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Old 11-16-2006, 07:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm hooking everything into my new motherboard and I want to be sure the power supply I have will work.

I'm using an Intel Pentium D 840 3.2GHz mobo and a power supply that came with the computer. The computer was using an AMD motherboard so I've had to get a new video card because Intel's mobo's don't have AGP slots etc. and I want to know this power supply will work with an Intel mobo. Would all power supplies work with new motherobards or do I need to check for a specific compatability?

The Intel Pentium D's product guide says:

Power Supply Requierments
Platform Compatibility Guide

05B - 12V2 rating of 16 A continuous and 19 A peak current for 10ms

05A - 12V2 rating of 13 A continuous and 16.5 A peak current for 10ms

04B or 04A - ATX12V (version 2.0 or greater) compliant Power Supply.

My power supply says ATX 12V on it. A google search for it's product # brought me to


Would this power supply be capable of working with my new mobo?

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Old 11-16-2006, 08:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes and no, It depends on the power supply your using now.
Not knowing this information i would say No, because the Power supply you linked is only 420 Watts continious and 13 Amps on the 12V rail, However I really want to know the specs of your current one, it may turn out that you don't even need a new one.
Quality wise I would also say no.

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It would work, but I wouldn't trust it for long.
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