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Will a new (and higher) PSU help speed up my system?

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  • Started 1 year ago by Zuelajindi
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Zuelajindi
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I've had the same tower for almost three years now. The only upgrade I have done on it is the video card. It is an ASUS Essentio CM5571 (pretty limited on what I could do to it). I did not up the PSU due to being frugal and thinking the video card requirement stating that it required a 300 watt PSU (my stock PSU happens to be 300 watts), but I did not take into account of all the other components that up the power requirements.

So, I ordered one of these, hoping this will help power all the components and give the CPU some breathing room (whenever I would run a rather demanding game, or multitask, the CPU usage will almost always be stuck high.

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raphoenix
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You will not notice any difference in machine performance unless you can upgrade other machine components.

If the machine was not blue screening with old PSU, then just adding non-used high watts PSU will not do anything.

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Zuelajindi
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I was also considering getting a new mobo and CPU (because all motherboards that are compatible with my CPU are discontinued). My CPU is a Dual-Core E5400, and I wanted to upgrade my system to be able to play newer games more smoothly.

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Xhi
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My personal opinion is that whatever improvement you can get by upping memory and video card is about the best you can do to improve a non-gaming computer to playing games better. Otherwise purchase a computer with what you need to play the game you want. Upgrading is pretty futile.

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Zuelajindi
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One of the other things I want to be improved is making my computer faster overall, be it for multitasking or requiring less CPU usage to go about daily tasks.

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