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    AMD sempron - Mobo combination+M2-ATX

    I was wondering what combinations people have got working using the M2-ATX..
    I was thinking of a sempron 64 2800 (90nm) and an Asus K8v-MX.
    the manual of the Mobo says minimum PSU 300watt lol

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    The manufacturers put that to save themselves. Some very cheap "300w" PSU's can be had that are absolute junk, so they need to inflate the value to save themselves a little trouble. Your M2-ATX will drive it, assuming you don't overload on peripherals.

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    I have a Biostar M7NVG-400 with Sempron 3200+ and two 2.5 inch HD. Nothing else connected. My cheap 250watt PSU runs it just fine but M2-ATX does not. The hard drive keeps turning on and off and on and off.... The Sempron is supposed to reguire only 62 watts but depending upon the other chips on your board, the M2 may not be powerful enough. Just my 2cents.
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    Zebelkhan: A 3.5" HDD could be adding to the power draw on the 12v rail.

    FAQ: Will <insert PSU model> Power Supply work with my system?
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert
    Zebelkhan: A 3.5" HDD could be adding to the power draw on the 12v rail.

    FAQ: Will <insert PSU model> Power Supply work with my system?
    True, which probably makes it even worse in my case. In my opinion, unless you are running a via board, go with something with lots of power. Believe me, it will be much cheaper in the long run. I started with a 60W in my Morex case, upgraded to M1, then again upgraded to M2, and just a few minutes ago ordred DSATX. Total PSU investment: about $375....! So I speak from experience when I say between all the power shortcomings and mobo non-compatibilty issues that some DC-DC supplies have, the cheaper solutions will eventually turn out to be more expensive....
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    I was thinking of a sempron 2800 or 3000+ 64 bit and a 3.5 40gigs HD 7200rpm, an old Agp 32megs i have and a cinergy 600 i have!

    I know that that all semprons 64 take 62 watts in peak but I was hoping to underclock it to run at 1000Mhz instead of 1800MHz (for the AMD 2800 that is). I am not sure that will work .. my problem is the Mobo, no calculator i found can estimate the power a mobo can consume!! especially with on board LAN, Sound etc..i think it would certainly be over 25 watts..

    I agree tha a cheap solution might end up to be the most expensive, that is why i post the thread..

    I was thinking of an epia board (M1k) at first, but LinITX has it for 150 euros, and here in athens I can get a sempron 2800 and a mobo for 110euros..!!

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