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Old 06-06-2004, 06:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My old computer died on me, so I got a new one HP a550y .The power supply is only 250, I took my old power supply 300 watts (just got it before my computer died) and put it in my new computer nothing happen.

I posted this question on another forum and got this answer (In many HP's, you can only use a proprietary HP power) I was hoping not to go through HP to get a 300+ watts , money is a little tight, there’s got to be another way.

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Old 06-06-2004, 07:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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if the computer works fine then dont worry about the small power supply

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Old 06-06-2004, 07:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally posted by AndrewtheGreat
if the computer works fine then dont worry about the small power supply
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Old 06-06-2004, 11:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The thing is I have a Ti 4600 128 mb video card that I can not use with 250 watts
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Old 06-06-2004, 02:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i wouldn't worry much about the hp thing i started out with an A250N and now its in a new case and i have a 430 watt power supply and i havent ran into any problems at all.
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Old 06-07-2004, 05:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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DyNaStY336 I would like to know if there is a power supply out there I could use,The 300 watt out of my old computer wont work,I had just got 2 weeks before my old computer died.Can someone tell me if there is anything I could do.
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Old 06-07-2004, 07:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It should work with no problems check your conections and make sure everything is connected securely. Then again it may be that your power supply went bad and thats what killed your other system.Theres a PS Tool at CompUSA ,BestBuy,Circuit City .Pick 1 up and test the PS. It should work fine, ive swapted out dozens of PS and Cases of Dell,Gateways,Sony`s etc... with no probs

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