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Is the Antec EarthWatts 500-Watt ATX CPU Power Supply compatable with my HP pavillion a6238x?

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Should be.

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Yes you can whit no problem

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Yes. Exactly. You have found the problem.

http://support.gateway.com/s/pc/R/1009371/1009371nv.shtml

Uses an ATX form factor Power Supply. One that is common in a LOT of desktop computers. Readily available.

Gateway Support indicates there are three generic Power Supply makers, for the Power Supply in your computer,
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Whatever, Gateway.

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Power cabling is also a designator when referring to ATX.
The new Power Supply's on the market, cover ATX power cabling, and more.

This is an example of an economical, yet reliable, Power Supply, that will work,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4465483&CatId=1079

Has all the power cables you will need, plus more. Tie the unused power cables up out of the way. (USE plastic ties)
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No need to be.
1) A computer ONLY uses the power it needs, and NO more.
If you are surfing the internet, and the computer only needs a 100 Watts, it will ONLY use 100 Watts.

Playing an intensive game, or using an intensive program?
Could use the whole 500 Watts.

2) Will it harm your computer? No.
You could use a 10,000 Watt Power Supply, and it won't harm your computer. (10,000 Watt is an exaggeration)
Why?
Because a computer will ONLY use the power it needs, and NO more.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
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