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Sony Switching Power Supply Upgrade


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#1 Crizz44

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 07:07 PM

I am looking to upgrade a Sony PCV-RS430G computer with a 400watt power supply. It has a 300watt 12v switching power supply #146870923. I can find the exact replacement, but I need a compatible upgrade.
I appreciate any help you can give. :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 December 2006 - 10:55 AM

I'd guess that the Sony PSU was a standard ATX model, but cannot confirm this on the web.

You may want to take a trip down to the local computer store. Measure the distances between the screws on the back, along with a drawing of the back of the PSU. You may also want to see how much free space is available between the PSU and the CD/DVD drives - the picture that I viewed showed it to be pretty cramped in there.
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Posted 26 December 2006 - 10:09 PM

Thank you, this is for my sister who lives out of state, but I will give her your advise. I have written to several power supply companies and they tell me they have no upgrade that will be compatible with that Sony model. I also spoke with Sony and they will not suggest any upgrade. We needed it for the new video card she purchased. Sony says to get a video card that will work with their 300 watt supply. They don't like to see you upgrade. Fortunately, the power supply they have is working just fine with the new upgraded video card. The video card required a connection from the power supply and we were afraid that would be a problem. But, so far we are in luck. But, if it starts having problems, she will just have to take in the power supply or measure it like you suggest. And yes it is very cramped inside. I love putting together my own systems, it eliminates all this mess. Thanks again for all your help ! You have given me a lot of great advice numerous times and I truly appreciate it. :thumbsup:




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