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How do I check the specs of my power supply?

Q: How do I check the specs of my power supply?

I probably need to replace my power supply in my computer with a more powerful unit. How do I find out the output of my current ps?? Are they difficult to replace yourself or should a pro do it?? Also whats involved in replacing the cooling fan yourself? Im upgrading my pc to play games. Flightsims, etc and I have been told I will need to more than likely upgrade these things when I get a better graphics card. I have a dell E310 pentium 4, xp, I gb ram. Any help would really be appreciated!


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A: How do I check the specs of my power supply?

If your Dell computer was manufactured after August 1998, it may require the use of a proprietary Dell power supply. Although the Dell power supply looks like a standard ATX, it is a non-standard PSU that cannot be replaced with a standard power supply alone. Because of this design difference your Dell Power Supply may need a Dell to ATX power supply converter in order to be replaced with any standard ATX Quiet Power Supplies.

Pentium 4 Dell Models that do not require a power supply adapter:
Dell Dimension 4300, 4400, 4700, 8200, 8300, OptiPlex GX 400

Pentium 4 Dell Models that are not compatible with this power supply adapter:
Dell Dimension 8100
open the case from the side
Remove 4 screws on the back of the power supply
Unplug everything from the power supply

Reverse the process your done. No real big deal. just make sure you know the power supply you purchase will work with a dell or the adapter you but with the power supply will work as well.

How do I find out the output of my current ps??
Look at the lable on the power supply it will tell you.

Also whats involved in replacing the cooling fan yourself?
Depends on what fan you are speaking of? the case fan? not much just remove it and replace. if your speaking of the cpu? a little more in depth, the stock heatsink+fan usally work and no reason to change unless overclocking.
What is your current graphics card? what are you planning upgrading to? pls list the computer model here so somebody can assure you what you plan on getting will work.

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Hi, I was just wondering if there is any way to see my current power supplies specs. If there is may you please offer me some advice. Thanks

A:Looking at my power supply specs

Armless said:

Hi, I was just wondering if there is any way to see my current power supplies specs. If there is may you please offer me some advice. ThanksClick to expand...

You will have to open the case. There is generally a sticker on the side of the psu with the ratings on it.

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I have AMD sempron 3100+ processer, Socket 754
NF8-v nForce3 250gb Socket 75 DDR400 motherboard with sound, sata, raid & gigabit lan
ATI Radeon XT 9600 256mb video card with DVI & TV-Out
1GB pc3200 DDR400 Ram Dual Channel (2x512mb, 400mhz, cl2.5 with heat spreaders)

(Although one of the sticks was bad so I had to get another stick,may not be exactly the same)

Western digital WD1600jb 160gb 7200rpm ata100 hard-drive with 8mb cache
16x DVD writer, black 6x dual layer DVD+r/-r, 16xDVD-r/+r DVD
current (third) dead power supply:
Pentium IV ATX Switching power supply
model: 400W P4

AC input 221/110vac 50/60hz 2/4a
fuse pating:F 5a 250VAC
DC +3.3v +5v +12v -5v -12v +5VSB
Output 14A 20A 10A 0.5A 0.5A 2A
MAX 400W

I have now gone through three power supplies with this computer.
Two when I plugged the cord into the power point first, then the computer, or just unplugged it from the back & plugged it back in ( I didn't realise this could kill one), the other when (according to my mother, she turned the computer on, then she tried to turn the monitor on but it wouldnt come on so she turned the computer off and on, then it just died)

But on my dell computer, I can plug it into the power point first then the back of my computer and it doesn't kill it. Does dell have surge protectors or something on their power suppliess? Because if they do when I go shopping for one I want that. Can someone shed some light on this? + what watt psu do you think would be ... Read more

A:new power supply / PC specs

Well, 400 watts should be plenty, but you also need to consider the amps as well. If I am reading your psu specs correctly, you only had 10a on the 12v line. While your computer isn't a screamer, 10 amps is pretty low. If you live in the USA you can get a decent 350w FSP power supply from Newegg.com for about $35. It will have more than enough power for your rig.


Also, you should always protect your equipment with a surge protector! You may want to check the outlet you have been pluging into and make sure that it is operating correctly.

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I am piecing together a computer system, and racked up a few questions about power supplies. You may have seen my thread about memory voltages, but it made sense to me to separate the topics, so here's another thread. While looking at some different psu's, I discovered that some have two or even more 12v "rails." Am I using that term right? I guess my first question is why are there 3.3v, 5v, and 12v ratings? Which one does what? How does the psu decide how to distribute components across multiple 12v lines?

I looked at some pictures of psu labels, and the ratings given are generally:
(1) amperage for each individual 3.3v, 5v, and 12v line, some positives and negatives, and +5Vsb, whatever that is
(2) occasionally the amperage of all 12v lines combined (which isn't a sum of the individual lines [why not?])
(3) power rating in watts for 3.3v and 5v combined
(4) power rating for all 12v combined
(5) power rating for all others combined (negatives and 5Vsb, again, whatever that is)
(6) and power rating for everything combined

Basically, like memory voltages, I want to have a thorough understanding of power supplies. How do I know if a given power supply will handle a certain set of components I want to use. Is there a mathematical way of figuring this? What about SLI? I read a very vague description of power supply requirements for this at nVidia's SLI Zone. Here's perhaps the most useful bit they had for me there:

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A:power supply specs

bump. is that allowed?

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How do i know what size power supply (watts) i am using, how do i bring that up on my pc? And do i remove the old one and put in a new one, i need easy instructions - thanks . . .

A:Power Supply Specs

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Im thinking of upgrading my video card maybe an nvidia 9800 maybe you could give me some recommendations anyway how do I find my power supply specs so I can know it has enough power for the new video card my system model # is GM5483E and its a gateway

A:my power supply specs

You would need to open the case and look for
a label on the power supply.

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explain what it means? in laymens terms....sorta...lol

A:what do these power supply specs mean? active PFC?

Power Factor Correction (PFC) allows power distribution to operate at its maximum efficiency. There are two types of PFC, Active PFC and Passive PFC. All of our power supplies are either Active PFC Power Supplies or Passive PFC Power Supplies.

Active PFC:
The preferable type of PFC is Active Power Factor Correction (Active PFC) since it provides more efficient power frequency. Because Active PFC uses a circuit to correct power factor, Active PFC is able to generate a theoretical power factor of over 95%. Active Power Factor Correction also markedly diminishes total harmonics, automatically corrects for AC input voltage, and is capable of a full range of input voltage. Since Active PFC is the more complex method of Power Factor Correction, it is more expensive to produce an Active PFC power supply.

Passive PFC:
The most common type of PFC is Passive Power Factor Correction (Passive PFC). Passive PFC uses a capacitive filter at the AC input to correct poor power factor. Passive PFC may be affected when environmental vibration occurs. Passive PFC requries that the AC input voltage be set manually. Passive PFC also does not use the full energy potential of the AC line.

Non-PFC power supplies are no longer recommended. In fact, in Europe, power supplies are now required to have either active power factor correction or passive power factor correction.
PS: Your sig is a bit huge.

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I tried to find my power supply specs in the control panel but couldn't find anything. Also tried the device manager but nothing there as well.

Anyone knows?

A:Where can I find my power supply specs on Windows 7?

It is listed on the PSU itself, not in Windows7

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where can I find specs on the "Z2 Mini G3 Performance 200W Power Supply" - specifically what voltage does it generate for the computer? Most computers are 19VDC these days, but this is not something I want to guess on. Thanks!

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I have a wrt54gx2 router and no AC adapter. If someone has this router, could you look at the specifications listed on the AC adapter? By the way, it is also marked SRX200.

I need Voltage out, amperage out and whether center positive or center negative.

I can't find anything on the 'net about this.

A:Solved: Need power supply specs on this Linksys router.

Looks like this has the info you need.
Ebay link

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Is there any program that i can run and check my PS usage?

I have Sea sonic 700w 80plus and i will like to know if its capable to handle my hardware and how much is in use right now.

For now i have in my desktop:3 hard disks,1 dvd writer,4 dimms of ram,
1 ati radeon 3870x2,3 thermaltake smart case fan ll and 1 arctik cooling fan.

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Hi Panais,

No software that I know of, you can use a multimeter to check voltages on the various lines and thus work out current draw on the PSU and thus the power.

The easiest way is to add together the power "wattage" rating of each of your components (info should be available in documentation or on manufacturer's web site) a total of all the ratings at their highest load figure should give a worst case figure which should be less than your rated peak PSU output. The total of the "normal " Load figures of all the components that are working at the same time should be less than your continuous rating for the PSU.

This is of course an exercise based on quoted figures each component is different and also may vary over time.

Is this a general question or do you have reason to think the unit may not be upto the task?

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I have an older computer that was acting up and completely shutting down every 20 minutes, and now it rarely will start at all. I was wondering the best way to check to see if the power supply is burned out, or if there is another possible issue. I have a voltameter for testing electrical stuff, but want to make sure that I don't do something really dumb!! Thanks for the help!

A:How to check a power supply

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Is there a way to check a power supply besides plugging it in to your motherboard?
I cant tell if mine is dead or not, its a new case.

300w antec aria, 20pin (1 pin is missing a -5v connector, but Antec said its supposed to be this way). I plug it in and hear a little noise of power thats hard to explain.

The lights flickered on for a second one time, but i dont know why it doesnt like me
You cant plug in the Power connecter to the mobo wrong, its a 24pin on mobo but
20 pin fits fine, im doing it with other cases too.

Any idea?

A:Check a dead power supply?

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I turned my emachine T2825 desktop off to move it. I plugged it back in and tried to turn it on but now it does not boot up, nothing on the screen. The blue indicating light around the power switch does not come on but the hard drive amber light is on and the processor fan is on all the time. I have been reading several threads with simliar problems on this PC and it sounds like the motherboard went bad and it is possible the power supply caused it to go bad. I have check my voltages and I get the 12 and 5 vdc at all my plugs. I have replaced the power supply with another 250w P.S. but it still won't boot up with the same results as before. Before I invest in another mother board I would like to make sure the power supply is bad or not. Is there a check for this? Also do these syptoms indicate a bad motherboard?


A:How do I check power supply on an emachine T2825

I would have to agree that it sounds like a bad motherboard...make sure that everything else is SEATED correctly, especially the video card.

You can get a 15 dollar tester from a computer store that allows you to test the P-Supply...Otherwise, you might google on home ways to test it.

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I just got a new power supply today and I want to know if it will work with pci express cards.

A:How do I check to see if my power supply is pci express compliant?

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I have a W540, which currently uses a 170W power supply (20V 8.5A) I also just recieved a docking station for a P50 which has a 230W power supply showing 20V 11.5A. The connectors look the same, but I'm hesitant to try the 230W power supply in the W540. Should this be ok to use the 230W power supply with the W540?


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A:Power Supply Question - Can I use the 230W power supply with a W540?

230 watts is the maximum power supply, it only supplies the power needed by the computer. I sold my W540, so i can't test this for you. But i do the use the ThinkPad X1 Carbon with the 230 watts power adapter without any problem.

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I have 2 failed Z800 power supplies (1150 watt version). After some internet research I am led to believe this is a common problem and related to the PS capacitors. Since I do not know how to do this capacitor replacement (yet). I thought I would buy a new PS. However, I do not want to buy a Z800 PS since it seems to me to be a defective design. Can anyone chime in and tell me if the new z840 1125 watt PS will work with my older z800? I have called HP support and spoken with the correct support people on this and they were not able to confirm if the Z840 PS will work (fit) on the z800. The closest confirmantion I recieved was that if it fits then it should work. Instructions to fix the capacitors:http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Z800-power-on-issue... Same issue I am facing:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f563JGeoxaw On a side note, can anyone recommend a good service tech to make such capacitor repares in Southern California or insrtuctions on how to make this repair (with pictures). Thanks    

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I have a DellHP-145SNF Power supply.
These wire's are coming from the Voltage regulator/control PCB inside the P/S.
There are 6 wires involved.
Here are 3 questions that I have,
1 - What is the Orange - "Power Good" looking for?
2 - What is the Brown wire for.
3 - What is the Purple - "+5VSB (Standby)" used for.

The Gray is Power ON when hooked to ground.
Black goes to ground.
Blue/White goes to -12V.


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Here are my newest specs for a pc please tell me what you think. Will it all fit together ok?
Graphics Card Gigabyte GV-N66TOC-2GD £242.29 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GV...CMTS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1363634691&sr=8-1
Processor i5 3570k CPU £171.97 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Gener...1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1363116398&sr=1-1
MotherBoard Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H £80.19 http://www.ebuyer.com/351598-gigaby...mi-8-channel-audio-atx-motherboard-ga-z77-d3h
Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 £27.99 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Mast...1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1361708727&sr=1-1
SSD Kingston Technology 2.5 £149.99 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingston-Te...1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1363536075&sr=1-3
RAM Corsair Vengeance 8GB £51.60 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CML...1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1363204361&sr=1-1
Power Supply Corsair TX 750W V2 PSU £84.92 http://www.ebuyer.com/257233-corsair-tx-750w-v2-psu-80plus-bronze-certified-cmpsu-750txv2uk
Hard Drive Seagate 2TB £74.25 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-inc...7GS8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1363204038&sr=8-3
Disk Drive LG GH24NS90 £16.99 http://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-GH24NS90...7YRC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1363545003&sr=8-2
W-LAN Card TP Link TL-WDN4800 £30.56 http://www.amazon.co.uk/TL-WDN4800-...1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1363545131&sr=1-1

SoftWare Microsoft Windows 7 £48.00 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Latest-Mi...ting_Software_Software_... Read more

A:PC Specs Please Check.

looks fine forget the corsair gs psu only models

tx.hx.ax or axi

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I am after a laptop with these specs and I have a link which has what I am after it also has 0% finance buy now pay in 9 month can anyone tell me if this is value for money.

1 GB ram
120 GB hard drive
Windows media centre
DVD/ cd writer dual layer
Dedicated graphics card
Dual core processor
1`5.4 “screen

If anyone knows where I can get a better deal please let me know


A:Check The Specs For Me

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I went to the local pc shop and asked him to build me an athlon 64 3000.This is what he remends.
amd a64-3000,1.8g SKT754
major ddr 333 512mb
w digital 120gig 7200rpm 2mb
panasonic 1,44 [do i need this]
sapphire ati r9200se 128 mb
benq dvd-writer 16x/8x-
benq 56x cd-rom
antec smartpower w/400 ps
I know nothing about these specs. Can you let me know if its any good.
All this for 1000 cdn, Thanks

A:will you check my specs for a new pc

The motherboard is a socket 754, which is the older interface style. You'd be better off getting a socket 939 motherboard which would run about the same in terms of cost. The 3000+ Athlon64 is available for both socket types.

The other problem is the 9200SE. Avoid this card at all cost. It has only half the memory pipelines (64bit) of the 9200 (128bit) and isn't worth buying. If you must buy a low end vid card due to budget, buy a FX5200 instead. While around the same cost, it supports DX9 whereas the 9200 supports DX8. Optimally, choose a slower cpu and get a decent card such as a 9800pro. If you decide to go with a slower cpu in order to get a decent card, I'd wait until Q4 / Q1 of next year (when AMD releases 939 semprons) and get a socket 939 3100+ sempron so that you keep the 939 socket mobo for future upgrades. You can upgrade the cpu later on up to the 4000+ during the following year as the price falls.
I'd recommend keeping the 1.44 drive. That motheboard supports Raid 0-1 and you'll need the floppy drive to load the drivers for it if you ever decide to set up the Raid feature. If you change boards to get a socket 939 variety, I'd make sure the other one supports Raid as well, so keep the floppy.

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I'm going to be building a new pc within the next month or so and would just like to get a 2nd opinion on my parts or if i chose a bit that's incompatible. Thanks!

here's what i've got:
Akasa Mirage - 62 http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=424680
Intel Q6600 http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=530347
OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-8500 1066MHz DDR2 http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-082-OC&tool=3
750w Silverstone modular psu http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=499627
Asus P5N32-E plus SLi http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=531222
Tuniq Tower 120 or Thermaltake ultra 120 extreme if i can find it
eVGA 8800GTS 640mb http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-017-EA&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=
Samsung SpinPoint 250gb sataII
2x Pioneer dvr-112bk

comes to about £1200 in total, haven't checked prices recently though so it could come to less by the time i get round to buying it.

thanks for looking

A:check my build specs

Looks good.

Why the Samsung drive? Do you already have it?

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Hi all,
My Pentium 4 2.6ghz machine just died.
Either the CPU or Motherboard is dead, I plan on doing further testing later on to confirm it but it's no longer bootable and I've decided to just buy a Quad Core.

I have the following selected, I was wondering if someone can check over it to ensure it meets my needs.

I need it to support Unreal Tournament 3, Rainbow Six Vegas 2, possibly Tom Clancy's End War and potentially up to 8 harddrives.

I'm moving over 6 harddrives from the existing computer and like to be able to add more if necessary.

I'm unsure if 1,000 Watts would be enough.
3 of the harddrives are IDE, and 3 are SATA. I plan on using an IDE PCI card on the new machine to read all the harddrives.

Antec Twelve Hundred Mid Tower Gamer Case 1200 ATX 12 Drive Bay No PS Top USB2.0 1394 Audio eSATA
ASUS P5Q Pro ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 2PCI-E16 Crossfire 3PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN eSATA Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 Quad Core Processor LGA775 2.66GHZ Yorkfield 1333FSB 6MB Retail Box
G.SKILL F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ PC2-8000 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1000 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit
EVGA E-GEFORCE GTX 260 Superclocked 602MHZ 896MB 2.052GHZ GDDR3 Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card
OCZ Elitexstream OCZ1000EXS 1000W 1KW ATX12V 20/24PIN Active PFC ATX Power Supply 120MM Fan Black


Thank-you for your time.

A:Please check over my Computer specs

Well according to the Nvidia website, the power consumption for a 260 is 182W.. Figure you want 250 alone for the card so it has some room to breathe. The the quad core, agian 250 (thats very liberal) that gives you roughly 500 for the rest of your equipmment.

Now 100% efficiency is not going to happen so 1KW may not be reached. But regardless considering HDs are fairly low consumption, as well as ram and other devices. I think you will be ok.

You really have no other choice, unless you are willing to spend 500 to 600 dollars on a 1.2KW+ Psu. OCZ is a very reliable brand, I have also had good soild results with PC Power and Cooling (even after the OCZ takeover).You can the 1KW model, Here But agian the OCZ should do you right.

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AMD Athlon XP System

AMD Socket A Mother Board ECS K7S5A AMD DDR/SDRM Mobo

AMD Athlon XP processor AMD Athlon XP 1700+ CPU

Cooling Fans Socket A Heat Sink & Cooling fan

Floppy 1.44 Floppy DDrive

IDE Hard Drives Samsung 40 GB 5400 RPM HD OEM


Computer Case MID ATX with 300 Watts Power Supply

Video Card Pine 32 MB AGP TNT 2 Video Card

Sound Cards Built in Sound

and it comes with speakers, mouse, keyboard, modem, and comes with no OS

How does it look?

A:Check these Comp Specs please someone

Closing! Reply here:


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AMD Athlon XP System

AMD Socket A Mother Board ECS K7S5A AMD DDR/SDRM Mobo

AMD Athlon XP processor AMD Athlon XP 1700+ CPU

Cooling Fans Socket A Heat Sink & Cooling fan

Floppy 1.44 Floppy DDrive

IDE Hard Drives Samsung 40 GB 5400 RPM HD OEM


Computer Case MID ATX with 300 Watts Power Supply

Video Card Pine 32 MB AGP TNT 2 Video Card

Sound Cards Built in Sound

and it comes with speakers, mouse, keyboard, modem, and comes with no OS

How does it look?

A:please someone check out these comp specs

Closing 4th or 5th duplicate....lost count now.....reply here:


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I have a pair of 2gb G-Skill ddr2-800 240 pin RAM sticks and I see this deal for


Its a different brand, but are they still compatible, from what I see they are the same just different brand. Where can I check my RAM specs on my pc in detail and what do I need to know to see if its compatible?

Thank you.

A:How do I check my RAM specs and RAM compatibility.

Go to Corsair, put in your motherboard details and it should tell if they are compatible.

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Can I check my pc specs using the internet? and display the result as my signature?

I saw it once & have forgotten the web address.....anyone can help me?

A:Can I check my pc specs using the internet?

You don't have to go on the net to do this.
Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools >System Information.
Should give you all the dope you need. No need to post all of it in your sig.

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Can someone recommend a good utility which will provide at least the following details (and ideally more) about the computer on which the utility is run:

Processor Model
Processor Speed
Cache Details (L1, L2, and L3)
RAM details
Hardisk details
Details about Graphics card
Details about the Sound Card


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Can someone recommend a good utility which will provide at least the following details (and ideally more) about the computer on which the utility is run:

Processor Model
Processor Speed
Cache Details (L1, L2, and L3)
RAM details
Hardisk details
Details about Graphics card
Details about the Sound Card


A:Utility to check the specs of a computer

Try Speccy, its new and still in Beta but looks good: http://www.piriform.com/speccy

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Hey, i'm building a computer but i haven't realized that the power supply i need is an atx 2.0. What power supply should i get??

I was orignally looking at the Ultra X-connect but it doesn't support atx 2.0 Damn.

A:power supply atx 2.0 any suggestions as to a power supply?

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The system is a Dell Dimension XPS T500 but I have put into it 3 sticks of 128mb SDRAM (PC100mhz), a Geforce2 MX, with a 500mhz cpu. Just wondering if I could put in a new CPU that would be compatible with the board.

At the moment the cpu is keeping me back from low-level gaming, because this computer is used mainly for Internet,email, and other things not used on my other XP (see specs. in my sig). Thanks guys if you need more info ask.

A:Could it be possible to upgrade?, an old PIII check inside for specs.

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i feel like buying new ocz ram in hopes my performance will be better. i'll be honest i'm have no clue what half this stuff means but can someone tell me if i am running optimally here. i am concerned about my FSB running at 200MHz but it is 800FSB. also my performance mode says its dsabled. is this good? i want as much speed as possible without overclocking i guess. i'm not a gamer at all. here is my CPU-Z report. any comments?

CPU-Z Report


CPU-Z version 1.30.
Number of CPUs 2 (1 Physical)

Name Intel Pentium 4
Code Name Northwood
Specification Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
Family / Model / Stepping F 2 9
Extended Family / Model 0 0
Brand ID 9
Package mPGA-478
Core Stepping D1
Technology 0.13 µ
Supported Instructions Sets MMX, SSE, SSE2
CPU Clock Speed 2399.1 MHz
Clock multiplier x 12.0
Front Side Bus Frequency 199.9 MHz
Bus Speed 799.7 MHz
L1 Data Cache 8 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L1 Trace Cache 12 Kµops, 8-way set associative
L2 Cache 512 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L2 Speed 2399.1 MHz (Full)
L2 Location On Chip
L2 Data Prefetch Logic yes
L2 Bus Width 256 bits

CPU Name Intel Pentium 4 (logical unit)
Mainboard and chipset
Motherboard manufacturer ASUSTek Computer Inc.
Motherboard model P4C800, Rev 1.xx
BIOS vendor American Megatrends Inc.
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A:help!!! need to know if i am running optimal settings. check my specs out

That system looks fine, if it is speed you are concerned about according to that you have enough giddyup if your a non gamer

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I'm about to purchase the following parts and build a nice shiny new computer for myself. But before I order everything, I thought I'd post the specs and ask for someone to look over it for any oddities or problems before I spend any money. I'm planning on a RAID 0 array for the hard drives. All the prices below are in Aussie dollars. I don't have super amounts of cash to spend, so I'm going for good value.


CPU Athlon64 3200+ $325.60
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-K8NS Pro $184.80
RAM Kingston HyperX 2x512Mb (1Gb) PC3200 CL2 Memory Kit $401.50
HardDrive(s) 2x WD 120Gb 7200 8Mb Cache SATA $261.80
Optical Drive LiteON 52x52x32/16x DVD/CDRW Combo Drive $66.00
Monitor Samsung 957DF 19" Flat monitor $365.00
Case Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000 (400W PSU) $248.60
Sound Card Creative Audigy PCI 5.1 $84.70
Video Card GE-CUBE ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB $349.80
Mouse MS Intellimouse Optical $58.00
Keyboard Microsoft Multimedia Keyboard (Black) $28.60
Disk Drive 1.44Mb Floppy Disk Drive (silver) $16.16
OS Windows XP (OEM) $148.50
TOTAL COST = $2,539.06

(sorry for the horrible formatting, CODE seemed to be the best way to keep it neat... but it hasn't worked )
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Im looking into an affordable laptop and i play mostly battlefield 2, and oblivian. im looking at this laptop and it appears to be decent for my price range, and im not just buying it for the gaming but it looks like it will do that too. does anyone know anything about this or have one or know how well it will run these games?

heres the specs.

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Hello to all. I am planning on doing my 2nd build (for the wife) and made a few mistakes on the 1st build as I did not consult with this forum before I purchased my hardware and as a result ended upcosting a bit more than I had planned.
This build is only going to be used for surfing,printing occasional photos and craft related media,emails and surfing.
The main aim is a faster Internet surfing machine than that which she is currently using(6yr old single core 1.6MhZAMD,[email protected],wireless G) and to reduce the physical dimensions of case.
Planning on uprading network to N-wireless and have 10Mb cable connection.
I am hoping some experienced builders can look over my possible purchases and comment and advise.
Hopefully I have given enough info and links.
This is all I was planning on getting to achieve my aim at a reasonable price and hopefully some Major Brownie points from the missus.

Thanks all.
Intel CPU Celeron E3300 Retail £33.46
Antec ISK 300-65 case mini-ITX NO PSU £42.50
Sony 8x Int. Slimline Black Bare SATA £25.26
Zotac motherboard NF610I-K-E LGA775 DDR2 mini-ITX £36.50
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A:Mini ITX build cheap 'n' quick Check specs please.

Here is a simply excellent review of that case.

You will have thermal problems with it.

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Toshiba Satellite L305-5955, Ive taken apart and replaced power jack. Not directly soldered to motherboard. While still apart, and battery out/in, connected power supply and still absolutely no response. Power supply is NOT original, and slightly different specs, i.e original 19v..6.3A

current 19v..3.1A

A:Toshiba Satellite L305-5955 does not respond to power supply, new power jack

Almost certainly the problem is that the current rating is wrong, if the laptop needs
6.3 A of current, it won't function on less (just as you can't use a 3A fuse for a kettle!)
Unfortunately it must be the right current rating, I know, I've been caught that way too!
Maybe you can exchange it?

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Ever since i got this new motherboard and CPU ive been having a bit of a nightmare with it.

Gigabyte ga-ma790fx-ds5 -Latest Bios
AMD Phenom Black Edition 9850,
4 gigs PC 6400 ram (Corsair XMS2 CM2X1024-6400
ATI Radeon 4870

The problem is that the motherboard will NOT power up at all with the 2 of the latest power supplies (600 watt+) i have.

It wont work at all with; (Nothing happens its just dead)
Arctic 600 watt Jeantech PSU (brand new and working)
Corsair 620 watt HX PSU (working)

It only seems to work with my Jeantech 450 Watt PSU and i cant for the life of me figure out why. Ive tried everything to get the board to work with the new PSU's. I had thought that the PSUs i got were dodgy but after testing out one in an older PC it worked fine.

Ive removed all parts and tried powering up and i cant get it to boot up. But the PC seems to work fine with the oldish 450 watt PSU which i find just unbelievable.

Can anyone help with this nightmare? Now on the Gigabyte site the CPU i have isnt listed as supported by this motherboard which is kinda worrying could this be the reason? If so how the old PSU boots up.

I just want to have the fracking thing working with the right PSU.

A:Power Supply Wont Power up - Gigabyte ga-ma790fx & AMD Phenom 9850

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

Try using the 8pin power with your new PSU, see if that works.

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I picked up this Alienware 5700 off ebay to hopefully refurbish for my son but I'm new at this and still learning and so this thing has me baffled. The laptop is in pristine condition but shows no signs of life. When I plug in the power supply the green light on the power supply goes from solid green to blinking rapidly to the point you can barely see it. To me that would mean a short somewhere right ? If so where ? Has anyone else ever had experience with something like this ? I just don't want to go buying a new battery for a laptop that maybe fried already. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:No power, no lights but green light on power supply blinks rapidly

Remove the laptops battery and try the AC power only. If the green light does the same, it still could only be a bad AC adapter, or at worst, a shorted laptop motherboard

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Hi, so I have had a powering issue with my previous power supply which was the Corsair CX600W so i purchased a newer power supply - the EVGA SuperNova G2 550W. I unhooked my old psu, hooked up my new one and the PC turned on and I turned it back off from the power button on the case. I also hava a boot drive problem so I unplugged the sata cables from my SSD and wanted to try to turn on the PC with only my HDD. I did this with the PSU switched off and the power cord unplugged. When I tried turning the PC on again the PSU made a clicking noise and nothing turns on. The motherboard Led's are lit up so it is definitely getting power but when I go to turn the computer on it just makes a quick clicking noise and nothing turns on. Any help is appreciated, thanks!

A:Power Supply makes clicking noise when I press power button

You may just need to drain the power off from the power supply and try again. Unplug the power to the power supply, press and hold the power button for 30 seconds, then plug it back in and try to turn on the computer again. If that doesn't put the old power supply back in and see if the PC works, or was the old one dead? If the PC works with the old one and not the new one then you may have gotten a faulty power supply.

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Yesterday in my house,electric fuse was switched to turn on cooker in my kitchen. During this power delivery was stopped for 4-5 second only.
When power back on then pc automatically turns on and just before bios show me :"?Power supply surges detected during the previous power on ASUS anti-surge was triggered to protect system from unstable supply unit.
Press F1 to continue.? And then pc booted fine to Windows.

Is this normal ? Did it damage something? Why i get that message is this normal?

6700K stock
Asus Z170-P
Corsair 750 RM
Gtx 1080
SSD 1x

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I have an enquiry relating to video cards. In order to do my job, I need to get a card with at least 512MB of VRAM, preferably 2GB. However, the ones I've found online use 300w What's the maximum watts that I can use with my Lenovo H520s? And what would happen if I used a 300w video card in it? 
Mod:  edited Subject with a problem description


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A:What graphics card will my H520s power supply support (PSU, power calculator)

Use a power supply calculator to get a accurate calculation of your power requirements.   Graphics card manufacturers have to figure a worst case scenario when giving power requirements.
Mod:  removed the Newegg calculator, which only gives a recommended psu size, rather than a power calculation.   The CoolerMaster gives both. 

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I'm interested in the Toshiba G25 laptop but have heard that you can't use it on airplane seat power. It comes with a 120W AC power supply (15Vx8A), but I've been told that most airlines limit seat power to 75-90W max. Lind sells a 12V car adaptor for the G25, but specifically won't include an airline plug for this reason (which I can get independently, of course). I've read some interesting electrical discussions on this board. Can ya'll comment on the following or provide any general advice about power consumption?

1) Given that the voltage of the laptop and airline seat power pretty much match up (12-15V), if the amp draw on the laptop exceeds what the airline power supply can deliver, what will happen? Will it damage the laptop to feed it insufficient current? Will it shut down the laptop altogether? Merely dim the screen?

2) If I remove the laptop battery, which requires power to charge it, how much will that reduce the power need of the laptop? I'm not sure how to work the math, but the spec sheet states the battery supplies 4400mAh at 8A output. Does it require the same to charge it?

3) Most importantly, on my 15 hour transpacific flights, will the DVD player work with that ultrabrite screen at the low airline power supply? A nice feature of the laptop is that you can watch DVDs without powering up the Windows operating system (it has a small linux OS for the DVD player). Granted, the DVD drive and screen are prob... Read more

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I have a Dell 8600 about two years old. When I plug in the AC adapter, it intermittently fades to the battery as though the plug was pulled out (its not) and of course the screen fades in an out when every time it swithces--it does it every 30 to 60 seconds or so. I switched to a different AC adapter (I have a Dell 600M with the same AC adapter)-same thing so I know it is something internally. Any ideas?

A:Dell Laptop Power Supply Fading In and Out--power jack is bad or loose?

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Hello: Just received a beautiful W530 Laptop - love the T and W versions of this machines. However, with such a large power requirement, want to make sure that I will be able to run and charge the W530 on United Airlines, American Airlines, etc., using the supplied 170 W Power supply...  Please confirm your experience that this will work. Otherwise, using this laptop on long haul flights will not work. 

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Hi, I just bought an HP pavilion e9300 a few week ago. And I am going to upgrade the power supply so that I can get a new graphic card--ATI 4870 which requires at least 500 watt power supply. My current computer is shipped with a 350 watt power supply. I will probably get a 650 watt considering the 70% effeciency of power supply.
However, when I talked to an HP technician, he insisted that I could go for a power supply with no more 450 watt. Because the system I just got has a motherboard which has a max power limit 450 watt. He said if I go beyond that, the motherboard will burn out.
So what shall I do? I really want to get ATI 4870 work well on my computer.
Thx very much.

A:Does power supply with higher power rating really burn motherboard?

The long answer is "No".
Just be sure of the dimensions of the power supply before you order a replacement, as HP uses some pretty strange sizes sometimes, and you want the new one to fit with room to spare.

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Had to up upgrade my power supply on my hp envy 750-116. The new power supply(500b evga) does not have a power cord for the slim laptop like drive. looking for possible fix for the problem

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