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Old 11-19-2008, 11:30 AM   #1
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Default Psu changing

my PSU blew and i was wondering if a could exchange it from this older computer i have.

i believe, but am not sure, that the one that blew was 230v and the one i want to put in is 240v,
but i don't know much about PSU's

will that make a difference

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Old 11-19-2008, 11:52 AM   #2
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If you are talking about watts and not volts, then the 240 should work just fine as long as the mounting holes and wiring/connectors are the same.
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It depends what style the older PSU is... If it is an AT/ATX ect...

(and as Atmomic is correct what are you referring to watts or volts?, read the side label of the PSU)
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:24 PM   #4
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He's talking about volts (He edited his post)
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:28 PM   #5
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i'm not to sure, the one i'm replacing says 115v/230v 450w and the one i'm replacing it with is from a manufacured computer so i don't know too much about it all i could find was a sticker that said its 240v
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It should be fine. Most modern PSU's auto-switch the voltage shizz...
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:32 PM   #7
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ok if i fry it its your fault.












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Old 11-19-2008, 12:36 PM   #8
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How about a little more info on the computer itself. The older PSU might not have enough "juice" to power the newer system.
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:44 PM   #9
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the older computer is an emachine and i believe i just found out it might be 300w. specs
1.8GHz AMD Sempron 3100+ processor
512 ram
100 gb hd
don't know mother board

and the one i want to put it into is somelike
intel dualcore 3.6
4gb ram
readon something not too high end
and some asus motherboard

edit its a foxconn

i would have more info but i can't get it to turn on
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:59 PM   #10
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If you're in Europe, it's fine, if you're in the US, the PSU won't work.
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