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dabander 07-12-2008 08:16 PM

pwr supply
 
what if i put in an older one im my newer one?

KSoD 07-12-2008 09:32 PM

Re: pwr supply
 
Hello,

I am sorry what? What is it you are asking? Put a older what in a newer what? Need some info to be of help here.

Cheers,
Mak

carnageX 07-13-2008 03:35 AM

Re: pwr supply
 
He's asking what if he puts in an older power supply in a newer computer.

Well, what are the specs of the older PSU? What's the wattage/specs on the sticker on the side?

What's the specs of the newer computer?

Yek 07-13-2008 07:59 AM

Re: pwr supply
 
Yeah, we need some more info.
Generally putting an older PSU in a new computer does not cause any problems providing the wattage is high enough for the devices you are running.

As CarnageX said, give use the specs of the PC and all the info you can find on the side of the new + older PSU and we'll be happy to help you out.

Cheers,

~ Tkey

dabander 07-14-2008 01:26 AM

Re: pwr supply
 
:eek: ok. do psu's just quit because i put a less wattage in and it works. my old one was 500W and the new one is 450W.

[t..o..m] 07-14-2008 01:47 AM

Re: pwr supply
 
That sort of made no sense. But a 450W can be more powerfully than the 500W as it all comes down to the amps on the 12v rail.

dabander 07-14-2008 11:55 AM

Re: pwr supply
 
so is a less W more than a higher one? which psu W do i get?

i have and amd sempron 3000+, 1gb ram, 2 sata hd, dvd rom, cdrw, onboard video and audio and lan, floppy drive

dabander 07-14-2008 11:57 AM

Re: pwr supply
 
my 500W is dying so i used a 450W is that better?

Kharn 07-14-2008 12:43 PM

Re: pwr supply
 
It depends on what you are replacing it with, and what the orginal one was - as said before it's not the watt's that matter it's the amp's on the 12 vault rail.

KSoD 07-14-2008 01:56 PM

Re: pwr supply
 
Hello,

Check this thread:

http://www.techist.com/forums/f76/up...-guide-137927/

That will give you the best info on the quality of a PSU and how to compare them. Reading the STICKIES proves useful.

Cheers,
Mak


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