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Hello..
I'd like to upgrade RAM in my old desktop PC (running Windows XP Professional SP3) from 1GB to 4GB. Both are DDR2 and clocked at 667Mhz. My question is: will I need upgrade of power supply? I've got stock 230W power supply now. (other components --> CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ which is Dual-Core clocked at 2.11Ghz, 160GB HDD, MB: GAM61SME-S2, GPU: nVidia GeForce 6100 nForce 405). I'd like to upgrade this PC to Win7 or Win8.1 x64. I won't play any games, just use it for work (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, browsing the web via Chrome and videocalling via Skype). Thanks in advance.

Guest Mar 15, 2017
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If your wanting 4GB, yes you will need an upgrade of power supply, because the current power supply you have right now may not support a new number of GB, and for your sake I would not risk your upgrade process failing due to too low power supply. 

Hope this helps!! 

MysticalJaycat  Mar 15, 2017
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Depends, but likely you can add the memory without any worries.  DDR2 memory stick only uses about 2 watts.   Your CPU, video card and hard drive are the power hungry monsters under the hood.   I have added more memory to every computer I have ever had without a power issue.

ElectricPavlov  Mar 16, 2017
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So will I need new power supply or not? I'm frustrated. blush

Guest Mar 16, 2017

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