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Old 07-27-2005, 11:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Dell PSU compatible with other MOBO's?

I have a Dell PSU from a P2, in1998. It worked fine with the dell but now that I hooked it into ASUS A7V-333 it doesn't do anything. the light in the MOBO doesn't come on when the ATX power clip is plugged into the MOBO. Could it be a bad MOBO battery?
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Old 07-27-2005, 11:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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might be too weak...i doubt the CMOS is bad...yet it is possible
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Old 07-27-2005, 11:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Probolly too weak, however Current dell PSU's are not compatable except for a few exclusions.

However yours is compatable (hey, im suprised it would have an ATX connector though) as dell did not make propertiary PSU's back than
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Old 07-27-2005, 11:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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****, did't check the wattage. just figured it would be enough, LOL. 200W
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Nope. 200W won't be enough for that monster...time for a new PSU...
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Old 07-28-2005, 12:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
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On the other hand if the light did not come on, you could have fried your mobo if my date is off over a year, it was 1998 or 1999 (I think 1999)

If that's the case, feel happy your motherboard did not pysically explode and hurt you
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Old 07-28-2005, 09:00 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Any suggestions on a new PSU? I have 1 thermaltake, 2 antec. Don't really notice much of a difference. what's the best bang for the buck?
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i know that the problem was solved but i've noticed on some dells that the 12 volt lines have been 7.7volts. It wasn't just one machine it has been a couple. That could also be a cause.

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Dell does stuff like put the 12 volt line where a ground was.

Thermaltake are defiantly the best bang for your buck PSU's, you dont need something really good for your computer, a cheap TT-420AD would be quite a bit more than your PC would need
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