This is probably a pretty basic question for anyone in the know, but it's all new to me so hence this request for advice.
Having had problems with my old pc (see http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...93&hl=BSOD)
i ended up reloading Windows XP and things were just okay for a short while, then a smell of burning which turned out that the motherboard and power supply unit were dead. I ended up buying a new pc but still have the old one, and have decided to have a go at fixing it myself. Having acquired a replacement motherboard for next to nothing i now need a new power supply, and herein starts my problem i.e. what to buy?
The old PSU has a 20 pin connector to the MB but has no indication of manufacturer, just the following information on the label:
Switching power supply ATX-23C300W-C PIV
Maximum output power power is 300W
Voltage 115/230V; Vdc +3.3, +5, +12 and max DC output 14A, 30A, 15A
Current -7A/4A; -12, -5, +5SB
Frequency 60/50Hz; BLK GRN GRY
COM P-ON PG
There is also a sticker with a frontal view of a green frog image/logo, a warranty sticker with serial number D 2B147335 on it and another with a Pentium 4 logo. Approximate dimensions of the PSU are 14 cm long; 15 cm wide and 10cm high. Looking at the rear of the tower case the PSU is mounted at the top and has the connectors on the left and the fan on the right hand side of the unit
Is this enough information for anyone to suggest what i've got, and what it's direct replacement might be?
Incidentally, a friend has given me a used but working PSU of the same dimensions, but i'm not sure it's suitable as the fan and connectors are opposite positions to what i have and it's a different power rating, as ATX-350W P4 with AC input 220V-50Hz 4A and the fixing screw positions are located differently.