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Replacing a Power Supply!


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#1 cap2587

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 01:46 PM

I am trying to replace a Power Supply in a friends PC. His system is very old and runs windows 98. I'm assuming his issue is the power supply as it is completely dead when the power cable is connected and does nothing when you power it on. How do I decide on a suitable Power Supply to buy. Here is what the old Power Supply says:

400W, 12V ATX Intel, Intel P4. Power Supply 4.
AC Input 115V-230V
10A/6A 60/50 Hz.

I looked on New Egg and think that this power supply( see link below) would be compatible. Could someone double check this for me and tell me what out of the above specs is important when choosing a replacement power supply. Thanks for the help.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817139008

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 02:22 PM

Knowing the make/model of the computer will help with this but, if the machine uses a standard 400W ATX power supply then what you have picked on Newegg.com should be more than sufficient.

Only other reason to go higher wattage would be multiple peripherals installed inside the computer ( second hard drive, high-end video card, etc. ).

Good Luck,

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