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Old 01-05-2007, 02:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy PSU upgrade


I don't kno whether people have seen my other topic "IBM thinkcentre a50/s50 case" but im still in the search n ways to upgarde my pc, specs:

2.66 Ghz celeron D
512 mb pc2700 ram
onboard intel extreme 2 graphics
40 gb harddrive

i have found a decent PCI graphics card, but this needs a 300w power supply, an mine is a mere 200w. I have heard of reports saying you do not always need the required amount, but this seems to stretch it? Is there any way i can upgrade the power supply? this is the pc:

IBM thinkcentre a50/s50

and here are pics:

thanks for any help


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Old 01-05-2007, 03:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not sure, but you might need a special PSU made by IBM... It's called proprietary parts. And one reason why branded PC's suck.

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Old 01-05-2007, 03:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ye, ive thought of that, but it being an older pc, i dont know whether they would make replacement parts / higher power parts for the same machine, also do they sell them or just send replacements under warranty, (which none of us have)
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