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I found a good PS that says its AMD approved up to 2200+, but i will be building a P4 system, and i am wondering if its ok to be buying one that isnt Intel Certified?

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AMD boards and Intel boards use different power connectors so you have to make sure the PSU has both. If it doesn't have a P4 connector then you can't use it. I know the AMD website has a listing of compatible PSU's, maybe Intel has the same.

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It says on the product specifications: "Great for Intel P3, P4 and AMD". The Intel site doesnt have it on their tesed PowerSupply List. The Specs dont say anything about being ATX12V which Intel says is required. Heres the info: http://www.apextechusa.com/proddetail_power.asp?id=19

and some pics: http://www.newegg.com/app/Showimage.asp?im...-154-010-01.JPG

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What im asking is should it be used even if it inst on the Intel List, and it doesnt say anyhting about being ATX12V compliant. If you look back up at my previous post it has the product specs...

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Its ok, i found the answer anyway. It was somewhere on the manufactures site, but not on newegg or the product info page. Heres the Detailed Product Info if anyone is intrested, http://www.apextechusa.com/datasheet/ATX450W.pdf

 

The only thing is this shows that it does have ATX12V im just curious why it isnt on Intel's site.

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I think the list on Intel's site (I'm guessing, I've never seen it) contains PSU's they have tested and recommend for use. If your PSU isn't on there then they haven't tested it or it wasn't up to their standards.

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first of all, why are you shelling out the extra dough on a ps when the min you need for your system is a 300w-350w. and why settle for a 64m card when the 128's aren't really that much more more expensive. you could take the $you save on the ps and get a 9700 or something similar. or am I full of it.

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