard I can have more expandability and greater overall power.

    I am looking at this:
    Newegg.com - ASRock K10N78M-PRO AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
    Newegg.com - AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor ADX245OCGQBOX

    I can use my 2 gigs of memory and my SSD and various other pieces I may need. I plan to have this mounted on my amp rack somehow...

    I am curious though of how my power supply would handle this. It is fine for an atom setup, but I am not sure about this new cpu.

    Here's the PSU I have now:
    M3-ATX, intelligent ATX automotive power supply, 12/24V - power your PC in a car

    It isn't far off in terms of wattage compared to other popular psu solutions. But I still feel better asking.

    Thanks for any input...

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    ummm..i dont know how many in this forum has this issue. but i do, so do many others on the interweebs....so i simply wanted to chime in.

    i have nasty issue of windows 7 not resuming properly with my amd cpu.

    apparently when windows decides to throttle the cpu speed down after resuming, the pc freezes and stutters or mins. i often have to press the reset .

    can do a quick google search "windows7 amd resume"

    you may not have this issue, but for what its worth..if the money is right, i plan to build an intel based carpc ...

    just my two cents..

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    Quote Originally Posted by trinybwoy View Post
    ummm..i dont know how many in this forum has this issue. but i do, so do many others on the interweebs....so i simply wanted to chime in.

    i have nasty issue of windows 7 not resuming properly with my amd cpu.

    apparently when windows decides to throttle the cpu speed down after resuming, the pc freezes and stutters or mins. i often have to press the reset .

    can do a quick google search "windows7 amd resume"

    you may not have this issue, but for what its worth..if the money is right, i plan to build an intel based carpc ...

    just my two cents..
    Thanks for the reply,

    Ya I had never heard anything of this problem so thanks for bringing it up. I will certainly look into it, maybe it's for certain processors or chip sets.

    With an Intel setup I am looking at much more money....but possibly piece of mind. I could always sell my existing pieces and make some decent money to eat the cost....

    thanks

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