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Hello
My Power Supply just went bang, i know why so it's ok.

I have/had a Bestec ATX-250-12E

I was wondering, can i change this for a different make, and Wattage, and not change settings on the computer, because all i want to do, is put the newly bought one in, and thats it.

I've managed to borrow a power supply so it's ok for now, but i can't keep it.

So if you have any suggestions =D
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As long as the power supply is compatible with both your case (meaning it can fit in the spot for the power supply) and motherboard (meaning it has all the connection plugs that you need to plug into your motherboard), you can use any power supply you want, no matter the make. As for wattage, that depends on what is in your system. Since the power supply you had that went bad was only 250W, I suggest you get at least a 400W power supply.

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Edited by Fenor, 06 May 2007 - 08:24 AM.

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Since the power supply you had that went bad was only 250W, I suggest you get at least a 400W power supply.


It wasn't down to the lack of wattage, it was because of me, i did something stupid.

I don't know what my motherboard is, so i can't find out what is compatible haha.

Is there a way to find out what make etc my motherboard is? because when i look on the motherboard i cant find any names etc on it

thanks
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Hi i found a program that tells me info and under motherboard it has:


Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID 02/18/2003-KT400-8235-L7VTMC-00
Motherboard Name ECS L7VTM

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus Type DEC Alpha EV6
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 167 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 333 MHz
Bandwidth 2665 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Type DDR SDRAM
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 167 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 333 MHz
Bandwidth 2665 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties
Bus Type VIA V-Link
Bus Width 8-bit
Real Clock 67 MHz (ODR)
Effective Clock 533 MHz
Bandwidth 533 MB/s

Motherboard Physical Info
CPU Sockets/Slots 1
Expansion Slots 3 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 CNR
RAM Slots 2 DIMM
Integrated Devices Audio
Form Factor Micro ATX
Motherboard Size 220 mm x 240 mm
Motherboard Chipset KT400

Motherboard Manufacturer
Company Name Elitegroup Computer Systems
Product Information http://www.ecs.com.t...p;function_id=1
BIOS Download http://www.ecs.com.t...p;function_id=1
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I found out that my motherboard is

ECS L7VTM

I even found it on websites.

I was wondering how do i find out what power supply is compatible with my motherboard?
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You need a power supply with a 20-pin power connector. As for what kind of power supply will fit into your computer case, I can't tell you because I can't physically see it. Is your computer a prebuilt (HP, Dell, Compaq, etc...) or did you build it yourself (or had a friend do it) from parts?

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Edited by Fenor, 06 May 2007 - 08:53 AM.

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i dont actually know if its prebuilt, i think it is, because of the way it is, but i bought it from some person that i dont know.

this link: http://www.motherboa...b/ecs/L7VTM.htm

this is my motherboard

My powersupply that i broke is: Bestec ATX-250-12E

Im assuming it is an ATX Standard power supply
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THIS ONE should fit into your case. It's cheap too, only $24.99 with prolly about $10 shipping. I wouldn't go lower then 400W because it's only about $3 cheaper to get a 350W power supply.

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*EDIT* -- While there are power supplies that are cheaper then this, it's not wise to get a cheap psu, because if the psu blows, it more then likely will take out the motherboard, processor and possibly anything else physically attached to the motherboard either in a PCI/AGP/PCIe slot or through a cable (hard drive, cd/dvd-rom drive, etc...).

Edited by Fenor, 06 May 2007 - 09:01 AM.

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thanks for that, im in the UK though,
what general things does my power supply need? because im going to look for one on ebay hehe

So am i right in thinking that it:
Needs to be 20-Pin
Needs to be ATX (Standard)

Thats all i can think of, am i right?
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Hello could you look at this please:

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...1QQcmdZViewItem

Would this be ok??

thanks
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Don't EVER buy something for a computer on eBay. You're just looking to get a headache. Now if you would have put in your information in your profile I would have known you were in the UK. :whistling:

Try THIS one.

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Edited by Fenor, 06 May 2007 - 09:10 AM.

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thank you very much

i will update my profile in a little while, thanks very much for your help
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