Power supply Question

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  1. Biomechanoid

    Biomechanoid New Member

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    Could I safely power a 800mhz celeron with a 120watt PS?

    if not, what's the worst that can happen,

    or is there a way to "underclock" the 800mhz so that it would be safe.

    I'm looking at a smaller (as in space it takes up) power supply for my auto PC, as its new location (glove box) won't permit my 550watt power supply to fit in there, and I really don't want to take the PS apart and re-layout the internals so that it will fit.
     
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    I wouldn't use anything less then a 200w. I know you can get some really really small 200w on the net if you look around.
     
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    Run it directly off the fuse panel :bigthumb:

    You may want to look into a used laptop - they're designed to fit tight spaces.
     
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    I've never seen a 120v fuse :p (in a car)

    Best way to do it is to get a dc - dc power supply. They are expensive as hell but well worth it. Other way is to just use a regular power supply then get a inverter but they are unreliable and power hogs.
     
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    Never seen a 120v fuse :ugh:
     
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    well, I spent $400 in total on the PC (mobo, memory, processor, 120gig HD, 4" LCD panel with built in winamp controls, power inverter, and the canibalized powersupply). buying a laptop, while a good idea, is more than what I've spent on a working system (the PC was fine the size it is when I had my civic, but it's too big for my new truck).

    that PS from Opus looks very nice, but its only 150watts; would 150 watts be "safe" for a 800mhz celeron?
     
  8. Blindsight

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    Man I know you're going to disagree with me, but I have read reports of guys using kill-a-watt devices (to measure AC power consumption) and the most I've ever read was a guy with a fully stressed Dual Xeon system pulling 215W :hs:

    In my oh so humble opinion, a 120W power supply is going to be okay for a Celly 800.
     

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