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Old 07-16-2006, 04:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a proprietary compaq power supply is it wise to stick a different PSU in or will it fry the mobo? and y wounld it fry the mobo its just a friggin PSU from a different brand same connectors and everything.
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as long as the psu is the same form factor as the mobo and you'll be fine. the biggest concern is the place for the psu as you have mentioned it's a proprietary power supply the dimension might be different.
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whats a form factor? Im going to set the PSU on top of the case bcuz i kno it wont fit.
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form factor like AT, ATX, ATX12v you know things like that and AT form factor have two big cable to the mother board while ATX have one. i am saying the big one not the 12V one.
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my PSU has a 24-pin main connector and a 4-pin molex connector (i think thats what its called) its square 4-pin and plugs into the mobo too.
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I have a proprietary compaq power supply is it wise to stick a different PSU in or will it fry the mobo? and y wounld it fry the mobo its just a friggin PSU from a different brand same connectors and everything.
Its best to get a replacment Power supply from the computers manufacture. Unless it an E-Machine.

Cause, yes it can fry the motherboard.
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does form factor even matter if im gonna set the PSU on top of my rig?
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No it doesn't, but Like I said, you should get the replacement Power supply from the Computers manufacture. Most prebuilts have proprietary power supplies, this means the the 20/24 Connector Could be wired differently.
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and if i got a different one it could fry the mobo? ive searched everywhere for a replacement for my model bu there is none i dont think mine is proprietary because it mounts on screws not tabs.
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OK so ive read some old forums and found out that someone tried to put a diff PSU in my comp and it didnt work...its proprietary..so can i get a new mobo? how do i find out what socket my processor is?
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