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by Disneyfan / February 24, 2006 9:20 AM PST

A friend of mine wants to add an internal DVD-ROM drive to a system that is a few years old. The system is running Windows XP Home with 768MB of RAM, a CD-RW drive, hard drive, add-on video card. How can we determine if his power supply is adequate to add the DVD-ROM drive?

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by ikjadoon / February 24, 2006 10:46 AM PST
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be able to add the drive as they consume a small amount of power. I'd be very surprised if it couldn't. From the specs, I don't think you have any power hogs in there, so a DVD drive should be fine. What GPU and Processor do you have, btw?


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(NT) (NT) 2.4GHz P4
by Disneyfan / February 24, 2006 10:49 AM PST
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If the machine is stable, it's about 99% sure that...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2006 11:53 AM PST
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Adding a DVDROM will not be a problem. It's less than 20 watts (much less).


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