What could a 240W power supply do?

by Magic-wand - 11/13/12 6:28 PM

In Reply to: I'd need to see the PSU by R. Proffitt Moderator

That's why I want to know the exact power consumption of each component.

This is a HP 7800dc sff, CPU E8400, 4G DDR2 800Mhz(2 sticks).

I guess motherboard(Intel Q35 Express Chipset) consume about 40W or more, a harddisk and a DVD-RW each 20W, CPU 65W, and DDR2, USB...etc, that is well above the 120W limited, not mention to a PCI-X display card.

I wonder if the power supply could survive when any peripheral card added.