Do AMD chips require a different Power Supply Unit than Pentium ?

Do AMD chips require a different Power Supply Unit than Pentium ?  I have an old sytem here that used to run
a Pentium 4 system, can I take the power supply out of that and use it in the system that has an AMD chip in it?

The AMD system had a 250W suppply - the PSU that I have hand is 350W - could this harm the mb or pc itself in anyway?
jetsonxAsked:
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J-A-LCommented:
No, they require the same power supply... unless it is some sort of specialty board you have.  There are a few different power connectors... 20 pin and 24pin primarily... both AMD and Intel use each one.

With very old motherboards... you still have the AT standard but you won't be seeing that any longer.  I wouldn't compare Compaqs and Dells and stuff... these machines may have propreitary components inside which are unlike everything else in the world and off the shelf parts may cause damage.

250 Watts is quite low... It won't harm the system though.  Sounds like an oldie... maybe 5 years old?

Jeff
at yourtechonline.com
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davidis99Commented:
Many AMD mobos do require power supplies with different connectors than for Intel mobos.  If the connectors to the motherboard are the same, you can re-use the power supply; if not, you can't.
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nobusCommented:
as said, if the plugs are the same, it won't hurt,

"The AMD system had a 250W suppply - the PSU that I have hand is 350W -
could this harm the mb or pc itself in anyway?"  -->you will only have more power available

i never saw AMD boards with different power plugs, buti saw pc brands like compaq who had different ones.
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jetsonxAuthor Commented:
Thanks j-a-l.  the PSU borrowed from the Pentium worked fine.
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