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One of my PC's power supply has died.
Looking in my 'junk[sorry Spares] box I can find no match.
The label on the supply is not much help so I don't know what to look for as a replacement.
It is - 450 Watt with a MoBo connector 24pin plus a separate 6pin. and the usual array of Molex and others.
Any advice please
Can you post a pic of the label? Also a pic of that 6-pin connector. It should really have a 4-pin ATX connector instead. The 6-pin one could be to power a graphics card (PCI-E), but the 4-pin one is usually present by default.
It's most likely a standard PSU. What are its dimensions? Did it come out of a branded PC - e.g. Dell, HP, Acer, etc? G
Another thing - also tell us about your system spec, especially the graphics card model. A good 350-400W replacement may be good enough. G
Woody you and I have been around this forum and other places for you know that I know what the 'Big box at the top the tower was- what do you reckon I thought it was - somewhere to warm my hands? ;-}
Managed to de sypher the label it is a
Managed to track down a supplier on E-bay - but they do not go up to 450 Watt.
The MoBo plug is a standard 2 line strip- 24 pins plus a 6pin.
The Graphics card is NVidia- Quadro4
The PSU is standard and my 'junk'one screwed into the same place - simply wrong connector[20 pin]
That appears to be a standard PSU (made by FSP click here who make quality PSUs by the way), so any other standard PSU will be suitable.
If you have a 20-pin PSU, you could get an inexpensive 20-pin to 24-pin converter off eBay or Amazon click here (£2.14 incl del at time of posting). Your system doesn't seem too power-hungry (except the GPU?), so check the wattage on the 'junk' one & if it's 300W & above I would try this converter. Actually let me know the exact model of the Quadro4 & I'll try to find out how power-hungry it is.
"plus a 6pin" - this should actually be a 4-pin. Can you confirm? Does the 'junk' one have this 4-pin connector? What's its make & model number? G
The 4/6-pin connectors we're discussing, could also be an 8-pin one. This is a specialised connector, which certain motherboards require. What's your motherboard make & model number? Is it a server-type one by any chance? G
See below for a pic of the connectors and the MoBo
This machine is/was a special- salvage from a CGI studio when they had a refit.
2 small SCSCI hard drive- it was part of a network to a huge server
I use it solely for my photo work- no other apps or internet.
Can't I/D the Mobo - and of course the machine is dead cant run interrogation software to find out.
Yes, I thought as much. Thanks for confirming it.
Most modern PSUs now come with this 8-pin (or 4+4) connector as standard, as most desktop motherboards use it nowadays. You will still need to read the specs carefully before buying.
The system is unlikely to be very taxing, so a good quality 350-400W will do. My suggestions would be this Antec 380W EarthWatts click here. This Arctic Arctic Power 500W seems to be 'better' & cheaper, but the Antec is likely to run quieter & more efficiently, which will save you on electricity bills in the long run. G
Arctic Power 500W link click here. G
when you said what type, I could have said AT or ATX yes I always thought it was a hand warmer!!!!:)
But I did say it needs all the plugs for all the Hardware, a 20 pin is no good for a 24 pin board socket. that goes without saying
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