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Old 01-18-2006, 08:50 PM   #1
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Ok guys I need help with my PSU. I just checked my PSU out and it is standard ATX size. That means it is 6"x3.5"x5.5". Now my computer is a sony and I have been reading on places like the sony forums that sony makes its PSU's a little smaller than standard size. But wait, why does mine have standard size dimensions? Can someone help me out with that and tell me if I can indeed upgrade my PSU? If I can, I checked my BIOS and I am going to list everything about temperatures and volts. NOW, THIS IS WHERE I ALSO NEED YOUR HELP? If I buy a new power supply will my computer malfunction? I have a 1.7 ghz pentium 4 processor and 512 mb of ram. Will my motherboard burn out if I put a new power supply in? The reason I am upgrading my power supply is because I want a good video card. My PSU's wattage is only about 250 watts. So I am looking to get a 400-500 watt power supply replacement that is ATX size if indeed I can put one in that fits and wont burn out my mobo. So here are the temps and volts. These are around what they show(Because as you know the temps frequently change but it is around the temps i post). It is like within 5 degrees difference either way.

MB Temp: 26.5C/79.5F
CPU Temp: 38.5C/101F
CPU Fan Speed: 4753 RPM(Also close to the average)
Power Fan Speed: 2220 RPM

Vcore Voltage 1.6v
+3.3V voltage 3.2v
+5V voltage 5.0v
+12V voltage 11.6v
-12V voltage -12.3v

Now with that first let me know if I can put a standard ATX power supply in there. If I can will it burn out anything in my comp. Next can you guys help me find a good power supply for under $70.00 that is between 400-500 watts. Thank guys I appreciate it. Please reply ASAP. Thanks.


P.S. ALSO WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ATX AND ATX12V? COULD I GET AN ATX 12V WITH MY SYSTEM? WHICH MODEL TYPE WOULD BE BETTER?
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Old 01-18-2006, 11:44 PM   #2
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anybody?
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Old 01-19-2006, 09:38 AM   #3
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can somebody please help me?
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Old 01-19-2006, 10:40 AM   #4
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Check how many pins the cable that goes from the psu to the mobo has. (the big one) If it's 20 or 24 pins then u are fine, if it's something else then most likely u are screwed.

If it's 20 or 24 any psu that u buy should work, because as far as I know all of the modern ones use either a 20 or a 24 pin cable, and u can get converters (if the mobo has 20 pin and the psu has 24 u can make the psu's 24 into 20 with a converter)

If ur psu is standard size then any other standard size psu will fit there.

And the new psu will not harm ur computer in any way. Unless sony has put some bomb in there which explodes when u change a piece of hardware
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Old 01-19-2006, 10:51 AM   #5
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Are u sure it wont harm my mobo or any other part? Because if it does ruin it, my dad WILL NOT let me get a computer for 9 months. Because that is when I can get my good computer. I need to be absolutely positive nothing will happen.
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Old 01-19-2006, 12:42 PM   #6
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the psu is not going to harm ur computer in any way. Unless it is faulty and the fuse (if there is one) and the overload preventing systems thingy won't work as they should. If all that happens then it might short the mobo, and maybe some other parts too.

But u should be safe, and replacing the psu is also quite an easy & safe process, u don't need to touch the mobo etc alot.
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the psu is not going to harm ur computer in any way. Unless it is faulty and the fuse (if there is one) and the overload preventing systems thingy won't work as they should. If all that happens then it might short the mobo, and maybe some other parts too.

But u should be safe, and replacing the psu is also quite an easy & safe process, u don't need to touch the mobo etc alot.

Lol!! Careful you get him panicing.

It wont make up blow up, evan if It did you could prob claim another computer, or alot of money from the company.

But dont worry, it shall be fine
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Old 01-19-2006, 01:26 PM   #8
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Sorry about this post. Just refer to post #9(The one right under this).
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Old 01-19-2006, 01:27 PM   #9
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Ok well what is the difference between ATX and ATX12v? Does it matter which one I get? Also is it good to have overload protection and overvoltage connection? Also what is ATX 2.01 or ATX 2.0?
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Old 01-19-2006, 06:22 PM   #10
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Would this one be good?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148005
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