HP Compaq DC7600 Desktop Computer – Intel Pentium 4 3GHz, 2GB DDR2, 250GB HDD, Combo, Windows XP Pro
It has a "small form factor" and thus a weak power supply (240Watt) it will barely run the video card I added. Play a video and the computer turns off.
I bought a replacement "micro atx" power supply (350W) but it's still not the right shape. (the stock power supply is kind of L shaped)
I figured 'no big deal, I'll just mount the PS to the outside of the computers case. However, HERE IS THE PROBLEM.
Normal Power supplies have a main mother board plug (maybe 12 pins) and another 4 pin plug for the mother board. Mine has the normal 'main' mother board plug and a 6 PIN PLUG on the mother board.
I've tried two different power supplies that both have the same 4 pin plugs, but I NEED 6. What can I do? (run 2 power supplies?)
Could I keep running the stock power supply to the 6 pin plug and another 'new' PS for the main motherboard plug, hard drive, ext. I worry running 2 power supplies will fry the mother board do to grounding issues.
HP's tech support says there are no other power supplies to the sell that fit this machine. Anyone ever see a power supply like this?
Edited by cbbeast, 17 January 2011 - 11:41 PM.