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3HDDs on local 450W SMPS ? 19A on +12V

happy17292

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i bought 1TB WD caviar green today. but i am worried if its safe to install it as i have already installed 2 HDDs on my local smps. complete PC specs are :

CPU : pentium dual core E5300 2.6GHz [running @ stock speed]
RAM : 4GB DDR2 800MHz
GPU : sparkle GT240 1GB DDR3 [stock speed]
HDDs : 250GB WD caviar blue and 500GB hitachi
ODD : LG burner
mobo : ASUS P5KPL-AM/PS
2X 80mm LED fans [i keep them off during winter]
1X 92mm fan [chassis fan]
PCI based USB card
SMPS : Hytech 450W with 19A on +12V rail.

i had OCed CPU to 3.4GHz and GPU to 630Mhz [from 550Mhz] when i used to play GTA4 and it was running fine.

should i install the new HDD

WD caviar green needs 0.55A on +12V.

i dont want to buy new SMPS :-(
 

thetechfreak

Legend Never Ends
Dont worry it will work fine, But yes keep the OC in check. If possible reduce GPU Clock. Will strain the local PSU less.
Although I reccomend to completely remove the Overclock as its only a Local PSU


If you can spend around Rs.2000, get a FSP Saga II 500w. Great VFM PSU.


But yes if you add this HDD Remove atleast one OC.
 
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happy17292

happy17292

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i have not OCed anything this time. i will never OC when i install 3rd HDD and i will remove LED fans too. is it safe to install that HDD??

i will upgrade my PC next year and i dont want to buy new PSU before that :(
 

topgear

Super Moderator
Staff member
I would recommend you to run your cpu and gpu at stock speeds for now with the new HDD just to be play safe ;-)
 

thetechfreak

Legend Never Ends
i have not OCed anything this time. i
will never OC when i install 3rd HDD
and i will remove LED fans too. is it safe
to install that HDD??
Yes. Its safe. Local psu might (most probably will) spring a surspire he pushed too hard.
 
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happy17292

happy17292

Ambassador of Buzz
thxx..

@mithun_mrg : No one sells branded PSU here :( only odyssey, zebronics, hytech, intex ****.. i will order new 600W CM/tagan next year when i will upgrade. i dont really want to spend my pocket money in new smps this time :p
 

topgear

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Staff member
There's no point in getting CX 600v2 when one can get GS600 by paying only 200 bucks more ;-)
 

mithun_mrg

Cyborg Agent
thxx..

@mithun_mrg : No one sells branded PSU here :( only odyssey, zebronics, hytech, intex ****.. i will order new 600W CM/tagan next year when i will upgrade. i dont really want to spend my pocket money in new smps this time :p

in my place also no one sells branded psu:cry: get it online from primeabgb or smc international as others have already said avoid CM
 
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