power supply?

By tn_joeysome ยท 4 replies
May 15, 2007
  1. will my dell e310 be able to run the Radeom X1550 if its puttin out 230 watts?
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Probably not without problems. There are also problems with some Dells... you may not be able to upgrade the power supply, depending on whether you hav a proprietary unit or not.
  3. tn_joeysome

    tn_joeysome TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    whats a proprietary unit?
  4. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    proprietary in this sense means that its not a standard spec'd unit you can buy at any shop..
  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    It means it was designed by Dell for this Dell product.
    You will need to remove their Dell Power supply and compare it spec by spec, and cable by cable with the one you choose to assure they are compatible.
    Sometimes it is the cable. Sometimes the +5v or -5V or 12V rail.
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