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Upgrading Power Supply (psu)


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#1 rsd79

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 02:09 PM

I have a HP pavillion with these motherboard specs:
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The power supply I want to buy is a Mios 500W:
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Here are more specs for the MIOS 500W PSU:

Supports Intel ATX 12V 1.3 and 2.03 Standard and AMD Processors

SATA Connector

PCI Express Connector

20 + 4 PIN Connector

Premium EMI/RFI power filtration system provides low noise/ripple for super clean and stable power.

10/6A 115V/230V 50-60Hz 500W



Will the PSU be compatible with the motherboard of my PC? There isn't that much information on the MIOS PSU in terms of specifications.
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Posted 15 September 2007 - 02:24 PM

You'd be better off with a better brand of power supply. I know this from experience. Sparkle, Seasonic, Antec to name a few. I'm sure others will post more choices
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Posted 15 September 2007 - 04:40 PM

Name brand is always best when it comes to PSU's. Keep in mind that some computer manufacturers use proprietary parts, your PSU may not be compatible. Check this before upgrading.

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 04:43 PM

I was also concerned about MIOS being so obsecure when I did a google search. Is Thermaltake considered a high end brand? Specifically this:
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Posted 15 September 2007 - 05:11 PM

Presently the standard power supply for HP/Compaq is made by Bestec, this power supply is a standard ATX form factor, so a good brand name will fit in most HP/Compaq cases. Like everyone else said, the power supply needs to be a brand name. Thermaltake is a great PS
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Posted 15 September 2007 - 06:10 PM

oldfart, you my friend are correct. I just checked the power supply and my HP PC has a Bestec ATX-300-12Z model. With a maximum output of 288W and 19 Amps at the +12V range. The video card I am getting, EVGA GEforce 7600 GS 256MB, requires a power supply containing min. 350W and +12V @ 18A(or higher).

Maybe, I should just upgrade to a more powerful Bestec model than the one currently in my machine? Like the one in this
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. The seller even mentions it as an upgrade for the ATX-300-12Z model, which is the current one in my machine. I believe I have found the right model. The only minor problem is that the output for +12V is a max of 18 amps. The video card I am getting, is a minimum req. of +12 @ 18A so it barely passes. I will probably go after some Bestec PSU in the +12V @ 20A(or higher) range for assurance. I also need to make sure it is PCI-E ready.

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 06:51 PM

I just looked at the one you gave the link to, downside: refurbished. upside price.

Look at this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817153023

It has the 18A on 12v that you need and is only 40. USD
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