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Upgrading PSU please help.


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LeeHamo

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work.jpg Hi,

I recently inherited a 'Time' PC, to cut a long story short ive been slowly upgrading it with memory, HDD, RAM, and a new GFX card, the CPU in it is fine for now, AMD athlon 1.2, got the GFX card today and it says on side i need 300watts minimum PSU.

The psu in the time system is 150watts. VERY LOW!

The question I need to ask is if I buy a new power supply will it fit in the slot my old PSU was in and the screw holes line up correctly?

If someone is willing to help but needs more pics just ask and ill reply with more pics.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Lee.
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work.jpg Hi,

I recently inherited a 'Time' PC, to cut a long story short ive been slowly upgrading it with memory, HDD, RAM, and a new GFX card, the CPU in it is fine for now, AMD athlon 1.2, got the GFX card today and it says on side i need 300watts minimum PSU.

The psu in the time system is 150watts. VERY LOW!

The question I need to ask is if I buy a new power supply will it fit in the slot my old PSU was in and the screw holes line up correctly?

If someone is willing to help but needs more pics just ask and ill reply with more pics.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Lee.



A picture of inside of the case and from the behind view would help.
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that pc looks weird lol.
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply and heres the pics you asked for.

Hope they are good enough for you.
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply and heres the pics you asked for.

Hope they are good enough for you.



Yeah you can fit a powersupply in there. A standard 20 pin atx powersupply is what you need..
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817171007

This would be all that you needed. DO NOT get a really cheap powersupply for $15-$20 for example. They are made cheap and will burn out within 3 months tops.. You get what you pay for and on a powersupply you should not skimp on what you are getting. $34 is a really good deal and cheap for a good quality power supply like the link I posted above..
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What card is it you want to put in the system, ive actually got one of those with a 1600+.
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Ive got an XFX Geforce MX4000 PCI card 64mb DDR.

£8 from car boot sale yesterday and its boxed andstill sealed never used.

Why u ask?

Lee.

P.S. Thanks for the help about my PSU.

Lee.

Edited by LeeHamo, 01 May 2006 - 02:21 AM.

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Here's some PSUs that have very high user ratings; the prices are good, too:

400W LOGISYS Computer PS550ABK ATX12V

350W ROSEWILL RV350 ATX 350W Power Supply

430W COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RS-430-PMSR

450W ROSEWILL RV450 ATX12V 450W 2 FAN

430W Thermaltake TR2-430 W0070 ATX 2 FAN Check out the reviews for this puppy !

They should all do the trick.
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Here's some PSUs that have very high user ratings; the prices are good, too:

400W LOGISYS Computer PS550ABK ATX12V

350W ROSEWILL RV350 ATX 350W Power Supply

430W COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RS-430-PMSR

450W ROSEWILL RV450 ATX12V 450W 2 FAN

430W Thermaltake TR2-430 W0070 ATX 2 FAN Check out the reviews for this puppy !

They should all do the trick.



I suggested the same cooler master power supply a few posts up...

I would get either the cooler master or the thermaltake 430watt black psu. I almost posted the thermaltake black 430watt powersupply as well but I only posted the coolermaster.
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You should actually be fine without the new PSU for that card, i added a Fx5200 which uses more power than that card and i had a faster CPU that used more power as well, you should be allright.

If it was a new card then it would need more power but thats actually older than the onboard video in the machine, and youll dave the power from the onboard as well.

I think youll get away with it. 150Watts is low but its an old system and it doesnt use alot of power either.
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