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Power supply help

By Chappu
Jun 28, 2007
  1. Is there a certain type of power supply i need to buy or are they all the same?, cause just bought a new graphics card and since i have installed it my sound has been messed up, using ventrillo mainly,its skips alot and will start to buzz. I think this is because i dont have enough power. Only 170w power supply in there now, can u guys help me select a newer 1 thaqt is cheap.
     
  2. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Guru Posts: 363

    170w is pretty low.

    Probably need some more details on the system - processor, Vid Card etc

    Is it in an ATX case? ie your everyday Upright type Case? that will make things a lot easier as Power Supplies are pretty standard for these and you can pick one up anywhere.

    The Desktop - ie Horizontal - Cases are often much harder to get PSU's for as they are generally physically smaller.

    If you get a "Name Brand" PSU, like an Antec etc, you'll be much better off than with a "Yum Cha" one.
     
  3. Chappu

    Chappu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    Yea i have a simple old dell that im working on, Dimension4400, can u help me pick out a new Power supply thats cheap.
     
  4. Chappu

    Chappu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    Anyone? need a little help with this.
     
  5. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    Go to newegg.com and buy any PSU with overvoltage protection thatt is ATX form factor, it will be better than your current PSU.
     
  6. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    I don't know if you want this one, but it is a recommended replacement for your 4400. Anyway it will give you an idea of what to look for, diagrams,etc.

    http://www.power-on.com/atx250dl.html
     
  7. Chappu

    Chappu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

  8. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  9. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

  10. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    If 170W is enough to even BOOT the system 350w-400w is an extreme overkill, the 250w should do fine but FSp is a better brand.
     
  11. Chappu

    Chappu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

  12. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 TS Rookie Posts: 373

    You can use a powersupply supplied from a different manufacturer, you do not need a factory Dell powersupply and even if you got one from Dell, it just has there named stamped on it, they didn't make it either.
     
  13. wilfish4774

    wilfish4774 TS Rookie

    I have been in a simular position before concerning computer power supply questions. The best website that I have found is jonnyGuru.com. .
     
  14. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    The psu I linked you to in post #6 is not the preferred replacement. Power On has the generic versions (ATX) and are cheaper than the PC Power+Cooling "preferred" versions. You get what you pay for and skimping on your psu may cost you more in the long run than the $ you will save now.
    That's a decision only you can make.
     
  15. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

  16. Chappu

    Chappu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    Can one of u just pick a PSU out for me.. pls
     
  17. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    Could you tell us what graphics card you have, please?
    Can't give specific advice without specific information.
     
  18. sghiznaneck

    sghiznaneck TS Maniac Posts: 403

    Agree with kpo 6969. Without knowing what gpu you have, it's tough to match a psu that will optimize that hardware.
     
  19. Chappu

    Chappu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    Im using the Radeon 9600 pro Atlantis
    I guess its Agp 4x/8x or w/e dont know much about this stuff.
     
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