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

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

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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Once again my PSU for the W540 failed. It's now out of warranty, and wondering what third party replacement is available. The main issue, is that I want an LED on the brick, or jack, to tell me when power is good (eg: blue, green or red LED).  The OEM brick is a black box, with no indication the power is OK.  I often had to go from outlet to outlet to find a good one, in public place.  Just hate having to set up the laptop, just to find out the power is not there. Thank you for anby forthcoming help on this quest!

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I am now in China. My W540 power supply stopped work yesterday. My machine is still under base warranty. What I can do now? It seems there is no IWS (International Warranty Service) here. I cannot understand why. Please help! 

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I am sure that you can located one in China for fairly cheep, especially since they are probably made there anyway, and then upon your return, have the original replaced under warranty.     Ask around, there must be a computer outlet somewhere that sells parts that can locate one for you in China.    It may be a knockoff, but it will get you by for your trip, just make sure the voltage/amperage match that printed on the original.

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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 server that I would like to upgrade to 20 1TB Hitachi HD's. They claim max startup current of 2A. and idling down in the .5A range. The platform will be a 775-series X48 with a 6600 Core Duo. Graphics card is small, does not even require aux power connector. Not needed to just supply the KVM with 1280x1024. No other signficiant sources of 12V drain exist other than the MB/CPU, a slim CD-Drive for installs, a slim floppy, and one additional 30GB SSD startup drive (2W when active).

I am looking at an 850W Corsair. I've heard these are quality supplies and I don't want multiple rails since no one really knows what sort of Voodoo goes on as to how they divide multiple rails up. And I don't want to get into that. I will be using a single-rail +12V PS. I can add a second if I need to but I'd rather not.

Do you think this will be sufficient for handling 20 Hitachi hard drives? "Green" drives are a non-starter since they will drive my Raid 6 controller, and then me, off the deep end with TLER issues. I do have staggered spin-up control of the drives with the controller.

Thanks for any help.
 

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Power Supply Question & HD Power Consumption, Pt. 2 - Laptop vs. 3.5"

My second question is this - I have a BTV server that needs to be on at all times during the season to record shows during day and evening.

Suffice it to say that you CANNOT reliably put one of the critters into sleep/hibernate mode and expect it to wake up and reliably record a show. It just won't happen.

Now, this is one case where I can use "Green" 3.5" drives, but I am also considering banking 500GB 7200RPM or even 5400RPM laptop drives. These will all be on a raid controller, but since they will be in pass-thru mode or RAID 0 mode the controller won't freak over TLER like it would with RAID 5/6 and mark the drives bad. The controller also has more than adequate cache to handle a 5400RPM spindle as OTA HDTV generates little more than 2.5MB per second per channel. Even 4 channels at once is 10MB/s and that should not tap the ability of a 3Ware controller with cache on 5400 RPM RAID 0 or even pass-thru drives.

My question is this - 2 500GB laptop drives burn much less startup and idle current than a single 1TB 3.5" drive. Has anyone tried running multiple laptop drives on a RAID controller, and what sort of luck have you had? What sort of sustained throuput can you obtain?

Electricity is a huge factor here, at 12 cents per KWh. I can recover the marginal cost of 2 500GB laptop drives vs. 1 1TB 3.5 drive.

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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.

Jay
 

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im having some weird problems that i think are power supply related. i tried motherboard monitor 5 and i had the alarms set for the voltage. the alarm is set to 5% and as soon as i do anything after applying it, the alarms go on for the 3.3v and the 12v. the 12v drops to about 10v but i dont know the acceptable ranges.
 

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How much power should I used for the new intel and AMD CPU's

What watt's should I used
 

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That depends on what else is going to be in the system. If you are putting in a mid range graphic card then you will want a 400 watt psu. If not, then 350 would be fine. Also, its not only the watts that are important, but the amps on the 12 volt line that are important too.

350 watt HERE
400 watt HERE
FSP is a good brand and fairly inexpensive.
 

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Im currenlty upgrading from a Socket A MB with an AMD Processor to a Socket 939 with a AMD Dual Core Processor. My current power supply is i think 300watts to 350watts somewhere around there. Do i need to upgrade the PSU to handle the new Processor. I will also maybe be using around 6USB ports.
 

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I have an ancient ASUS P3V4X mobo, it's fine, and I upgraded to a higher wattage PS 2 days ago, a Sigma 550, since I have a DVD Burner, 2 HD's, Sound card, NIC, AGP video, etc. The 'old' PS was only a 250w unit, hence the upgrade.

The new one works fine, but I noticed in the BIOS I was looking at the voltages, and they are as follows:
VCore 1.71v
+3.3 3.50v
+5 4.87v
+12v 13.38/13.45v (it fluctuates)
-12v -11.59/11.67 (it fluctuates)
-5v -12.00v solid.

I don't get the -5v as showing -12.00v, it's solid, never fluctuates, and I'm not even sure what a -5v is for. ( can set it to ignore if I choose)
I do NOT use SATA drives, just your standard ATA Maxtor's, and I do NOT have a PCI-Express video card.

Any ideas on why the -5v shows a -12.00v ? Nothing is burning - yet.
 

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Hello there, I have an old y580 and love it! I have been running it since its release date. Sadly my power supply has started to wear out and the cord has pulled out of the adaptor unit. Needless to say Lenovo does not sell these power supplies and the liteon and delta recommended supistutes are not sold either... in my search online I have come across "y580 power supplies" but I have noticed they at 19 v not 19.5 and 6.3 A not 6.15.  I was wondering if anyone has experience with this and knows if this is a big deal or will do the trick without throttling performance or damagaging my y580. Thanks!

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My computer currently says on its system specs that under Power Supply : Minimum of 295 watts 50/60 hz . Voltage is like 100-240. Most up to date video cards need 350 watt power supply and im guessing mine is just 295 watts. Its a sony vaio btw. My old video card ATI (Sapphire) Radeon 9250 256MB DDR/8x-AGP/TV-Out/DVI (OEM I can't find out the minimum power supply for it so my conclusion is it was never included in any of the system specs becase it needed i guess the norm amount most computers at that time should have. I found this 400 watt power supply for just 29.99 at http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=544429&Sku=T13-2002 . If i do decide to buy it are there any specifications before i buy a power supply to make sure I'l be able to pop it into my desktop? Just like anything because I don't want to buy this then figure out that 400 watts doesn't go with my 295 watt pc. Is this a safe buy?
 

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As far as I`m aware, Sony use generic psu`s. However, it might be a good idea to check with sony, just to make sure.

As for the psu you`re thinking of buying, don`t. It only has an output of 18amps on the 12volt rail.

This psu HERE, would be a much better buy.

Thanks to DonNagual for the psu link.

Regards Howard
 

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I'm trying to find one on Frys.com thats less $40 or less, theirs plenty and I was looking at http://www.frys.com/product/5816003?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
http://www.frys.com/product/5692311?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

I need one for my http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=3856266&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us

HP a6700f, will one of those work? I need more than 350watts but I don't know what to choose, what will last long, etc... anyone got any ideas?
 

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So I am thinking about getting a new graphics card but i'm not sure if my power supply will be able to handle it. My computer will have:

Video Card: XFX HD-695X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6950
Power Supply: COOLMAX VL-600B 600W ATX 12V V2.3
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition
Ram: 12 Gigs DDR3

On the Newegg page it says the CPU needs 125W and the graphics card needs a minimum of 500W. Wouldn't that equal up to 625W? The Newegg PSU calculator says I will only need 520W, but i'm not so sure. Will I need to buy a new PSU?
 

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I'm building a new computer and am wondering about power needs. How can you determine what wattage power supply is needed? What is it dependent on? Any help would be great. Thanks.
 

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Hello,

Trying to diagnose a computer problem.

The computer does not boot up. It starts, and all fans are spinning, and the HD ( I tried 2 hard drives actually) seems to be spinning.

I am wondering if the PS is failing?

If the PS is done, will you get ANY power at all, or will you press the on button, and get no juice?

Also, there is no burning or "heat" smell coming from the PS.

If it is not the PS, my next guess is the MOBO, but I am not really sure how to test if a MOBO is pooched.

Thanks in advance.

Parm
 

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My friend has an HP Pavillion with an AMD Athlon XP that just all of a sudden stopped powering up. I haven't personally looked at it yet, but it sounds like the power supply to me. Its about 3 years old and he leaves it on 24/7. Anyways, he wants me to change his power supply for him. My question is What kind of power supply do those computers use? I mean like is there a certain type of mount or am i just gonna hve to open it up and take a look at it myself? Can i just get any kind? I've never taken apart a store bought computer and his warranty is up so he asked me to do it for him. I'm trying to price out a power supply but don't know what to look for.

Thanks in advance.
 

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So i was reading a review on a chassis/case i recently bought...and they said that the psu sucks (i kno, most power supplys that come with case's usually arnt top notch) but then he went into the +12V being a 15.0A..now ive always known about these numbers but never knew WHAT it meant..anyone want to explain? lol
 

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A=amperage, power(watts)=volts x amps(current)

The 12 volt rail(s) run the video card, CPU, drives, and fans. Often the video card specs say about the amps on the 12 volt rail you need. It's much better to look at the rail specs of a PSU because some PSUs will have most of the power on the 5 volt rail and be rated high power like 400-500 watts. For a basic system 18a on the 12 volt rail should do, but for a gaming system with a single high end video card you want about 30 amps. With dual video cards you need to spend some dollars!

[H]ard Fourm has some good stickies on PSUs
 

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I am in the market for a new power supply for my computer, and I was just wondering would it be bad to get a power supply with a fan on the top for a case with it's psu mounted at the top of the case?
 

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this is probably a stupid question, but i seem to have maxed out my power supply.. when i bought my computer, i completely overlooked the PS..

Since my purchase, i have bought some additional componets, (dvd writer and a CPU fan speed controller) I have a 350w PS and can only connect one of my new components.. (dont have another free power cable..)

usually my CPU has a temp of 32.5degrees .. (with all 3 80mm fans going).. if i disconnect 1 fan and use the free power cable for my new component, my CPU runs at 37.5..which i dont think is bad at all..

BUT.. if i run my PVR software (especially when converting video formats) my CPU temp hits 45-55C..

Do i need replace my 350w PS with a higher wattage? ie 450w? Or is there a [safe] way to split a power cable ..? I definitely want to get my extra fan going asap!

i'm planning on eventually overclocking my CPU .. so i'm a little concerned abt 'temperature'

any help would be greatly appreciated!

nick
 

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I have a powermax power supply that I bought like a year ago at a local computer store. Ive been having an issue with it. It seems that sometimes it wont power my computer, it seems to power up and quickly shut off. If I change the voltage setting it works fine but my pc doesnt boot up it just powers on. The way Ive been getting it to work is that when it doesnt power on and stay on I hit the on off swith on the power supply itself. I put it to on and i push my power button on the front of my pc then it starts and stays on. Sometimes it doesnt work like that but rather after I toggle on and off the power switch on the power supply several times. I have no real idea what it could be. has anyone ever had something like this happen?

BTW I took the power supply to get it tested and it works obviosly.

I dont know if its my power supply or maybe a motherboard issue or what?

Please help
 

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First of all STOP cycling the power on and off. You will make a bad situation much worse. Next replace the ps. Cold boot problems that go away after the first failed boot are almost always ps problems. Do not buy a cheap ps like powmax, deer, allied, foxconn, raidmax or any other cheap brand. Go with a quality unit like antec, enermax, coolmax, enlight, or sparkle. There are other good brands, however those are what I use in my builds.
 

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Hey all, new to site, Q.. Have a power supply, HP-D3057F3R Hipro. When plugged in ,no fans turn on, no hard drive spin, only flashing green light on back of power supply. This is a sata ps. ? power supply dead ? Thanks Also anyone know how to test this supply ? Thanks again
 

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The easiest and quickest way to test the power supply is to take the tower to a shop where they have a power supply tester.

They can test the power supply and if the power supply is defective they also can "jump" a known good power supply to the motherboard to make sure that when the power supply failed it didn't take out the motherboard.

I do these tests quite often in my shop, takes about 30 minutes total time and the cost should be minimal perhaps $25-$30.
 

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I have a Dell 8400 with 3.2 Pent. 4 ,SATA 160 gb HD. a CD/DVD RW drive,a floppy drive and a SATA PCI Host card to drive an external SATA HD. It has a Radeon X300 series video card. The system has a 350 w power supply. If I changed the video card to a XFXGeForce 6800GS would I need a bigger power supply.
 

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I just got a new 500 watt power supply. The old one was overheating. The new one has a switch for a normal fan or turbo fan. The temperature runs around 48 C most of the time but has spikes up to 70 C (I have a temperature monitor software). When I put it on Turbo the system stays nice and cool all of the time. Is it going to hurt anything to leave it on Turbo all of the time? Thanks,

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It will hurt nothing but your power bill (how ironic), and your ego if you are competing with someone for the quietest machine.

Of course, it may decrease the time before the fan bearings wear out, but I don't think that's a big concern at all.

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ok my power supply just died on me so i went online looking for a replacement..... but there are two cables i cant identify i see the ones that go to the MB the 24 pins i see the normal power ones and the sata ones the ones i cant identify look like male connecters three pin i know they connect to like the lcd infront of the case anyone know what they are called?
 

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With the cost of electricity nowdays, I was wondering about power supply electrical consumption:
Does a typical power supply draw the exact amount of current it is rated at on a consistent basis or does it adjust itself to only use as much AC current as the computer is using at whatever time?
For example, say I have a computer that draws 150 watts of power for its use but it had a power supply that is rated at 450 watts. Would the electrical usage of this computer be 450watts, 150 watts or some other amount?
 

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The power supply's energy consumption is directly related to the amount of hardware that's attached to it, therefore a 450W PS might draw a little more power than a 300W PS, but not necessarily depending on the PC's power requirements from the CPU and drives.

As per your example, I would expect the 450w supply to draw approximately just a little more than 150w.

The rating put on the supply is the max wattage drawn before the supply becomes overheated or unstable.
 

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has anyone here had any expereince with LinkWorld power supplies? I am looking for a 230W AT p/s and found a very good deal but don't want to buy if it's a "dud"
thanks for the help...
abcowan
 

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hello,
i am planning to build the following MICRO ATX system

motherborad: Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H, GeForce 7100, Socket 775, MCP-630i, onboard graphics and audio
Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300, 2.60GHz, 2MB Cache, (775)
2 gb of ram
sata 500 gb hard drive
sata dvd re writer and a internal memory card reader
windows xp and may move to windows 7 later
i will power the monitor independently

I have a IN WIN BT611 case which has a 300 w power supply and dual 12 v rails. Do you think my system will be ok to run with the above following power supply ?
Its just that powersupply for these cases are hard to get hold off as they are quite bespoke,

Also, what do you think of the above combo for a new budget system ?

many thanks
 

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In Win is not in any means a reputable power supply manufacturer. If you're sure you want to use that exact case, then I'd recommend this power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151070&Tpk=tfx

Something like a Gigabyte 740G or 785G ATX board with an Athlon 62X2 5050e or 4850e would be my choice for a low-power system.. Especially the 785G has great upgrade potential and stability compared to an GeForce 7100 chipset board...
 

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is there any way to tell how many watts your power supply is without opening the case?
 

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No.

Unless it is a brand name in which case the makers specifications will have it. If you can find them.

Why not open the case to see?
 

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Hey guys my dad is having a problem, and he's at Best Buy (I know right?) Anywho. He plugs up a new monitor, turns on the PC some loud beeps. I say take your memory sticks out and put them in one by one. (He didn't tell me at the time that eventhough the PC wouldn't come on...the heatsink fan was still running.) So I said your powersupply may be bad (am I on the right track?) Someone tells him its the video card (rolls eyes). He ditches the 2 128mb sticks (old) and keeps the 2 512's. Monitor comes on... It worked for about an hour, when he turned it off and turned it back on...the loud beeps again. Mind you, the fan was still running.

The geek squad is telling him its the motherboard..$284.00, never checked the power supply.

Am I on the right track, he should check the power supply? I even offered to use the power supply in an HP that Im not using...if the wattage is comparab
 

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Looking for a power supply for a full tower or server system
just wondering if i should look for something specific
for full tower or if the wires will be long enough to reach my motherboad on any atx power supply
 

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The wires will reach. Just make sure that you get a power supply with enough power for your system and that you have enough power connectors for your drives.
 

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PSU question:
Is my PSU adaquate for my system? I have an Antec Basiq 500w.

Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H
AMD X2 5600+ Brisbane 2.9GHz (dual core)
GeForce 9400GT 512MB graphics
Kingston 8Gb DDR2 RAM PC2-6400
Western Digital RE3 320Gb HD
Samsung Spinpoint 640Gb HD
Antec TriCool 120mm fan (as 2nd fan)
Sony DVD recorder
LG Blu-Ray/HD-DVD rom, DVD-recorder (GGC-H20LK)

Computer started having power issues hours after having played a blu-ray movie in it for the first time the other day. The computer would randomly turn off, like it lost power. Sometimes I can get into the OS for a long time, sometimes it would power off as it got to the BIOS screen.

All the hardware seems to work including every fan, including the cpu fan. The computer does not seem to get any hotter than normal. CPU is not currently being overclocked. There are no BSODs.

The computer was fine before playing the blu-ray movie. The parts are no more than three months old, and only used for less than a month.

The computer is plugged into an APC battery backup which seems to work.

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I think so mate it looks like a lot of hardware in there to be powering. I mean each component probably is not drawing much but you do have a lot of hard drives and fans etc etc and 8 gb of ram. I think it would not hurt to have a bit more juice to run your parts.

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i have a 500 watt compusa brand power supply sitting in my closet. i want to put it in my PC. can i trust this power supply or should i question the quality of a CompUSA power supply? i have not heard the best things about them, but i want to hear what u guys have to say about it.
 

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hi, i just bought a new HP model Desktop PC, the a6112n Desktop PC, and it has a M2N68-LA motherboard, and a 250-W power supply. i want to upgrade the power supply so i can run better video cards, but im worried that it might fry the whole computer. the info about the computer can be found here:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...0883&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

and info about the motherboard can be found here:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00906129&lc=en&cc=de&dlc=&product=3397528

there was also a bit of discussion about upgrading a video card in another thread, and the person asking the question was using the same motherboard. somewhere in the thread the user mentioned having a 700-W power supply. i want to know if i can upgrade to something similar, just not as much. here's the link for the discussion, if that helps any bit:

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/615243-m2n68-la-narra-mb-ati.html

i would greatly appreciate any help. im new to hardware, but im trying to learn. i also dont want to fry my pc when i just got it.
 

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Hey all,
I have a PC (eMachines 2.8 P4) that would not power on at all - no fan noise, lights, no nothing. I narrowed down the problem to a faulty power supply - power supply tester showed no power output and swapped in a new power supply and now have power.

Problem now is, I have no video to the LCD monitor. Graphics is onboard. The new power supply I put in is a standard ATX power supply that does not have the ATX2 12v 4-pin connector for the P4. Without this being connected, will this cause problems overall and specifically with the no video problem?

Also, I seen a inexpensive adapter to go to ATX2 using the standard ATX power supply. Any opinion on doing this? Thanks so much in advance.
 

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Yes obvioously you do need the psu with the 4 pin connector.
 

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Should a powmax 400W PSU be able to handle an AMD sempron 2600+ with a cdrom, harddrive 3 led fans and a 6600GT. Cuz my system won't even power up anymore. And I've had this thing since roughly mid-march.
 

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Kagami. Powmax are known to be crappy PSU's. It most likely crapped out on you.
 

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iv recently had some bad computer luck. what happened is that my computer would shut off at random for no reason and the light on the front would blink untill i unplugged the power supply then it would stop id try again and the same problem would happen. now it doesnt even start it freezes while loading i think its because it doesnt have enough power to run the devices in my computer. does anyone know if this is my power supplies fault

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blinking could mean a few things including your computer shut down due to serious overheat, under powered, cpu failure, ...
is there dust inside your computer?
is there dust on the fans of your computer?
when you turn your computer on can you go into your bios and find an area that gives your temperatures, fan speed, voltage??????

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Hi guys, i just ordered a power supply and it came in with the P1 connector having only 19 wire /pin. It is missing 1 pin/wire. Is it suppose to be like that? Can I still use the power supply?

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anyone help?
 

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I'll be getting some new parts for my computer soon, but I'm not sure if my power supply will be able to take it all. This is what my system will look like:

OS: Windows XP Home 2005
Processor: AMD Athlon X2 6000+
RAM: 3 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA Geforce 7950 GT
Power Supply: 305 W

I know the supply is a little low, but my system is a bit 'barebones', just the normal stuff, nothing extra. So, is my power supply fine?
 

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I was wondering if there is a test I can run to see if my power supply is going bad or do I just have to wait until it craps out?

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They make power supply testers. I have seen them at Circut City and CompUSA.

What makes you think the power supply is gooing bad?

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Hello everyone ...

Although I am a huge PC enthusiast, I am building a different sort of machine that makes use of a typical PC Power Supply.

OK, I'll just admit it ... I'm making a food dehydrator ... and I need to rig some fans to facilitate airflow / convection.

Here's my idea: Use a powersupply, connected to several PC fans, to drive that airflow through the dehydrator itself.

My question: The main 20 pins connector (coming from the Power Supply) needs to have a jumper on some pins .... right? Which ones? How do I rig this puppy so it's stand-alone and powers the fans only?

Thanks!
 

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They are all posted on good power supply manufacturer sites... and in such books as Building and Repairing PC's.

The problem is that food properly handled in a dehydrator requires better, and more consistent airflow, and temperature controls, than any power supply I have seen can handle... leading to spoilage. You are likely to have quality control problems... no to mention insects.
 

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i have a year old HP pc.Pent 4 with a 250watt ps. i would like to upgrade the ps to a 350watt. i saw a 350watt antec at best buy but i am not sure if it is compatible with my pc. the clerk at best buy said something about checking for a reverse ground which can fry the pc. i called HP but they could not give me an answer. the ps i now have has 3 screws and 1 offset on the back if it means anything. the parts dept at HP said they dont sell power supplies.
thanks,franco
 

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I bought a new video card today, took it home and installed it. It didnt work because I need to connect it to my power supply Silly me The video card box says a 300W or higher power supply is recommended. Mine is only 250. My question is, can I use the video card with just 250Ws or is the 300Ws a must? If I need 300, can I just buy a 300W power supply or do I have to upgrade something else along with it?
 

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I am looking at new power supplies and was wondering if it pays to buy one larger than you need at this time?

Does a 550 watt power supply draw 550 watts all the time or only when needed? If they do not draw to their maximum capacity, it seems like it would be better to buy one larger than you need right now because the only cost would be the drive itself and not an increased electric bill and more heat.
 

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Does anyone here know if the talk I've been hearing about GF4 Ti's needing a minimum of 300 watt's with the power supply is fact or if it is some peoples idea of problems with compatability on certain systems? I went to the Dell and Gateway websites and they offer the 4600 in their systems that are powered by 250 watt supplys. I was hoping to find some facts on this. Also no reviews ever mentioned it.
 

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Everyone gets pretty confused about this. No, the card in itself does not require 300w, but will draw apx. 50w & up to 75w under load (extreme gaming) However, adding another 50w draw may tax your system, necessitating a 300w psu, or better.

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I'm getting a new power supply today. Was wondering if APC or CyberPower were good ones?
 

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I think that APC is pretty good. I don't know if CyberPower is that great; it seems some people have good experience with it and others don't.
good luck
kitty500cat
 

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