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Buying new Power Supply

Q: Buying new Power Supply

I have a 9 yr old Desktop PC and my power supply is going out. The one I have is a modular style power supply. Is it required that I replace it with another modular power supply or does it matter?

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A: Buying new Power Supply

No, it doesn't matter which one you use. Use whatever type you wish.
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Can I use any ATX power supply for this computer, or does is have to be a specific one? Does one fit all? Anyone have a link for a cheap one that will fit? Thanks.

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A:Power SUpply - Need Help in BUying..

I would go with the top link
Few little words

AMD approved
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I have a new buying power Help supply fairly new computer an HP Pavilion XT approx year old It has a w power supply and I would like to upgrade at least to a - I will probably order it online and do it myself but I was wondering what I need to know before I order it so I will be sure to get one that fits Help buying new power supply It is an ATX style case and motherboard The computer has been acting funny when powering up and Help buying new power supply the other day I ve noticed the power supply fan is not working at all however the case and cpu fan are working fine Sometimes it won t power up at all and the screen stays blank but the case and cpu fan are still running Anyway in short can I just order a w supply for an ATX case and expect that to fit Or is there more I need to know before I order BTW I have installed HDs CDs memory and such but never a Power supply So I do know my way around a computer a little Sorry for the long post Any help will be apprecated nbsp

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My Computer only used for playing music has a broken power supply it was Codegen W Atx P Model x The computer i need to replace the psu in is P Abit KR A one cd rom drive floppy drive two fans hard drives ce hard drives that i haveto take out of case to find out any a supply power new Buying more about them i m sorry i have no idea about the watts reqs for each thing i ll prob play it on the safe side and go with the extra wattage though what wattage do you think i need was enough and the fact that i kept it facing a wall doh the only problem Buying a new power supply i m trying to replace it as cheaply as possible like around bucks i m a bit confused about what type Buying a new power supply to buy because i m not sure if i can buy any Buying a new power supply atx or only atx p kinds i also need to make sure there are enough power cables for the six drives other stuff also i m pretty sure i had to only unplug the wire cable from the motherboard and that there is no socket for the wire on the mb but the power supply i took out does have the wire cable i m so hopeless lol thanks entrance nbsp

A:Buying a new power supply

Best i can add

350 is OK,get another the same.I only have 375 and do a lot more then
listen to music.The main concern is makeing all the connections.
You really need a motherboared manual to do this.
Do you feel qualified ? If so,
Connect 1 HD at a time starting with Windows loading ok,then add the rest
properly set and connected as master or slave.
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400W, 12V ATX Intel, Intel P4. Power Supply 4.
AC Input 115V-230V
10A/6A 60/50 Hz.

I looked on New Egg and think that this power supply( see link below) would be compatible. Could someone double check this for me and tell me what out of the above specs is important when choosing a replacement power supply. Thanks for the help.

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Here is the one that I am looking at:

It is to go in this computer:

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512 RAM
ATI Radeon 9600 Gfx Card
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Anything that I should know before buying this thing? Can changing a power supply be done by anyone quite simply, or would I need to get a knowledgeable person to do it?

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A:Buying a Video card and power supply help

if possible, i would return the machine or sell it. the best choice for a new computer is a standard PC, not a mass-produced name-brand OEM rig. OEM vendors such as gateway, dell, sony, and HP use specialized parts that are all too often incoherent with industry standards. consequently, attempting to interchange your stock parts (namely the power supply) with normal parts may result in failure.

if your gateway happens to be compatible with a standard power supply, i recommend the antec smartpower 2.0 SP-500. it is a 500W ATX supply with modular cabling and thermally controlled fans. it's a reliable, quiet, and powerful supply that costs $70 (USD) and is available at most local shops and online retailers.

as for video cards, i recommend that you get an nvidia-based card, 7600GT or higher. BFG, asus, gigabyte, msi, and XFX are all good brands that have competitively priced models. i reccomend the asus 7600GT model, it costs $140 (USD) and is a solid choice.

getting a decent card and power supply as mentioned will cost you about $200 (USD), or a bit more depending on your choices.

remember, because you have a new gateway, that even opening the case may void the warranty, and changing parts definitely voids the warranty.
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Which from this site would you recommend:

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I have just bought a new custom-built computer and Dell monitor as well as installing a new Brother printer I liked the looks of a CyperPower model I found at Office Depot VA watts three-year warranty with its own power monitoring software But I need to know what about advice / (UPS) Got backup? battery buying uninterruptible power supply will be enough It s been suggested that the above specs would be a bit precarious For a good while I will be running two computers and their monitors as I transition Current system Windows XP Home Edition Version -bit Service Pack Dell DIMENSION DIM Got advice about buying uninterruptible power supply (UPS) / battery backup? Intel Pentium CPU GHz x Family Model Stepping GB of RAM Graphics Card Intel G GL GE PE GV Graphics Controller Mb Hard Drive Size GB Free Space was GB now under GB because after backing up My Documents on Google Drive Google Drive has duplicated the whole darn thing on my hard drive Motherboard Dell Computer Corp G Antivirus Webroot Internet Security My new custom-built computer Intel Core i Processor i - K GHz MB QUAD CORE INTEL COPPER HEAVY DUTY LGA COOLING FAN OCZ ARCTIC Ultra Silver Thermal Compound PROFESSIONAL WIRING Asus P B -V LGA Intel B SATA amp USB ATX Got advice about buying uninterruptible power supply (UPS) / battery backup? Motherboard GB x GB -Pin DDR MHz PC Dual Channel X MEMORY HEAT SPREADERS X TB RPM MB CACHE SATA Gb s X DUAL LAYER DVD-RW INTEL HD GB HDMI DVI VGA p PCI-EXPRESS VIDEO ONBOARD REALTEK -CHANNEL DIGITAL SOUND ONBOARD REALTEK Gigabit Network Card onboard HEC Blitz Black Steel Edition ATX Mid Tower Case DELUXE COOLING PACKAGE SEASONIC WATT ULTRA HIGH PERFORMANCE POWER SUPPLY Logitech Wired USB Keyboard Logitech Wired USB Black Buttons Optical Mouse i-Micro Channel Multimedia Speakers My new monitor Dell Computer Corp E H quot LED LCD Monitor AC input voltage frequency current to VAC or Hz Hz A Max Inrush current V A Max V A Max Printer Brother MFC- Power Source AC V Hz Power Consumption - Sleep Ready Copying W W W nbsp

A:Got advice about buying uninterruptible power supply (UPS) / battery backup?

conceptualclarit said:

CyperPower model I found at Office Depot. 625 VA, 375 watts

My new custom-built computer :
My new monitor :
Dell Computer Corp E2414H 24" LED LCD Monitor
AC input voltage/frequency/current 100 to 240 VAC/50 or 60 Hz + 3 Hz/1.5 A (Max.)
Printer :
Brother MFC-7340
Power Consumption - Sleep/Ready/Copying
10W / 75W / 460WClick to expand...

If you plan to use the full capacity of the new computer's power supply, your UPS will need to supply the about 650 watts (not volt-amps) for the computer plus another 30 watts for the monitor (monitor specifications).

The MFC-7340 uses laser printing. Most UPS manufacturers do not recommend running a laser printer from their products. Laser printers use quite a bit of power (460 watts in your case) plus have a large inrush current that draws a lot more watts when the internal heater cycles on. It would almost need it's own high power UPS to use during a power outage.

Throw in operating the older computer at the same time and you need to add the wattage required by it, plus any second display, to get the total wattage rating you need for your UPS.

You also need to consider how long you wish to run the computers during a power outage. Some UPS units may only supply their full rated power for ten minutes or less. You're probably looking at a UPS that supports adding external battery packs if you want extended run times.

Another consideration is if your area experiences problems with the AC mains voltages dropping to lower voltages (brown-outs) or plan to run on a backup generator that may have power droops as loads change. A simple UPS would switch to battery power until the voltage returned to a safe level. A UPS with Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) would automatically boost the lowered voltage to the correct output level without switching to the batteries.
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A:Toshiba Satellite L305-5955 does not respond to power supply, new power jack

Almost certainly the problem is that the current rating is wrong, if the laptop needs
6.3 A of current, it won't function on less (just as you can't use a 3A fuse for a kettle!)
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A:No power, no lights but green light on power supply blinks rapidly

Remove the laptops battery and try the AC power only. If the green light does the same, it still could only be a bad AC adapter, or at worst, a shorted laptop motherboard
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A:Power Supply Wont Power up - Gigabyte ga-ma790fx & AMD Phenom 9850

if I read the specifications right on your mobo... it implies that it has the 4 pin PCI-e input(power) but it also has the 8pin ATX power conector. (it may be simply removing a cap that is actually right next to the 4 pin connector, thus making it an 8 pin connector (thats how it was on my mobo)

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The long answer is "No".
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A:Graphic card power to power supply or connector on motherboard?

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A:No Power, Blinking green light on power supply and motherboard

Sounds like a Power Supply problem.
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A:Bent power supply pin - Hard to plug in power cord

umm.. bend it back so it's closer to normal? That's all I can say about it. usually works for me.
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A:Hardware Power Consumption-Picking a new Power Supply

You have pretty much the same problem as me (getting BSOD's randomly). For me it's bulging capacitors on motherboard. You should take a closer look for capacitors on your motherboard. Dead capacitors look something like that:
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A:extra power leads on power supply?

Sounds like typical extra +5V lead and can be used for any number of things...(riser cards,backplanes,to drive extra slots, etc.)
Without knowing the specs. on your motherboard this question is impossible to answer...Post Mobo identification (make/model) or obtain FCC ID and post that. Perhaps we can find a more definitive answer for you...BOL
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A:Laptop gets no power, power supply seems to be working

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A:Computer won't power up (poss. power supply)

Does it happen with any other appliances? as in does using the toaster while using the kettle While your mate is in the Electric shower, telly on, or ironing?

Possibly a static build up, it is possible, Wher are you situated??
What voltage are you on?

What is the make and model of your comp? is it the same as your friends?

is your machine custom built or is it a brand?
Answer a few of them and we will try to narrow it down 4 you..

Mean while if you could get your hands on a spare PSU that would be handy. And remember when dealing with PSU's alway leave them to sischarge for at least 24hrs,
the 3 D'S, Disconect, discharge, dismantle.
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A:Driver Power Failure = New Power Supply?

You're greatly risking the health of your whole computer while running with such underpowered power supply. Do yourself a favour and get a quality PSU. That's the cheapest one that is enough and of good quality that I could find with a quickish search.
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A:Power Supply Question & HD Power Consumption

Power Supply Question & HD Power Consumption, Pt. 2 - Laptop vs. 3.5"

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A:Computer won't power up after disconnecting power supply

While installing the new optical drive, you might have inadvertently loosened one or more connectors. Recheck all data and power cables to make sure they are tight, including all those to the motherboard.
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A:Power Supply Light Blinking. No Power :(!

Have you opened case to make sure all connections are secure? Something may have come loose while you were transporting it. Give us more info about your computer (e.g. make and model, cpu, ram, name of psu, etc.)
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A:constant beep from power supply... no power to pc at all.

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A:New power supply, no schematic, looking for power fan plug.

There are basically two voltages available to you: 5V and 12V. Doesn't really matter where you get it from - some pin on the mobo or some wire from the PSU.

From the PSU the yellow wires are 12V and red ones 5V, black is ground. The fan voltages should be written on the fan itself, the black fan wire is ground, red may be 12V or 5V depending on the fan voltage.

Fan headers on the motherboard should be labelled so, check with a voltmeter what pin gives out what.
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A:New Build no power-up: case's power supply or MB?

Well, I figured out the problem.
I am planning to re-do the older mini-itx system I have; it has gotten riddled with Trojan software for kids downloading games; it basically has been de-commissioned already.

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A:Power Supply or Power Strip?

Check your power management settings (and reinstall software if needed, from the manufacturer website). I've run across many problems with SP2 messing with power management settings...
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A:No power to Power Supply, no lights

Well sounds like your power supply took a power surge. Well to start with i would try a power supply. Now about replacing the power supply cheap is not the best way to go, learned from experience. Here is my recommendation:
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Would a 500W power supply power this

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A:Would a 500W power supply power this

Hi QGamez,

I reckon a 500W wouldn't be enough but a 750W may be the right one. I had a look in a few forums and they had 650W & 750W etc but not 500W.

But wait for more input from the others and see what they have to say
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A:installed new power supply...still no power!?

Is the LED lit on the MB? Try bypassing the front case switch by putting the blade of a small screwdriver across the pins on the MB that the switch connects to.
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A:power supply and power jumper

Disconnect External Power To The Wall Socket Before Messing Around In The Box!!!!!!!!!!!
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A:Power supply and mobo are 100%, no power

There are some motherboards that have a power on button directly on the motherboard. I don't suppose you have one of those? There are some BIOS' that can enable the keyboard to power on the PC by pressing any key. I'm using one of them now. Of course, the problem with that is to get the PC started in the first place so you can change the BIOS setting (if it has that setting).

What motherboard do you have?
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A:Power Supply - "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined....."

You are correct, the failure is due toloss of the power supply ID signal. Sometimes this happens because of strain on the plug, which breaks the signal wire. Some even are so severe that the insulation breaks away from the plug; this is due to rough handling. The other cause is one or more of the power socket solder connections to the system board become broken. This also is related to severe handling. I have seen one case where all three power connections and three of four mechanical connections were disconnected. If the power supply is bad, a replacement will cure the problem. If not, then the socket is bad, and this will require a system board replacement. If you are experienced, you can try to resolder the connections. I am experienced and was not able to get my daughter's E6000 to work by resoldered. More recent Dells are using a replacable power connection board which is a much cheaper repair.
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Power Win
Model 450 ATXE
Max output 220 W all output is Extend to 450 W Max

Here is what it is powering
Asus A7V333 MB
Athelon 1400 XP
Radeon 9600 Pro Vid card
Soundblaster Live Vid Card
Network card
WD 120 Gb hard drive
1.4 floppy
several case fans

If this is likely the problem of my crash/reboot crash to desktop and screen freeze problem then how about the names of a few good brands of Power Supplys and a recommendation for how big to get it to allow for some additional upgrades in days to come. This computer is for gaming, not extreme but
Max Payne 2
Colin McRae 3

you get the idea.


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im getting this pow supp

and heres my comp if that helps -hewlettpackardhppavilionamdath-en

thanks for the help peeps

A:power supply?

They have a tendency to edit the cables out of those pictures, probably think it makes it look prettier or something. And yes you will have to connect one of the 6 pin PCI-E connectors to the 5770.

As for changing the power supply this should help,

How To Replace Your Power Supply | Hardware Secrets

won't matter whether it is mounted in the top or the bottom of the case, there will still only be the four screws as shown in the tutorial holding it in. Just make sure to disconnect all the cables from the motherboard, hard drives, etc before removing the screws.
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purple(1)- +5vsb
blue(1)- -5v
brown(1)- -12v
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A:Power supply

Insufficient info.

Are there ANY lights on the main PC box (not the monitor)?
Any fans running?
Any LED's alight on the motherboard?

Have you eliminated the power source?
Power strips (multi outlets) are notoriously poor quality.

The power supply could be the problem, but so could 1,327 other things. Its easily replaced as you say and if that doesnt fix it then you know its deeper than that.

Assuming its not your HDD thats died (and it does not sound as though it is to be honest) then your data should be safe and able to be extracted by converting the drive to a slave (jumper setting) and fitting it in a working PC. As you have Windows 98, and PC running 98 or ME, 2000, XP will be able to read it.

I guess this is a timely reminder though, that all data on a HDD is only temporarily stored. You must realise that its not uncommon to lose a HDD (average 1 per year here, over 4 PCs) and external storage is essential.
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A:Power supply

Wow man thats a pretty sick rig. (6GB RAM) anyway HP desktops have no problems from what i'v experienced at shops i worked at with power supplys. but DON'T get laptops from them. trust me hp's arent good on laptops now-adays
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A:20+4 power supply?

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on this page:

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A:Power supply..

My comp only comes with 200 Watt power supply ]

and will the 380 watt power supply be powerfull enough to run my gfx card? the new one im getting?

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I'll appreciate the help.

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A:Power Supply

The reasons a power supply can fail are too numerous to list. It's about like asking why the chicken crossed the road.

For the hard disk question, more specific. Tell us more about the systems, the hard disks and what you are attempting to accomplish.
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So.... do I really need that?

A:SLi Power supply?

First, you have a problem with your choice of graphics cards. For SLI you have to use Nvidia cards. If you prefer to use ATI graphics cards, you will want Crossfire.

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A:Power Supply Help )=

Hmm, I think it's probably a current surge or something. I highly recommend not plugging the PC directly into a wall socket. It can seriously damage the PC if there's a surge. Use a surge protector instead. And yes, u might have fried ur new PSU.
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A:Power Supply?

What are the rest of your system specs?

Did it happen all of the sudden happen or where you messing around with it?
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A:Power supply fan

Usualy when a power supply fan fails it will start to whirrl , growl,etc..etc.. But since yours doesn't make any sound, might wanna try and replace the fan. Should be either a 80 mm or 92 mm fan.
When it comes to the air flow, as long as you have intake and exhausts fans that move the air inside the case , shouldn't be too much of a problem for the peripherals. The only problem that you might experience will be an overheat of the psu.
Also since you didn't post the make and model of the psu , it's possible that the psu has it own thermal controller. As in "speed up " or "speed down" depeding of the internal temp. So it's possible that since you have ample air flow in the case, the psu doesn't need to "speed up". On the other hand it's possible that the temp sensor failed and it gives fals readings.
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A:power supply

What is your PC? a brand name or home built? what is the brand and wattage of the PSU? what are your specs? ie; motherboard, memory, video card?

if it is an intel board did you connect the 4 pin connector from the PSU to the plug in near the CPU?
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windows 2000 sp4
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A:New Power supply

Ground yourself! Be careful of wires stuck in devices, and look and make sure that you new psu has no frayed/stripped wires. Good Luck!
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A:power supply

Agp cards don't have any special power connectors on them and thats why you cant find one that says it does!!!!

Any good quality 400watt psu should do you!!
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Pentium D 3.4 Ghz
2GB Ram
Xion Power supply

Do you think I should get a new power supply? If so, what kind should I get? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Im very confused about what to do.

Thanks in advance,