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PSU for Dell 5150

  1. i am not sure if this is the right forum but could any one tell me a site where i could get a 500+ psu for a dell 5150 in the uk if possible most us sites dont post abroad i would be very grateful
     
  2. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    Is it the slimline model, or the standard?

    The service tag will help identify the exact model, as the case depends on what options you have.

    I would recommend you order from either:

    www.overclockers.co.uk
    www.ebuyer.com
    www.scan.co.uk

    I've used them all, and they're all recommended by me.
     
  3. alanjamesviper

    alanjamesviper TS Rookie Topic Starter

    a standard model i have found one on ebay 680 w fr dell psu oem item number 150597001379 would this be comptable
     
  4. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    I need your service tag to tell you if it would be compatible.

    If you have a standard case, and standard ATX PSU, any ATX PSU will be absolutely fine.

    Why exactly are you looking to replace it?
     
  5. alanjamesviper

    alanjamesviper TS Rookie Topic Starter

    service tag 5m4cc2j the reason i wish to change psu is when playing some games eg battlestar gallactica online x3 tc in main battles computer freezes and slows down
     
  6. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    The PSU is unlikely to have anything to do with that unless you have upgraded the components and are starving it of power, in which case it would likely just die on you.

    Assuming you haven't change the original specification, you have a Pentium D930, 1GB DDR2 (533MHz) and a Radeon X300 SE with 128MB dedicated RAM.

    That is likely your reason for slow down, the games will be stuttering, slowing down and freezing because the intensiveness of the games are overwhelming your processor, RAM and graphics card.

    Changing the power supply will make no difference to that I'm afraid to say.
     
  7. alanjamesviper

    alanjamesviper TS Rookie Topic Starter

    they have been upgraded 3gb ram and x1650 pro 512 radeon graphics card
     
  8. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    I still doubt the X1650 will give it much ooomph, but I'll let others comment on that.

    My advice is to wait and not purchase a PSU yet, because its unlikely thats the issue. In the meantime, whats the total wattage of your PSU?
     
  9. alanjamesviper

    alanjamesviper TS Rookie Topic Starter

    305 watt x1650 requires 350+ ithink
     
  10. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    I think you'd be pushing it, but the issue isn't lack of power, its lack of GPU performance.
     
  11. alanjamesviper

    alanjamesviper TS Rookie Topic Starter

    what do you advise then
     
  12. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    Lets see what others think, but I think you're looking at least at another GPU, and a new PSU - though another issue entirely is how far you can go with a Pentium D before you begin to bottleneck it, therefore losing any performance gain.

    I'm sure others will chime in with their views soon enough - It would be wise to listen to others before making a decision as well.
     
  13. alanjamesviper

    alanjamesviper TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for the advice i will wait to see what others think
     

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