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Want power supply for my studio 540 650 watts

Want to put a ati 4870 x 2 into my dell studio 540, need a compatiable power supply that will work. best buy doesnt sell them and dell i cant get a person that knows anything about upgrading rather than trying to sell me a hard drive when i want a power supply ??????????

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    Did you install a new power supply and has the computer worked fine since then. I bought the Best Buy equivalent of the Dell 540 in mid January and had BestBuy install a more powerful power supply because sales person pointed out standard 350 watt unit was not adequate. Computer worked fine and then about 2 weeks after purchase began to have occasional problems booting (error loading operating system) and rapidly developed many more problems (stating that product key for windows was invalid, later finding key to be valid, stating file system on drive C corrupt, file system fixed, file system corrupt, various window components crash, frequent blue screens of death.) BestBuy replaced hard drives but that did not help. Now BestBuy will next week replace mother board and memory. I wonder if the 650 watt Antec power supply damaged t hings. There seems to be confusion over whether it is safe to put a different power supply into the Studion 540.

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You can order a power supply online extremely cheap at this website

http://microcenter.com/

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