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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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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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Drives, especially SSDs, require every little power.   Why not use SATA power splitters, rather than replacing the power supplies. 

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I'm looking to upgrade my HP z230's power supply from the base 400w to something around 600w, doing research however I learned that HP's motherboard is not compatible with normal 24 pin inputs but with a 18 pin input as such I have not been able to find a power supply that fits my system, does anybody have a solution to my problem?

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I'm looking to upgrade my HP z230's power supply from the base 400w to something around 600w, doing research however I learned that HP's motherboard is not compatible with normal 24 pin inputs but with a 18 pin input as such I have not been able to find a power supply that fits my system, does anybody have a solution to my 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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hi, I am going to upgrade my graphic card to ATI 5770 so I need a new power supply which has power about 550--600 watt. But the most frustrating problem is that I failed to find a proper power supply with the correct dimension.
I have an HP pavilion e9300 which uses a very wired power supply tower-150mm(W) 86(H) 140(D). But so far all the PSUs I found is the standard size --150mm(W) 86(H) 150(D) which cannot fit in my setup.

So could any PC God give me some suggestion, please??
Is any PSU with the size of my tower or can I just simply install a bigger PSU which can still successfully power up the comptuer?

Thx in adance.
 

A:Power supply bigger than the tower - frustrated by HP PSU tower

If the power supply will physically fit your case, it should work fine with your computer. Will the extra 10mm interfere internally with anything inside the PC?
 

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The M700 comes with a 250W PSU.  No other options are offered.But there is an option to configure the M700 with a GeForce GT720 1GB card.Nvidia's product site says the GT720 requires a minimum 300W PSU.Why does Lenovo is configure a machine that doesn't meet the requirements given by the graphics card manufacturer? But more importantly - if I follow threads correctly, Lenovo PSUs are a bit of their own animal. Are there PSU part numbers for larger PSUs from other models that could be used to upgrade the 250W supply in the M700?.   (eg. the 650W supply available for the P500/510?) Tnx for any ideas/thoughts. 

A:M700 power supply - upgrading

 
From an update tread I'm working on.   Let me know if you have any Qs or comments.
 
Power supply or PSU: The Mini-Tower uses a standard ATX power supply, and the SFF a standard TFX power supply. A power connector adapter (ATX to Lenovo) is required for systems built 2012 and later. 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.) A good example for the mini-tower is the Corsair CX-M series.
 
 
 

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The M700 comes with a 250W PSU.  No other options are offered.
But there is an option to configure the M700 with a GeForce GT720 1GB card.
Nvidia's product site says the GT720 requires a minimum 300W PSU.
Why does Lenovo is configure a machine that doesn't meet the requirements given by the graphics card manufacturer?
 
But more importantly - if I follow threads correctly, Lenovo PSUs are a bit of their own animal.
 
Are there PSU part numbers for larger PSUs from other models that could be used to upgrade the 250W supply in the M700?.   (eg. the 650W supply available for the P500/510?)
 
Tnx for any ideas/thoughts.
 
 
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A:M700: upgrading graphics and power supply

 
From an update tread I'm working on.   Let me know if you have any Qs or comments.
 
Power supply or PSU: The Mini-Tower uses a standard ATX power supply, and the SFF a standard TFX power supply. A power connector adapter (ATX to Lenovo) is required for systems built 2012 and later. 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.) A good example for the mini-tower is the Corsair CX-M series.
 
 
 

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I have a Precision Tower 3620 recently acquired and I am installing a BARCO MXRT 7500 video board. This board need a 8 pins connector to the supply the operating voltages. 
The power supply does not have this connector and its capacity is only 290 watts. In order to supply the video board and increase the capacity and want to change by other power supply.
I want to know if DELL has a large power supply that include this 8 pins connector for use whit this 3620 tower? 

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I have recently bought a New tower( a super tower) a new power supply, 500 volt ATX 2.0. I have tried two motherboards and I can't even get to BIOS. Would this possibly be the CPU? Keep in mind that I tried the bare minimum took out everything except the video card and the power to the motherboard. Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated. Unfortunately I can't remember the exact type of motherboard, as I am away from home at the moment.
 

A:Solved: RE:New Tower, Power Supply

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i have searched the forum but have not been able to find anything that says it is ok to use a regular atx power supply in an optiplex 960 mini tower.  I have an 620 mini tower and it uses a regular atx but no info on the 960.  Anyone know if it is ok , or have to use dell only power supply

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Optiplex 960 MT power supply upgrades

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I have a Dell OptiPlex GX280 mini-tower (smallest one thereis), and the original 160W power supply died a few months ago without warning. I ordered a new power supply, but accidentally ordered the wrong size (210W for one of the larger towers). I used it in the meantime until I could get the proper size (although the 210W supply wouldn’t fit in the mini case – I left it out of the case and ran the wires through the power plug hole). The computer booted up just fine with this 210W power supply. I finally got around to ordering the 160W smaller correct size, but that power supply would not boot up the computer (just got an amber flashing light). Thinking it was just faulty, I sent it back and requested a replacement. The replacement did not work either. I ordered a third replacement, and the third did not work either! So now I am back to using the 210W power supply (No. HP-U2106F3) which does not fit in the computer housing. I know these Dell OptiPlex machines are notorious for having power supply and capacitor issues. But the question is, why will the computer power on using the 210W power supply? I contacted Dell and they were of no help whatsoever. The guy told me that 160W wasn’t enough to power my machine and to order a 210W power supply correctly sized for my chassis. Gee, thanks! First of all, they don’t make 210W that fit in the mini towers, and second of all, why did it used to work just fine??? Oh, and no I have not upgraded anything (i.e., video card, etc.) which... Read more

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i've been playing world of warcraft for about a month now and i have it on the lowest possible settings and at800x600 resolution and i'm still getting like 20 fps i want to up the settings on the game to good instead of low and have about atleast 30 fps in raids with 25 other players and when i'm alone questing have like 50 to 60
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model p6754y
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor, 3000 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 6.04, 9/7/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.75 GB
Available Physical Memory 893 MB
Total Virtual Memory 7.50 GB
Available Virtual Memory 3.95 GB
I have a radeon hd 4200
so i want to upgrade it to be able to play with atleast 30 fps but i want to spend as little as i can 170 max for both and the less i spend the better if anyone can help would be great
 

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Before i start i should probably mention that i did see the other power supply thread but thought it was gettin a bit full lol...... anyway, just a quick question....

I am hoping to order some new parts for my computer soon:

Abit KN8 Ultra
AMD Athlon 64 3200
128Mb Asus PCI-E 6600GT-TD

Do you think my current Generic 400+ Watt power supply will be able to handle these, i tried working it out but failed miserably.

Any help appriciated.
 

A:Upgrade Power Supply?

400W should be enough assuming you don't have a lot of other things plugged in, however if your PSU is a low quality one then it may be a problem.

What make/model is it? How many amps on the 12v rail?
 

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Im thinking of getting an antec earthwatts psu so i can get a better gpu. heres the psu i want to put in: Newegg.com - Antec earthwatts EA500 500W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

here is the computer that i want to put psu into: HP Pavilion a6110n PC (GG781AA) specifications - HP Home & Home Office Products

wat are your thoughs on this vista forums?

oh and will i get past post? i think so because this gives way more power than my current 250w one.

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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Hi!

Im planning to upgrade my power supply to one of 650 watts, what i need to know before to buy it?

i have windows vista 32 bit, processor Intel? Core™ 2 Duo E6320, motherboard INTEL DG965OT. also im planning to buy a video card ati 5770 single slot.

If you need more information tell me.

i dont want to make a mistake and buy something wrong.

Thank you.

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.
Newegg.com - 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
Newegg.com - Thermaltake TR2 TRX-650M 650W ATX 12V v2.3 &#47; EPS 12V v2.91 Modular Active PFC Power Supply $55 bucks after mail ins.

But basically paying over $75 before sales will give you a good psu.


Also remember, a quality psu can last multiple changes to your system

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My brother's graduation present is an uber computer. Here are the specs for it:

Components

* • Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
* • Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Quad processor Q9550 (2.83GHz)
* • 6GB DDR2-800MHz dual channel SDRAM (2x2048, 2x1024)
* • 1GB NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT, 2 DVI, HDMI adapter
* • Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n & Bluetooth(R )
* • FREE UPGRADE to 750GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive from 500GB
* • LightScribe 16X max. DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti drive
* • 16x max. DVD-ROM
* • 15-in-1 memory card reader, 2 USB, 1394, audio
* • Integrated 7.1 channel sound w/front audio ports
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The computer only comes with a 460w power supply, with no option to upgrade. Is this a problem? For a quad core, 1gb video card, and 6-8gb of ram, I would imagine he would want a bigger one, at least to be safe. What do you guys think?
 

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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hello all i have a emachines w3619 with a ecs 945gct-m3 mobo and was wanting a power supply upgrade.....my mobo is weird though because as you can see in the picture i have two spots for the extra 4-pin connector or so i think....anyways i was wanting to upgrade the psu for a new powerful graphics card so any advice to upgrade will be appriciated

A:[Q] power supply upgrade

I would get a download copy of the manual for this MB from the ECS website to verify what all the connections are used for. Plus some MFG computer cases do not always fit the standard replacement PSU's.

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So I've been thinking about upgrading my GPU from a GTX 760 2gb to a GTX 980 but I'm not sure if I have to buy a new Power Supply aswell. I'm using a 650W power supply.
My specs are: MSI motherboard(forgot the name), 8GB ram DDR3, SSD 200GB, HDD 1TB, DVD-RW, 2 120mm fans + the CPU fan , a core i5 4670k (3.40 ghz) and the gtx 760 itself.

Thanks
 

A:Should I upgrade my Power Supply?

Try this out; http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
 

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I just bought a new video card, geForce 8600gt dx10 card.. when i got home.. i realized i only have a 250w psu on my acer t180 (ast180-ud360a / amd athlon 3600 2x 64). the card requirements are at least a 350w psu, also says... 22amps on the 12volt rail requred.

Am i going to run into any problems by just heading out to the nearest electronics store and buying any ol' 400 to 500 watt psu?

Still wondering if i can run the card or not...as is.. or what would happen if i tried it.
 

A:Is it always ok to upgrade your power supply?

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Hi, i bought a new graphics card Gainward gt730 and it needs 300W and 20A on +12V line. My power supply is 365W but have 17A on +12V line. Can i upgrade power supply to this one Antec VP 500 500W? This power supply have 24A on +12V line. Sorry for my bad english but i am from Poland. Greetings

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I have an IBM Aptiva 2163-570, PII, 400MHz, 12GB, 256MB ram, ATX.

I want to add another 30GB HD (Maxtor on sale at Office Depot) but just noticed my power supply is only 95 watts. Other than the HD,the CDR and printer, I do not run anything else on this PC.

What do you think? Will 95 watts handle 2 HDs? If not, what should I buy?
 

A:Do I need to upgrade power supply?

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I installed a graphics card and had to upgrade my power supply. Unfortunately the power supply did not come with a power connector for the CD drive. Apparently the CD drive is a laptop drive. Anyone know where to get an adapter?

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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I would like to go with a 4 or 6 core cpu. Any idea what power supply will fit my machine?  I only have 240 w power supply...Thanks 

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@wanaseemike? 3. Power supply, 320W  508153-001 Your manual here. https://h20566.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=4024563&docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c0... REO 

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I have a Dell 5150 (purchased in 2005, so four years old) and the fan of my power supply is dead. My computer is running fine but obviously it is not safe to keep going without a fan. It came with a 305W power supply, very low-end as expected. I am therefore in the market for a new power supply but have heard some conflicting advice.

I did some research online and read from one source that it is perfectly safe to add, say, a 550W power supply even if you only started with 305W. The source stated that a power supply only uses what it needs to use, so putting in a higher wattage will not harm your computer, fry your motherboard, or overwork any devices. When I called Dell, who is not well-known for perfectly sound tech advice, I realize... they told me to order the exact same power supply the computer came with because that is what the computer was created to run with and that it would "fry my motherboard" if I tried to put a higher wattage power supply in there.

I also have a new video card, a NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT. It requires a minimum 350W power supply, which Dell now says I will not have because it's 'dangerous.'

Who is correct? Is it safe to upgrade your power supply in an older computer? Why or why not? I'd like a yes or no but also a bit of an explanation if anyone is willing.

Hopefully someone here can help clear things up for me. Thanks in advance.
 

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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My friend is trying to upgrade the power supply on his HP Media Center m7160n, I understand he'd be better off getting a new custom PC in the long run but for now he's just looking for a stop gap solution.

The problem is the specs for that PC lists two motherboards, one ASUS and one an HP motherboard and we have no idea what this means: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c00389438.

The power supply he's looking at only has one ATX motherboard connector: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Cooler+...68522&skuId=1511293&st=power supply&cp=1&lp=5

Does this mean the power supply will not work?
 

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Hello,
i have a 180W power and want to up it so i can get better graphic card. IS it hard to upgrade or should i take it to someone to do

A:need help upgrade power supply PC

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.
Use the data above to determine if a particular power supply would fit your case.
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
Some boards have 20 pin connectors others 24 pin
There is often a 4 pin plug required to power Intel CPUs
Molex D plugs for IDE HDD and CD/DVD drives
SATA power connections for latest HDDs and DVD drives.
Guide to changing PSU ... Read more

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I am trying to find a more powerful psu for my HP Pavilion 7955. THe original psu is only 200w and it loads down . I have added a second HDD , a nVidia 256mb video card and a seconf DVD writer/player. It is obvious that the psu is under powered because I can here it labor under laod and the video card response to adjustments is very slow. The psu is a certain physical spec and I am having a hard time finding anything that will fit into the case. Any suggestions?
I was considering running two 200w psu's but would rather have a 350 or 400 w psu instead.
Thanks.
 

A:Power Supply Upgrade

Can you post a few images of the current PSU and the label on it?
 

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 I need to upgrade the Power Supply to 400W. What is a compatible PS?

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My current power supply is 180W and i want to buy a new one with 500W+. Which one could i choose?

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i want to upgrade my graphics card - currently running a 300w (rofl) that came with the premade tower but want to throw in a 600w to push a strong card - is there any kind of risk to hurt the mb? thanx for any help oh and its a standard 20+4 pin

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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I have an HP Envy 750-129c and need to upgrade the power supply.  It currently has a 300watt and i need to got o a 600 or so to install a new video card. Current supply: # 759045-001 Is this a standard supply and if so what type of PSU will fit?

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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i purchased a
HIS Hightech H130HMF128E1N Radeon X1300 512MB HyperMemory with 128MB Onboard 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x1 for my dell e310 i was wondering if i sould upgrade the power supply to support this card i currently have 230 watts
 

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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Hey my name is jim, I recently purchased a video card and I need to upgrade my PSU. I am looking to get a 600-700W supply. I need to know what my pc can accept. here are my specs.


Operating System System Model
Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 (build 6001)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States) Gateway W3653a C00
System Serial Number: GCJ87C0004423
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
1.60 gigahertz Intel Celeron
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded Board: ELITEGROUP 945GCT-M3 3.1
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: 945GCT-M3 V1.12E 05/09/2008
Drives Memory Modules c,d
320.07 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
65.16 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-H653B ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]

Generic USB CF Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
Generic USB MS Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
Generic USB SD Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
Generic USB SM Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
WDC WD3200AAJS-22B4A0 [Hard drive] (320.07 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WMAT13661549, rev 01.03A01, SMART Status: Healthy 1016 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'A0' has 512 MB
Slot 'A1' is Empty
Slot 'A2' has 512 MB
Slot 'A3' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 308.47 GB 59.59 GB free
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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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I have a Dell and there was a 250 W power supply. I bought a 350 W not a DEll It works fine as long as I don't screw it into place. Once I screw it into plade it seems like it shortens out. I took it back and got another one same thing happens. What Dell just takes Dell Power supply's. Dells didn't have a off and on switch on the power supply This one does. Would that make a difference? The switch isn't in the open it behind the sheet metel. there no opening for the switch.

Thanks
 

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I recently bought a HP 7760n, model # RK570AA and I want to upgrade the power supply in the system to atleast a 550w ATX form factor unit with a power connection for PCI express graphics. I have seached the net and can't seem to find anything. I called the manufacturer and of course they will not give me any recomendations except using one of there units which a 450w is the highest they all offer and the price is through the roof as well.
Any suggestions on what would work with my system?
 

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Hi everyone.

My original problem, i am sure is my power supply. However i would love a second opinion.

I have just upgraded to the cross hair V main board. My computer has been restarting randomly during intensive game play. it didn't do this before my upgrade. my PSU is 500w but ridiculously cheap.

Would you say it's the problem?

Secondly as i have said above i currently have a 500w PSU. I am thinking of upgrading to the antec High Current Gamer 750 watt.

I have filled in the system specs. do you think it will run my computer perfectly. also i will be getting 16GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM and an ATI 6970 will the antec PSU be enough?


I have done researchantec PSU seem's good but - recommended PSU for gpu is 750 and i think my mainboard is 600 so i arn't sure if i'm meant to add them up or just go for the 750.

Thank you all
I have tried multiple PSU calculators and found them to be shockingly awful

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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I've got an older Gateway E4100 with an Intel D865GLC mobo and I've just upgraded my video card from a GeForce 5200FX to a 7800GS. The new card requires a power supply of at least 400W and my current PSU is only 250W. I plan on upgrading it but I cant find any information on what type it is. I'm assuming it's an ATX, but it doesn't say anywhere on the unit or on any of the system spec programs I've ran. If anyone with more experience can guide me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it very much. Also, it's 6x5.5in, so is that just a standard PSU size? Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Power supply upgrade.

Your motherboard is a mini ATX board. An ATX power supply will run it. However, it uses the older 20 pin power connector instead of the more recent 24 pin power connector. Just make sure the power supply you purchase is able to fit both 20 and 24 pin boards. You can also buy an adapter cable to adapt 20 to 24 pin, and 24 pin to 20 pin. I have seen some of the reliable experts on here recommending that you don't use the 20 to 24 pin adapters. I believe you might be safe adapting it from 24 to 20 pins though, but I will let someone with more expertise than me comment on that. I would buy a 24 pin power supply and adapt it for your board. That way, you have the newer technology. The power supply you buy should be the highest quality component in your machine. That is one thing you do not want to buy cheap. Good luck.

Jim
 

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I'm upgrading my PC & wondering if my current Corsair VX550 PSU is good enough. I've had it for approx. 4-5 years.
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8GB DDR4 Ram
ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming Mobo
NVIDIA 970GTX 4GB
3 x SSD (500gb, 120gb & 60gb)
500gb HD
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A:Power Supply question for upgrade

No such processor as the i6. It can be i3, i5 or i7

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Hello everyone! new to boards,just wondering if anyone has any advice on a good
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i have a Compaq Presario SR1630NX Desktop PC and i want to put in graphic card but i requires me to upgrade my power supply i currently have this model running my power an ATX-300-12Z Rev:.BD 300W would a 550W 3X SATA PS for BESTEC ATX-300-12Z PSU Rev.: BC fit in good and be safe on my system?

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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I am wondering if there is a guide on how to replace or upgrade your power supply. Thank you











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A:How to upgrade a power supply in the Envy 700-410

HP does not have a guide but searching google had a few hits  https://startpage.com/do/search?query=replace+power+supply+envy+700&cat=web&pl=chrome&language=english

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I have a z440 workstation with the following configuration: Z440/ZC2.8/256K/16Bb/310AA/kpA US  CONFIGURED UNITHP Z440 525W 85Percent Efficient Chassis  CHASSISWin 10 Pro 64 Downgrade Win 7 64 US  O/S16GB DDR4-2133 (2x8GB) RegRAM  MEMORY x 4NVIDIA NVS 310 1GB 1st GFX  VIDEO GRAPHICS256GB SATA Solid State Drive x 2500GB SATA WD BLACK x 39.5mm Slim SuperMulti DVDRW 1st ODD  OPTICAL STORAGE DEVIIntel Ethernet I210-T1 PCIe NIC  LANHP Processor Air Cooling Kit  TECHNICAL AVIntel Xeon E5-1603v3 2.8 10M 1866 4C CPU  PROCESSORThe current power supply configuration:1 mini-sata power -> 9.5mm Slim SuperMulti DVDRW 1st ODD  OPTICAL STORAGE DEVI2 sata power -> 256GB SATA Solid State Drive x 21 molex -> molex to 2 sata power converter -> 500GB SATA WD BLACK x 2 With this power supply only giving the three connectors used above, I cannot attach the third WD Black drive for a RAID 5 configuration. I have researched HP's site/the web for information on the specs of the 525 W PS vs the 700 W PS but cannot find anything regarding if the 700 W provides additional connectors. Does anyone know where the specs for the 525W and 700W power supplies can be found? Thanks

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Hi 
I have a H50-55 and I am looking to upgrade my power supply. 
Which power supply did you purchase?
Do you know if it fits the H50-55?
Is the old power supply easy to replace?
Thank you 
Marii
 
 
Moderator comment: New post created. Subject edited. Was: Re: Replacing my H50-50 AMD A10 7800 CPU with fx 8350 - will it work?

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I have seen another post about this but it had no resolution - it also dealth with someone trying to make an incompatible power supply work with the desktop. Rather than do that, I am looking for a COMPATIBLE upgrade to the power supply in this unit (ideacenter 700-25ish). It uses a proprietary 10+4 pin motherboard connection, meaning it is not standard. If someone can direct me where to purchase a higher wattage powersupply that is compatible, I'd appreciate it.

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A:Mobo upgrade (Power supply)

welcome to T.S.G samcat.

go to the mobo manufacturers site or do a search for reviews of that board and see if you can get any info on recomended psu`s
 

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Hello

OK I want to upgrade my graphics, most games I'm trying to play pass the min req's but fail the recomended, due to my graphics card (I don't have one!....ah) I do hane NVidia 6150 onbaord has been fine up till now but I want to play more games, and it don't cut the cheez. aside from a possible near future upgrade of memory and procesor, my sites are first set on my graphics card.........
A complete newby to this sort of thing me, been tampering with software for a few years now, but hardware is something you get when you buy a computor. BUT NOT ANYMORE!!

so after trawling the forums and the online shops, opened up my comp five times (whew it's dusty in there), finallly tracked down my PCI-E 16x, found a a few cards look like they could be compatible, want something good but not to fancy, pixel shader....check, ant aliasing (wtf is that?)...check anyway the games like it. atleast 512MB...check.

WOOHOO!!!! PNY GeForce 8800 GT nice not to expensive (just under £100)
not to fancy, but better than I have.

OK it can't work surely, whats the min system requirements.

processer , fine
interface , fine I think
Ram , ok
hard disc, DVD, VGA ok
400W system power supply.....hmm hold on....side off again....hmmm....oh crap!!
My Compaq Presario SR2019UK only has 300Wmax or so it would appear.

so before I upgrade to this card I need a new power supply.

but I need some help

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A:Solved: Power Supply Upgrade

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Hello. I've tried looking for this info but couldn't find it anywhere.

I am about to upgrade to this:

Athlon XP 1800
Asus Mobo
256MB 2100 DDR

I already have this, which I'm keeping in the system:

20GB WD HD
40GB 7200rpm WD HD
GeForce 3 AGP Ti200 card
CL SoundBlaster Live XG
CL DVDROM
TDK 32x CDR
Some network card
ALOT of fans

My question is this:

I have a pretty good 300w PS which seems to have been trouble free for the year or so I have used it. Do I need a larger power supply and if so, what are some recommendations? I am trying to spend as little as possible since I am on a tight budget, but I do want brand name stuff.

THANKS for any info anybody can provide!!
 

A:About to upgrade and have Power Supply question

hey Max77Rave,
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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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ANTEC SLK2650-BQE tower
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A:Power supply upgrade DRAMA!!!

if the hard drive is from the Dell it sint going to boot up and run on a different motherboard and CPU. you are going to have to do a format and reinstall windows. and your DELL XP disk isnt going to install on a non dell machine.
 

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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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I have an older eMachines Desktop PC model EL1360G which has a 200 watt power supply.
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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 few weeks ago, I received my HPE-590t (i7 six core extreme edition).  I added memory, a USB card, and wanted to upgrade the psu.  The 460W factory installed psu is a little weak for my tastes, especially if I want to upgrade to a better video card in the future.  Right now I have the NVIDIA GT440 that I bought with the PC.  The PC has the Pegatron IPMTB-TK (Truckee) motherboard.http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01901210I purchased a Corsair AX850 (850W) and connected it up.  The PC would not boot.  Internal fans spun, the lights came on, but the monitor never registered an incoming signal.  Then the PC shut down.  I tried a second Corsair AX850 - same issue.  I tried a Thermaltake 850W Black Widow, same issue.  In all three cases, the set date and time on the PC was reset from current to 01-01-2002.  In each case, when I reconnected the factory supplied 460W psu, the PC worked perfectly.Corsair tech support told me that he supplies likely didn't work because the board was not compliant with the psu.  The board had to be ATX v2.1 or v2.3, so they told me.  Corsair said some HP PC's have "quirky" proprietary boards and supplies, and don't work with all of their psus.Before I knew about this forum, I contacted HP tech support.  The first contact was via web chat.  The second session was a phone call.First Session (web chat): Was told PC would work with any 24-pin ATX.  Told Corsair story. ... Read more

A:HPE-590t power supply upgrade issues

Did your 590t come with the pocket media drive bay?

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any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated...thanks.

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Model COMPAQ PRESARIO 6024US
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Standard Features
Dimensions & Weights
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Processor Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor - 1800 MHz (1.8GHz)
System Bus 400 MHz System Bus
Cache 12K micro-op trace cache
8KB L1 Advanced Transfer Cache
256KB L2 Advanced Transfer Cache
System Memory 512MB 266MHz DDR DRAM
2 Total DIMM Slots Upgradeable to 1.0GB (DDR DRAM DIMM required)
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Optical Drive(s) 16X DVD-ROM Drive
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A:power supply and graphics card upgrade

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A:Inspiron 537 Power Supply Upgrade Path

 RIKUWAYFINDER
The Inspiron 545 Mini Tower can use most generic ATX power supply units, with either a 24-pin or 20+4-pin main motherboard power connector, with or without the on/off switch.
Similar to the following:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1N849Y4577
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139147
You should be able to buy a compatible power supply from either a local or online computer store.Note: You require a power supply with four SATA power connectors.Bev.

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The PCV-RS720G destop PC came with a proprietary 295W power Supply by Delta Electronics. Delta Electronics say they dont have a 400W power supply for my PCV-RS720G. Sony say the 295W Power Supply is the only one they have available for the PCV-RS720G. Some TechSpot Members have mentioned upgrading their PCV-RS720G to a 400W Power Supply. Anyone know where I can get a 400W power supply that fits in the Sony PCV-RS720G or one that can be made to fit?
 

A:Upgrade Sony PCV-RS720G Power Supply

Measure the existing power supply in length, width, and height in millimeters, then buy another the same size of 400 watts.
Delta is a pretty crummy power supply, so you should be able to get a better one by FSP group, Seasonic, Antec, or whatever.
There is a good "stickie" on this forum that discusses all the good and bad power supplies. You might want to give that a read. It is not complete, but it is mostly a very good list of problems and what works.
 

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Hey all,

I want to upgrade my power supply to a 550/600 Watt one, as I want to upgrade to a 640mb nVidia 8800 GTS and I don't think a 450 watt PSU would do it justice with a Core 2 Duo E6600, 2GB Corsair Extreme DDR800 Ram etc, 250gb Sata 2.0 etc..

I was just wondering if there is anything I need to know? If I buy a 550/600 Watt power supply, will I need to buy a new case too? Or will it fit my current case (Currently has a 450 Watt PSU, Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 Motherboard)

Any help is appreciated,

Thanx all
 

A:Power Supply and Case Upgrade Questions

Measure the size of your current power supply, and look for which plugs and sockets your motherboard requires.
The better quality new power supplies come with everything you need.
Avoid "cheap" power supplies, but there are hundreds that will work fine... FSP, Antec, Color Master, CoolMax, Thermaltake, Apevia, Sparkle, PC Power and Cooling (the best, in my opinion), Raidmax, XCLIO, and most of the ones sold on the more popular websites are going to do the job. I avoid OCZ, and Corsair, Delta, Powerman.... You will find that most power supplies are made by just a few manufacturers in China and Korea. Save your receipt, as even big name, expensive power supplies can suddenly fail.
 

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Hello , I have a lenovo h50-50 90b6 and wanted to know the type of my power supply ( ATX or micro ATX ) and if I could change the current of 280w a 500w.
 
Also wanted to know if my motherboard has PCI Express 3.0 graphics card to change , now I have a GTX 745 2GB and I would like to replace it with a gtx 950
 
I have everything factory.
 
I'm sorry for my English.
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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Thanks for any help I can get.

If it helps, I do watch movies on it, edit/record video, edit photos, etc. I also sometimes record audio. Do you want me to post any specs? I can also post pics of the inside of the PC if it'll help.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
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Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8151 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 315, 512 Mb [no longer works well with my games]
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My Current Power supply is a 180 watt unit. I really need to bring the power up to a minimum of 400 Watts. Any suggestions that will fit my case? I have upgraded the Video card to 256MB ATI and I have dual dvd burners and 2 hard drives. one is the standard and I added a 300 Gig secondary. I am afraid with all of the additions, I will burn up the Power Supply.
Thanks for any help you can give.
 

A:Upgrade Power Supply on Sony PCV-RS410

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

Regards
 

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Product number: BL289US
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A:Solved: power supply upgrade question

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

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

If you post your complete pc specs, I can help you more...

Note that increasing video RAM will not boost graphics performance, since this is a integrated GPU.

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A:Upgrade power supply for hp elite 8200 cmt

It would seem that you are not alone.  Take a look at THIS thread for a possible solution.  The FSP SLI and CrossFire Upgrade 450 Watt ATX Power Supply BOOSTER X5 seems to be out of production, however.

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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.

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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

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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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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: www.amazon.com/.../ref=sr_1_1
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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This is my model:

Gateway 825GM - ( http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/4364/4364cl2.shtml )
P4 3.4Ghz ( 550 Chip )
2GB Ram
250 SATA 7200RPM HD
D915GSN: BTX Form Factor Motherboard
16X DVD-ROM
16X DVD+RW Dual Layer
Integrated Sound
Integrated 10/100/1000 NIC
7 USB 2.0 Ports ( 4 used )
1 IEEE1394 Port
ATI Radeon X300 SE ( PCI Express 16 ) 128MB Video < ---------
300 Watt Power Supply <--------

My question is about the two arrows above.

I want to upgrade to either an ATI X700 Pro or a nVidia 6600GT Video card as the ATI X300SE is the most basic PCIE card there is and acts like it. After a bunch of research i've pretty much figured out that my 300watt is not going to cut it. I bought a 500watt 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 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 $225 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, GTA3, GTA Vice-City and soon GTA San Andreas ).
 

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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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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I currently own the Sony Vaio (Profile ) with an extra hard drive added to it. I was looking to upgrade my video card to the ATI Radeon 9800Pro which will give good gaming capabilities in addition to supporting dual displays. The ATI recommends a power supply of at least 300W. The desktop came standard with a power supply of 295W max output. I've questioned some people about the ability for this card to run on a power supply of only 295W and was actually given advice by one to upgrade my power supply before using this (or any other of equal quality) video card.

Would anyone here recommend the same thing? Is 295 just too little power for a computer running 2 optical drives, 2 hard drives, and this type of video output? If so, does anyone have experience with Sony's power supplies? Are they pretty much standard or would I need to order one direct from Sony?

Any help anyone can provide is greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.
 

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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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I'm usually able to fix my thing myself but this problem is really odd. I upgraded my Power Supply from 360W to a 400W then when I booted my Graphic Card worked only partially....

The screen works, Windows works, everything 2d works it seems. When I head to DXDIAG, I see that DirectDraw and AGP Texture Acceleration is N/A, and the Total Memory of the graphic card is also N/A.

Any games I fire up just crashes.

Anyone has any idea what could be the cause?

Thanks!

System Specs:

Motherboard: Asus P4T533-C
CPU: P4-1.8Ghz
Video Card: MSI GeForce Ti4400
PSU: Sparkle ATX-400PN

 

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Not a question, just an informational post. Recently bought a Dell Studio XPS 8000 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 350W supply just seemed a bit puny so I swapped in a Corsair TX750W supply. It works fine.

I know that's overkill but Fry's had it on sale for $79.00, 30 bucks cheaper than the 650 I was going to buy.

Issues:
The stock power supply is 140mm deep, this one is 160mm deep. Made for a tight fit but nothing had to be forced. Don't go larger than that though.
The Corsair has (4) 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 cable. Sweet. Leaves an extra cable to stash.
There are eight old style 4-pin connectors on two cables, so two more cables to stash.
The 8-pin EPS connector splits in two so it works for the 4-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).
 

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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First the Computer Hardware Info:
Power Supply:
550W Logisys PSU (The reliable black variation)

Motherboard:
ASUS M4A88T-M LE

Processor:
AMD Athlon II X2 270 ( Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core)

Memory:
Crucial 2GB PC3-8500 DIMM DDR3 Memory Module (x2)

Hard Drives:
Western Digital 500GB EIDE Internal Hard Drive 7200 RPM 8 MB Cache
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache
Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5
2 On-board USB slots used (1 for mouse, 1 for external powered USB 4 way hub)
6-pin keyboard attached.
On-board internet active.
2 Cooler Master 80mm Dual Ball Bearing Case Fans
1 Vantec SP-FC70-BL Spectrum System Fan Card
3 Thermaltake Thunderblade 120 mm 4 Led Case Fan
1 80mm CPU FAN

I have a ZOTAC GeForce 9800 GT Eco 512MB and was thinking of upgrading the card and placing this 9800 eco card in another lesser used computer.
Specifications:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6076993&CatId=3670

The card I was planning on going to:
Galaxy GeForce GTS 250 1GB
Specifications:
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=25SGF6HX1RUV

I know the card is a few years old; nevertheless it seems like the best option for me. I am only going to get 256-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 $50 give or take $10.

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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... Read more

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Hello,

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: http://www.biostar-usa.com/ideqdetails.asp?model=ideq+200v
(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!

Mark
 

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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Hi Everyone,
I apologise if this has been asked previously, but i wasn't 100% clear in the other answers to this,
I have a Dell Inspiron 3847 desktop (not slim), purchased in Jan 2015. It has an intel core i5 4460 cpu and an INVIDIA Geforce GT 705 graphic card, 16gig DDR3 ram,
It has always run very quite, but just recently (within the last couple of weeks) i have noticed it making more sound then normal, it's soft but a constant high pitched sound which appears to be coming from the stock 300w psu,
If i wanted to change the psu, what make and model would be compatable?, sorry, but i am not really savy with voltages and figures etc, that is why i have asked purely for a make and model number that has been used in this model before, and would work,
From what i have read on this forum, a few people seem to have had issues with the stock psu after a period of time. Any recommendations would be greatfully appreciated, especially from users of the Inspiron that have upgraded their psu,

Thanks Again,
Mr Anthony

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I recently purchased a refurbished Optiplex 7010 MT. Core i7 3.40GHz 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD, DVDRW, 7P Minor side issue: I have already ordered the memory to upgrade it to 32GB RAM based on the advice of the store that sold it to me and Crucial.  Unfortunately, if I read the dell-optiplex-7010-manual-en.pdf right.  It can take 8gb RAM but only two of them for a total of 16gb.   Is it possible to utilize all four 8gb DIMM?   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.    I'm thrifty but not stingy ... if I can get a racehorse for a bit more then I will.
The video card that I'm thinking about buying is the GEForce GT 640 recommended by Dell. Is there a specific version since the specifications also say "(OHGA3/M209N)"? I would prefer to be able to use a card with more memory but still PCIe 3.0 which appears to be much faster than the PCIe 2.0. If there is a better card out there, please let me know.
The power supply is standard. Since this is April 2016, the Dell recommended Corsair 650TX appears to be hard to get at best, Is there another power supply that would work?
Thank you for your help. Much appreciated!
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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?

From http://www.manualslib.com/manual/232986/Acer-Veriton-M275.html?page=78#manual

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
 

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