First time opening and installing a powersupply etc. in my pc and need help.
Posted on 2004-03-24
Hello,I am going to purchase an AMD Athlon™ XP 2500+ / 512KB Cache / 333MHz FSB / Socket A / Barton Core / Processor,a new fan for the processor,and an Asus - A7N8X - nVIDIA nForce2 - Socket A ATX Motherboard with Audio, AGP 8X, USB 2.0 and 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN Support motherboard. And 512 or 1gig of DDR ram. It will also have my radeon 9600xt video card i just bought in it. This will be my first time trying to install all of this an upgrade my pc. And someone online informed me that I would need a new power supply for this. Is this true? And if so,what type of power supply would I need? 400w or more? I plan to buy my equipment from tigerdirect.com as they seem reliable and their prices are affordable for me. My current pc setup is a p4 1.5gig,256mb rdram pc. A cdr/rw drive,dvd drive,floppy drive,an old ecm soundblaster pro card,and that is about all I know. 250 or 280 W Powersupply. Well as I said earlier in my post,could someone please help me out with this stuff and tell me what type of power supply I would need for my new pc? Or will my current one do? And lastly ..my most important question. When I take out my old motherboard and put in my new one,will my HD,cdr drive,dvd drive,etc be detected and setup to work automatically? Or will I have to go into the BIOS someway and set everything up? Thank you