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Q: Emachines power supply upgrade

I have an older eMachines Desktop PC model EL1360G which has a 200 watt power supply.
I would like to upgrade it to at least a 400 watt power supply.
Does anyone have a suggestion as to where or what I should buy? I watched a few videos on youtube on how to do the replacement but how do I know all the plugs on the new unit are the same and will fit? Because if they don't, I'll be more confused than I already am.

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A: Emachines power supply upgrade

Check and make sure all the connectors are the same as the ones you have

I'm not certain if the image above is what you have but I'm thinking it is.

Image above looks to have:

1x 20pin+4pin (ATX Power)

1x 4pin (P4)

2x SATA power
Does your power supply have these and only these?
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A:Emachines t2825 power supply?

I'd say if there is an extra pin on each side of the 20 Pin ATX, you don't have the right PSU.

Bestec ATX 250 -12E looks to be a HP OEM PSU, while eMachines is owned by Gateway. So again I would question these PSUs as being a proper fit.
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A:EMachines Strikes again - Power Supply

The motherboard is bad and it will need to be replaced. If you can find a board that will accept the old CPU and memory you can save some money. You will need to use a separate Windows Operating System disc. Any eMachines discs will be useless with the new motherboard
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A:Upgrading power supply in emachines T6410

If you are on a tight budget, then something like this would be good:

450W with 30amps on the (dual) 12v rails.

If you have a bit of cash lying around, this one is a bit more "future proof" (can handle future upgrades).
550W, with TRIPLE 12v rails totalling over 50amps on the 12v rails. This PSU looks amazing (just came on the market).
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Are you certain that your Hard drive is plugged in tightly to the PSU? :approve:
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A:Help needed upgrading Graphics Card and Power Supply on eMachines Computer


I dont see why the Card Wont work. The only problem witht the whole rig might be the PSU connection. You may have trouble upgrding it, you may not, depends on the model (and i really could tel ya) I would just look at the connections to see if it is the standard 20 or 24 pin. If it is...then i dont see a problem.

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A:Upgrade Power Supply

Darymini, welcome to the forum. When requesting help you should always include the make/model (i.e. p6-xxxx) of the computer and/or monitor. This information is necessary for us to review the specifications of them.
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A:Should I upgrade my Power Supply?

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A:power supply upgrade

What do you have now?
Think of your psu as the heart of your system. If you lose the psu, it can potentially take out everything. So obviously you don't want to skimp on it.

With a quality brand, it doesn't matter if its multi or single rail anymore, and your systems new enough any modern psu will be compatible.

Your current setup, with 5770, could easily run on 450ish W, so a 650W isn't too overkill, and allows for future upgrades.

I'd recommend a 650tx from Corsair... But they are pricey. - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V &#47; EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply $89.99<-- Very good price, usually over $100 - Thermaltake TR2 TRX-650M 650W ATX 12V v2.3 &#47; EPS 12V v2.91 Modular Active PFC Power Supply $55 bucks after mail ins.

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A:upgrade of power supply

Hello Kelvin,

I suppose it depends on what new graphics card you are wanting to get to use with it. Some of the latest models (ex: GTX 480) can use around 295 watts themselves under full load.
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A:Need help on whether to upgrade power supply

If this is a custom build, then there should be no issues with upgrading the power supply.
It may run ok with 460W, but if it were me i'd get something better. probably 650w or better.
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A:Power Supply Upgrade

Can you post a few images of the current PSU and the label on it?
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A:should i upgrade the power supply

Yes, but you will have to get the better supply from Dell... The prower supply may be proprietary
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A:Upgrade Power Supply?

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A:power supply upgrade

No it won't hurt the motherboard. The only thing you need to watch for is that a standard ATX power supply will fit in that HP case.
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A:Can I upgrade my power supply?

What Dell told you is not correct. You can use a higher wattage power supply, and it will only use the power that it needs. A replacement power supply needs to be of good quality, needs to physically fit into the Dell case, and the power pinout for the 24 pin connector needs to match the motherboard (Dell used to use a non-standard pinout but stopped the practice a few years ago).
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A:Power supply upgrade

JMC_1988, welcome to the forum. Yes, the power supply unit (PSU) is a standard ATX.  I like Corsair products.  They make PSU's that will give you clean, stable power for the system.  Modular PSU's are good for mid-size cases.  They allow you to only use the cables that are necessary to run the computer. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.
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A:Power supply upgrade

What new video card did you get? Considering the rest of your system specs, my guess is that you do not actually need a 600-700 watt PSU.
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If renewing a PSU check:

The physical size of your PSU, some are hard to replace due to being a non standard size.
The amount of power need from the PSU don't skimp.
The correct connections for your equipment

1. Physical Dimensions
Besides the specs and form factors, the physical dimensions are also important factors in selecting a compatible power supply. Here is an outline of the physical dimensions of most standard power supplies:
ATX: 6x3.5x5.5", HxWxD. Most common. Uses 4 mounting screws.
Mini-ATX: 5x3.5x5", HxWxD. Rare size. Uses 4 mounting screws. Can be used in a regular ATX case, but often not the other way around.
MicroATX: 5x3x4", HxWxD. Use 3 mounting screws. Not interchangeable with ATX or miniATX.
Flex ATX: Even smaller than Micro ATX. Various sizes according to case specs; often not interchangeable.
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The quality of a power supply can be estimated by its weight. While this is not a true scientific or thorough measurement of the power supply reliability, it is nevertheless a very simple and easy way for ordinary PC users to estimate and compare the quality of a power supply. Why weight matters click here Power supply calculator click here Correct connections
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A:[Q] power supply upgrade

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A:About to upgrade and have Power Supply question

hey Max77Rave,

Unless you want to have to replace it down the road, I'd get at least a 400. They do not cost that much and you have got a bunch of power hogs in there.
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A:Power Supply Upgrade/Problem

It seems to me that without alot of peripherals a 500 watt should be fine. I never 'cheap out' on hardware so I wouild recommend Antec or Rosewill.

As to the random restarts it could be a PSU but I wouldn't rule out other issues such as heat.
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A:power supply upgrade question

Let me guess. Did you get those "requirements" from the graphics card manufacturer?

The requirements are nearly always overestimated. The card manufacturers want to protect themselves in case a user buys a mediocre 500 watt power supply that can only supply 300 clean and reliable watts. Power supplies differ widely in quality. The claimed wattage tells you very little. They figure a lousy 500 watt unit might supply enough when a high quality 350 would be fine. Since the manufacturers can't know you are going to buy a good unit, they overestimate.

What graphics card are you thinking of?

Bestec is not a known brand. I would guess it is made by someone else and used by HP.

But it may be adequate, depending on what graphics card you want to use.

ATX power supplies should have all of the same external dimensions and will "fit". They vary in quality, power output, and the type and number of connectors. Which you will need depends on the equipment to be connected--hard drives, DVD drives, graphics cards, etc.
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A:Solved: Power supply upgrade.

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A:Power supply upgrade DRAMA!!!

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A:HP PRO 3010 SFF power supply upgrade

SFF PSU's are not upgradeable due to the fact they are custom manufactured to fit into a small customized space, in other words they are non standard sized PSU's. I would look at other possibilities as to the cause like updating the video driver or increasing installed RAM.
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A:Upgrade Sony PCV-RS720G Power Supply

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A:Want to upgrade video card, do I need a power supply?

look in the BIOS of your pc, there should be a option to configure to have more video shared RAM.

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A:Upgrade Power Supply on Sony PCV-RS410

Maybe 400 Watts will be little. Buy a 550 W or higher power supply.

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A:HPE-590t power supply upgrade issues

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A:Power Supply and Case Upgrade Questions

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A:Upgrade power supply for hp elite 8200 cmt

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Hi Everyone, I need to upgrade my PSU (Power Supply Unit) in a HP 6005 Pro Microtower. The current PSU output for the computer is currently the factory installed 280 Watts. I am looking to upgrade to 400 Watts or more. Any suggestions on product or advice leading me in right direction would be greatly appreciated. Here's what I'm doing:In order to use dual "monitors" (1 monitor and 1 HDTV), I recently installed the Diamond Radeon HD 5450 (low end, I know) in the HP 6005 Pro Microtower. In order to fire up the card the system requires 400 Watts. I installed the graphics card because it is HDMI and VGA ready, which should allow me to utilize both my HDTV and my monitor.   

A:Power Supply Unit - Upgrade - HP 6005 Pro - Windows 7

Hi: Your model uses a proprietary power supply with a 20 pin system board connector rather than the standard 24 pin connector. I do not know of any other power supplies you can install that have this setup, and that will have more wattage that will directly replace the one in your PC.
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I'm looking to upgrade the graphics on my Inspiron 3847 and I'm wondering whether my Dell Bestec power supply has the connections necessary to support this video card:
The EVGA web site says you need a 6-pin connector; if so, can I connect this card to a stock Dell power supply?
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I am in the process up upgrading certain features of my desktop, I have found the ram i wish and understand it caps at 4x 8GB I wish to upgrade my graphics card and found another post suggesting certain cards but it was posted a little while ago.Specifically i wish to upgrade my graphics card without having to replace my 600 w power supply.Could someone offer suggestions?Eagles Aerie
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I need to upgrade mu graphic card and it need 300 watt PS, normal ones have hook up for a 4 pin connector to the cd player, Hp now has used  perpriotory cd player that has a P5 connector that will not hook up to new power supply. anyy sugestion. Or can I install a standard cd player in this pc  Pavilion 550-126
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This is my model Gateway GM - http support gateway com s PC R cl shtml P Ghz Chip GB Ram SATA RPM HD D GSN BTX Form Factor Motherboard X DVD-ROM X DVD RW Dual Layer Integrated Sound Integrated NIC USB Ports used IEEE Port ATI Radeon X SE PCI Express MB Video lt --------- Watt Power Supply lt -------- My question is about the two arrows above I want to upgrade to either an ATI X Pro or a nVidia GT Video card as the ATI X SE is the most basic PCIE card there is and acts like difficulties Video & Power-Supply Card Upgrade it After a bunch of research i ve pretty much figured out that my watt is not going to cut it I bought a watt power supply from Gateway the maker of the PC after consulting with them and assured it would work it didn t It had to be returned My question s are What power-supply Power-Supply & Video Card Upgrade difficulties will do the job and do I really need to upgrade the power- supply to get this card Ohhhh and one other question My DVD RW is the Master and the ROM is the slave will I get any performance boost if I reverse this SATA HD is on a different channel I am on a budget so anything over including a new Power-Supply is simply out of the question I am not a Serious Gamer but I do like to play some graphic-intensive games from time to time Splinter-Cell GTA GTA Vice-City and soon GTA San Andreas nbsp

A:Power-Supply & Video Card Upgrade difficulties

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Go HERE for a handy power supply wattage calculator.

Also, go HERE for a great article on psu`s.

Your final question regarding your dvd drives. I don`t think it will make any difference to your performance.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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We purchased two M800 Full size tower machines.  We need to add additional drives, but the PSU only allows for one additional SATA Connector.  The PSU is using a 10+4 pin connectors and I cannot find a PSU or adapter to adapt a 24 pin PSU.  What options do I have?  Is there such an adapter?
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A:M700/900 Tower: upgrade power supply (with a stand...

Drives, especially SSDs, require every little power.   Why not use SATA power splitters, rather than replacing the power supplies.
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I have the slimline s5123w PC that is currently using the onboard video card,My question is for anyone's there a video card that will fit in the PC was told by some friends that it  will probably be a low profile card.However i am not for sure what card to look at are even if the low profile card is correct.. I am also wanting to upgrade the power supply as well.However i am not able to find one that will fit in the pc case. So if u guys could assist me at all.I would be very grateful

A:S5123w Video Card Upgrade And Power Supply's

chrem88 wrote:I have the slimline s5123w PC that is currently using the onboard video card,My question is for anyone's there a video card that will fit in the PC was told by some friends that it  will probably be a low profile card.However i am not for sure what card to look at are even if the low profile card is correct.. I am also wanting to upgrade the power supply as well.However i am not able to find one that will fit in the pc case. So if u guys could assist me at all.I would be very gratefulChrem, your friend is correct.  The computer requires a low-profile video card.  However, depending on what you want to do with the computer, it is not easy to upgrade to a good card.  The size of the case makes airflow a major problem.  Frankly, Slimline models are not meant to be upgraded.  As stated, the size of the case doesn't allow for it. As for the PSU, it is difficult to upgrade without some modifications to the case.  Personally, I don't recommend upgrading the computer.
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Not a question just an informational post Recently bought Power Studio Supply XPS Dell Upgrade 8000 a Dell Studio XPS from Best Buy Love the computer works great but I ve already added a hard drive will be adding a Blu-Ray burner as a second optical and may add a TV tuner card The stock W supply just seemed a bit puny so I swapped in a Corsair TX W supply It works fine I know that s overkill but Fry s had it on sale for bucks cheaper than the I was going to buy Issues The stock power supply is mm deep this one is mm deep Made for a tight fit but nothing had to be forced Don t go larger than that though The Corsair has PCI-E connectors only one is needed in this PC so you have three extra cables to stash none of the cables are detachable There are two SATA cables with four connectors each Two hard drives and two optical drives can be run off one Dell Studio XPS 8000 Power Supply Upgrade cable Sweet Leaves an extra cable to stash There are eight old style -pin connectors on two cables so two more cables to stash The -pin EPS connector splits in two so it works for the -pin EPS on the mainboard Very quiet I like it but if I had to do it over again I d likely go with something with detachable cables The bundle of unused cables is large but fits in the space available where horizontally-mounted hard drives would normally be the Dell has them mounted vertically nbsp

A:Dell Studio XPS 8000 Power Supply Upgrade

Just bought the 650TX after reading this, any tips you learned while swapping the power supply out?
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Have the Dell XPS 420 computer and wanted to finally upgrade the Video card and figured I need to upgrade the low Power Supply too.

Computer right now has:
You Have: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
You Have: GeForce 9800 GT
Think Power Supply is 375 watt
Windows 7
4gigs of Ram.

Heard from others that my CPU will be a bottleneck for newer Video Cards so I honestly dont know where to start. Not sure how to figure if 1 video card is better than another one.

And likely need a bigger powersupply to run whatever new video card I get too. And need to get something that will fit in my dell case.

Just started playing Metro 2033 and playing it on High but course want to play it on Very High with any screen tear and slow down and of course other games as well.

A:Upgrade Dell XPS 420 video card and power supply

gchfamily said:

Heard from others that my CPU will be a bottleneck for newer Video Cards so I honestly dont know where to start. Not sure how to figure if 1 video card is better than another one.Click to expand...

Maybe so but that shouldn't stop you from getting a better GPU than the one you currently have. Depending on the game you play (non-CPU dependent) there will be plenty of GPU upgrade room with a Q6600.

From what I can tell Metro 2033 is not a CPU dependent game.
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I downloaded the online game Overwatch but it crashes on my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pc. I want to upgrade the video graphics card and power supply but need to know if the following devices are compatible with my desktop pc. I want to upgrade to the NVIDIA GE Force   GTX 660 video graphics card.  Is this compatible with my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pcI also want to upgrade to a 520 Watt or 450 Watt power supply.   What brand and what is the highest wattage is compatible with my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pc? In other words, what is the latest version of a NVIDIA or AMD Radeon HD card highest Watt power supply can I upgrade to that is compatible with my HP? Thanks.

A:Upgrade video graphics card and power supply for HP p7-1423w...

@ntvedt?, welcome to the forum.ntvedt wrote:I downloaded the online game Overwatch but it crashes on my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pc. I want to upgrade the video graphics card and power supply but need to know if the following devices are compatible with my desktop pc. I want to upgrade to the NVIDIA GE Force   GTX 660 video graphics card.  Is this compatible with my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pc  Yes, this video card should be compatible with your motherboard.  You can choose a manufacturer and contact their Tech Support for help with choosing the best card for your system.  I like EVGA.  Their Tech Support (1-888-881-3842) is very helpful. I also want to upgrade to a 520 Watt or 450 Watt power supply.   What brand and what is the highest wattage is compatible with my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pc?  There is no actual maximum PSU that will work in your computer.  The computer will only use the amount of wattage that is required to run it properly.  The extra wattage is used during peak power needs.  I suggest that you buy a PSU with at least 500W.  I like Corsair products.  A modular PSU is good in smaller cases.  They allow you to use only the cables that are absolutely necessary.  This makes for better airflow.In other words, what is the latest version of a NVIDIA or AMD Radeon HD card highest Watt power supply can I upgrade to that is compatible with my HP?  See my answers above. Thanks.Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.
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First the Computer Hardware Info Power Supply W Logisys PSU The reliable black variation Motherboard ASUS M A T-M LE Processor AMD Athlon II X Socket this load upgrade supply I graphics all handle power my card?? if of the Can AM W Dual-Core Memory Crucial GB PC - DIMM DDR Memory Module x Hard Drives Western Digital GB EIDE Internal Hard Drive RPM MB Cache Western Digital Caviar Blue GB SATA III RPM MB Cache Samsung TB Spinpoint RPM MB Cache SATA On-board USB slots used for mouse for external powered USB way hub -pin keyboard attached On-board internet active Cooler Master mm Dual Ball Bearing Case Fans Vantec SP-FC -BL Spectrum System Fan Card Thermaltake Thunderblade mm Led Case Fan mm CPU FAN I have a ZOTAC GeForce GT Eco MB and was thinking of upgrading the card and placing this eco card in another lesser used computer Specifications http www tigerdirect com applications SearchTools item-details asp EdpNo amp CatId The card I was planning on Can my power supply handle all of this load if I upgrade the graphics card?? going to Galaxy GeForce GTS GB Specifications http www geeks com details asp invtid SGF HX RUV I know the card is a few years old nevertheless it seems like the best option for me I am only going to get -bit cards from now on Needing to stay with the Nvidia brand as well due to certain programs I am currently using I do not have a lot of cash at current either so the budget is around give or take Would this card be a good replacement and not tax my power supply given everything else already hooked up as mentioned above This is my main concern considering that I have tried multiple online wattage calculators and get anywhere between and watts and do not know what to see or believe I am trying to keep the total output required by the computer from the power supply to about W max and keeping at least W in reserve at least Thanks in advance nbsp

A:Can my power supply handle all of this load if I upgrade the graphics card??
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I really need some help upgrading my Biostar IDEQ 200V "small form factor" PC if thats ok!

I'd like to know if it would actually be possible to replace my 200W with a 450/500W PSU? This to provide the additional power for a Sapphire HD 3850 AGP Graphics card (which requires at least a 450W PSU)

Heres my computer:
(The only upgrade I have is a Creative Audigy sound card)

The reason I'm cautious about adding a 450/500W PSU is because my motherboard is not a straight forward ATX board; in that it takes an ATX power supply, but only measures 305 x 191 mm- which is not as wide as a proper ATX, making it a micro/flexi board??

I dont know if the smaller boards can handle the same power as the bigger ones basically.

Please help,

Thanks alot!


A:Biostar IDEQ 200V Power Supply Upgrade Allowable?

Being a small form factor case you will most likely have to search for a Power Supply to fit the case, as far as the power of the PSU, a higher wattage rating should be no problem, but the more important rating is the Amperage on the +12Vdc rail(s), still one with a higher Amperage rating should be no problem.
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How much ram can be installed in a m70e? i've seen sites that offer 8GB sticks.
Also is the power supply universal?
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A:M70e Tower-memory, graphics & power supply upgrade

If you don't wish to buy memory from Lenovo, both Kingston and Crucial have 'System Specific' memory for your system that are guarranteed to work. Memory timings must be match what the BIOS expects for the system to recognize it, and generic memory often doesn't work.   
Use your Hardware Maintenance Manual for instructions on how to upgrade the memory. After making any memory change, run 2 passes of MemTest86 to ensure all is well.    A few older system types (eg. some models of M58), required a BIOS update to support 4 GB modules.   I'm not familiar with the M70, but it's probably similar to the other models.   If you take the cover off and measure the existing supply, then you'll know if it is a ATX or TFX standard. )
The Mini-Tower uses a standar ATX power supply, and the SFF a standard TFX pwer supply. A power connector adapter (ATX to Lenovo) is required for M92 and forward. For the SFF, the maximum aftermarket TFX is 400w, with 350w being more common -- not a huge increase over stock. For the Mini-tower, I have had an 650w aftermarket Corsair in mine (I recommend one that is semi-modular and shorter, as space is limited inside the case.
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I recently purchased a refurbished Optiplex MT Core i GHz GB RAM GB HDD DVDRW P Minor side issue I have already ordered the memory to upgrade it to GB RAM based on the advice of the store that sold doing memory ... card Optiplex 7010 2016 a and video upgrade supply and MT power it to me and Crucial nbsp Unfortunately if I read the nbsp dell-optiplex- -manual-en pdf right nbsp It can take gb RAM but only two of them for a total of gb nbsp Is it possible to utilize all four gb DIMM nbsp If not the importance of the speed of the graphics has become even more important I need to upgrade the power supply and video card to run Adobe software -- Photoshop etc Based on prior experience I need the fastest possible graphics option nbsp Optiplex 7010 MT ... doing a 2016 video card and power supply upgrade and memory nbsp I m thrifty but not stingy if I can get a racehorse for a bit more then I Optiplex 7010 MT ... doing a 2016 video card and power supply upgrade and memory will The video card that I m thinking about buying is the GEForce GT recommended by Dell Is there a specific version since the specifications also say quot OHGA M Optiplex 7010 MT ... doing a 2016 video card and power supply upgrade and memory N quot I would prefer to be able to use a card with more memory but still PCIe which appears to be much faster than the PCIe If there is a better card out there please let me know The power supply is standard Since this is April the Dell recommended Corsair TX appears to be hard to get at best Is there another power supply that would work Thank you for your help Much appreciated Reposted from being reply to older question nbsp Wasn t sure if that thread had been closed and no longer monitored nbsp
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My son's friends gave me a PNY GEFORCE GTX 650 GRAPHIC CARD 2 GB PCI EXPRESS 3.0 VCGGTX650XPB MINI HDMI. A new Power Supply Upgrade for Acer Veriton M SERIES w/480 Watts is on its way. Bought a new 1tb hard drive for it. I am trying to get a Q9400 SLB6B- Intel Core 2 Quad 2.66 GHz 6 MB 1333 MHz LGA 775 cpu from ebay. Oh I am also going to upgrade my ram to 4gb from the current 2gb sticks there now.

My question at this time is will my mobo be able to handle these upgrades?


Current mobo is
MB Kit VM275 Intel G41 ICH7 GMA X4500 Acer Logo uATX
IO shielding W/O 1394 V1.0 LF
Current cpu is - Pentium Dual Core E6600 (3.06G 2M 1066FSB) , 65W , R-0
Current ram- 2GB, DDRIII1333