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yacobito 01-05-2009 11:11 AM

Upgrade Power Supply Dell 4300s
 
Hello All,

I have an older computer that I am playing around with, and want to upgrade the video card on it. No problem there, I found a low profile AGP card to fit the Dell 4300S, but I need a better power supply. The standard power supply is only 180W. I have done a lot of searching, but nothing has come up that is useful. I could replace it with a Dell 210W, but that doesn't buy me much. I was looking for something that is 300W at least.

The problem is that it has this Dell odd ball shape

http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...00s/techov.htm

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Many thanks.

Jacob

stratusdodge 01-05-2009 11:35 AM

Re: Upgrade Power Supply Dell 4300s
 
Nobody knows what you want and that link doesn't even work.

yacobito 01-05-2009 11:39 AM

Re: Upgrade Power Supply Dell 4300s
 
Link


I want a power supply that is greater that 210W that will fit into a dell 4300s case.

JogaBonito1502 01-05-2009 03:23 PM

Re: Upgrade Power Supply Dell 4300s
 
What video card is it? You may not need a PSU.

disturbed13 01-05-2009 03:42 PM

Re: Upgrade Power Supply Dell 4300s
 
i would say that its all about a peace of mind thing
like just so that he knows that he has enough power to run everything
instead of crossing his fingers and it not working
all of the dissapointment would be avoided
right?

i say you get that better one from dell
and see if that works
if it doesnt you would be better off investing in an aftermarket case
and PSU
then just swapping the old parts into a new case
and taking it from there

Atomic Rooster 01-05-2009 03:44 PM

Re: Upgrade Power Supply Dell 4300s
 
There isn't much you can do then to buy the 210W power supply. There are no aftermarket power supplies that will work in that case.

As Joga suggested, depending on the video card, you may not need a more powerful unit.

MNI-SmellyCakes 01-05-2009 04:00 PM

Re: Upgrade Power Supply Dell 4300s
 
Ok, if you have a power supply w/ the dimensions of 5.9x5.5x3.3 (inches) in any order or place...you have the exact dimensions of my dell psu that i just upgraded. (500W)

here's the link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341012

works and runs great

Atomic Rooster 01-05-2009 04:17 PM

Re: Upgrade Power Supply Dell 4300s
 
Sorry but that wont work MNI-SmellyCakes. The one in his Dell is made for that case only.

This is what it looks like:
http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/2...supplyncq6.gif

MNI-SmellyCakes 01-05-2009 04:24 PM

Re: Upgrade Power Supply Dell 4300s
 
Ohh damn, you might..just might be able to get an overpriced one from Dell.

Idk though. Good luck.

rohan23 01-05-2009 04:32 PM

Re: Upgrade Power Supply Dell 4300s
 
Why don't you just buy a new case that already has a power supply in it? You're going to spend a lot to purchase a new power supply from Dell. Might as add a few more dollars and get a new case as well.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...d&Order=RATING


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