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What PSUs are compatible with my computer?

By joseywales09
Mar 26, 2006
  1. Hey everyone, I have been planning on upgrading my PSU for sometime but now with my new Graphics card I really want a new one. But I have a problem. I have an eMachine T3256 and I don't know what types are compatible with it. I have looked on the website but they dont tell me anything. Thanks for any comments.
     
  2. A_DOG73

    A_DOG73 TS Rookie Posts: 170

    What PSU do you have right now?
     
  3. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    I would say an atx, but uncertain??????
    I hope some more info comes up so someone can help.


    Best of Luck...
     
  4. joseywales09

    joseywales09 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 95

    I have a bestec 300W it works fine with my geforce 6600 but i need a new one n e ways.
     
  5. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

  6. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

  7. joseywales09

    joseywales09 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 95

    Ok thanks hopefully it will work with my computer.
     
  8. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    Well, that bestec PSU is a standard ATX psu, so I'd say it is safe to assume that it will fit in your case. The only part I am worried about is whether or not emachines is using any proprietary motherboard connections. I just did a bit of googling, and the best info I could find said that the "newer" emachines can use standard ATX psus no problem, but no specific info on your particular model.

    I'd go to their live chat: http://www.emachines.com/support/options.html and ask them directly to be sure.

    Assuming a standard ATX will work, here is a great one for $40. It has over 30amps on the 12v rails, and 400w of juice which will be PLENTY for your system:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104953
     
  9. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Spot-on DonNagual
     
  10. joseywales09

    joseywales09 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 95

    Thanks guys. Im not planning on getting one for about a month or so.
     
  11. joseywales09

    joseywales09 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 95

    Ok well I know that the one you showed me is compatible with a 20 and 24 pin connection in the mobo. But what I am worried about is if it will fit. My PsU is right above the CPU fan and it looks like I would have to unscrew it to remove the PSU. Any ideas, or suggestions?
     
  12. joseywales09

    joseywales09 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 95

    Please guys would you know of anything to do?
     
  13. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    You should be able to loosen the mounting screws from the outside, and slide it out (after you disconnected everything inside)
    It's the box on the top/left.
    Standard PSU size by the looks of it
    [​IMG]
     
  14. joseywales09

    joseywales09 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 95

    Ok thanks. Oh and by the way, does anybody have any ideas on how to keep track of where my connections were? As in putting them on a piece of paper or making a diagram.
     
  15. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    If you really want to be certain you don't miss a thing, and want to do it right the first time, you could by some labels (stickers) and tag everything before you disconnect. Just a thought.
     
  16. joseywales09

    joseywales09 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 95

    Hey thats a pretty good idea. I'll probably do that. Thanks Don
     
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