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Old 09-09-2006, 01:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default how do i change my psu?

is there any thing that i needa look for wen im purchasing a new psu? like the connectors and stuff. and also is there any1 willing to give me a video tutorial of changing there psu? cuz i have no idea how to manage or where to connect everything.

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Old 09-09-2006, 02:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You should check out the stickies listed on the forums there are some guides that can help you with installing a CPU and a video showing you step by step.

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Old 09-09-2006, 10:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Purchasing the PSU depends on what make your computer is, if it is a Dell or a couple of the other OEM machines you will have to purchase the PSU from them as theirs are made to their specifications are not ATX compatible.

If your machine is ATX compatible I would just stick with a known brand name like Antec, Thermaltake, etc. If you aren't sure how much wattage you will need try using the power calculator here.

Installing the PSU isn't complicated, it will only go in one way, and the connectors will also only go together one way. If you think you're going to get confused just count the number of connections you have and make sure that you have the same when you finish.

The one thing that you do need to do first is unplug the PSU from the wall outlet, and turn of the off power switch on the PSU. The rest you should be able to figure out once you see what's in there.

Three last things, be careful not to dislodge anything while your playing around in there, you might even go so far as to make sure that all the boards and RAM modules are all seated properly before you close the case back up.

While you have the case open do a little house cleaning, blow it out with some canned not use your shop compressor!

Lastly, and most not play with the old PSU, there are capacitors inside that will retain a charge for a very long time and have enough power to hurt you.
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Old 09-09-2006, 04:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Okay. Thanks
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