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Old 08-21-2006, 03:14 AM   #11 (permalink)
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ive seen other posts just like this
sometimes do a google search for something like
"Compaq Presario 5320US proprietry power supply"

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Originally posted by welsh
whats a proprietary PSU??? Because ive got a friend with a compaq whos upgrading his PSU, hasnt ordered it but hes upgrading to a Ultra X-Finity 500-watt and id rather not be the one to fry his computer.
Proprietary parts are parts that are made specifically for use with that model/company. Dell does it alot too, so basically if you need to get a new part, most of the time you need to get it from them. I guess it's a smart business move but for the customer it's more of a pain than anything. I don't see why a new PSU would fry everything aslong as it's not way over the previous voltage though.

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