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Old 09-06-2006, 04:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi. Does anyone know if it is possible to replace a dell power supply with one made from a different company.

Im planning on rebuilding my desktop pc. I currently have a dimension 9100: xp sp2, 3.0ghz p4, 2gb ddr2 ram, 256mb ati radeon x850xt platinum edition, hdtv

I was hoping to buy a new bigger case, a new mother board, and 600w psu, and add my ram and hdd etc from my computer.

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Old 09-06-2006, 07:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For a while you couldnt even mixmatch dell psu's and mobo's. I would do it but thats just me.

i3 540 @ 3066 MHZ
4GB DDR3 1600 1T 9-9-9-28
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Old 09-06-2006, 08:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Dell uses a proprietary size, the connectors are the same for all PSUs, so if you're moving into a new case it won't matter.
MOBO:Intel 915GAG
CPU:Pentium 4 3.2 GHz
Memory:2x Samsung 512MB DDR 184-Pin PC3200
Hard Drive:Western Digital 200GB
Optical Drives:Lite-On DVD-RW Dual Layer Burner, Lite-On DVD-ROM
GPU:Sapphire X1900GT PCI-E
PSU:Ultra X2 550W ATX Modular
Case:Ultra Aluminus ATX
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Old 09-06-2006, 09:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you're replacing all that, it doesn't matter.

PCP&P makes PSUs for use with Dells.
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Old 09-07-2006, 01:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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cheers ill prob do it then cause i dont realy use my desktop anymore cause my laptop is much better.
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