Replacing PSU question...

By robertinla
Mar 9, 2007
  1. Hi, I am planning on upgrading my graphics card and, as a result, I need to replace my PSU in my computer, which is an HP d4100e desktop, AMD 64 x2

    My current PS is 350w.

    I am looking at a 500-600w PSU. I contacted HP with regards to this and they replied with the following:

    "The internal component are tested and designed to work with the rated power supply, We do not recommend the user to upgrade the power supply unit as it may result in hardware damage of Motherboard. It is highly recommended to install the same rated power supply unit in case of replacement."

    Am I screwed? Or, is this just their way of covering their butts in the highly unlikely chance that something goes wrong?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 475

    HP powersupplies are not propriatary so you can replace it no problem.
    I have found this is good for video upgrades on HPs:
    They are efficent, affordable, redaly avalible (many local PC shops and places like Staples carry them), and are verry good quality (manufactured by SeaSonic).
    If you need more power (unlikely unless your running Sli or more than 5 drives)
    try one of these:
  3. robertinla

    robertinla TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the info and links. A great help!
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