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OCZ 1010W Gamexstream Power Supply becomes unstable when i upgraded my graphics card from a Nvidia 8800gtx to a nvidia 280 1gb. It keeps losing the device on startup and has to keep re-installing the device. I have taken my sound card out (x-fi fatality) but it makes no difference. When i put the 8800gtx back in, the system becomes stable again! The atx 20 pin to the mobo has a 4 pin next to it... i don't know if that is supposed to be plugged in also. Please help. IP35 pr abit Mobo q6600 2.4 o/c'd to 3.3 3 gigabytes of 1066 ram Nvidia 280 1x 500gb hitachi sata2

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  • jimsbusa Dec 26, 2008

    Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou..My problems is fixed, just plugged the 4 pin next to the 20 pin, re-installed the graphics card and hey presto..Sorted!!. I wish i had found this sight sooner. It is now saved as one of my favourites.

    Thanks Again


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Yes it should be plugged in also!

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I want to change the power of my XPS420. Actualy,L375P00 (375w) i search a power with 450w minimum. Can you give me one or more references. Thank.

Sure patrice_gray.

1) The form factor of the Dell XPS420's power supply is an ATX form factor.

(The term Form Factor actually refers to Motherboards, but has been used for computer parts such as the Power Supply, and the computer case)

The ATX form factor for an ATX power supply is approximately 6 inches Wide, 5-1/2 inches long, and 3-1/2 inches tall. (6 X 5.5 X 3.5 inches)

The stock 375 Watt PSU (Power Supply Unit) is held in the computer case by 4 Philips head screws, (back side), and two metal clips.
With the new PSU you can just use the 4 screws.

450 Watt minimum?
Know this; A computer ONLY uses the power it needs, and no more.
If you installed a 10,000 Watt unit, and the computer only needed 100 Watts, it would use ONLY 100 Watts. (Typical power consumed by a desktop computer when surfing the internet)

Do I assume that you're going to install a better graphics card?
If so why not avoid hassles in the future, and install an economical PSU that will be ready for future upgrades?

I would recommend an OCZ StealthXStream 600W.

1) If the temperature of the PSU is kept at, or lower than 118.6 degrees Fahrenheit ,(48.2 Celsius) the PSU is capable of putting out 736.2 Watts reliably,

(The above is the 9th page of the article. Here is the 1st page,

2) It has all the power cables you'll need. (Click on the Details tab)

3) It has a 120mm fan mounted on the bottom, and mesh on the back. Better airflow through the computer case.

4) The price. The one in the link is a Re-certified unit.
This means the power supply was sent back to the factory to be tested to their specs. Once found to be good, it is re-certified as a good unit.
(Could be someone bought the unit, and didn't want it. Newegg then sends it back to the factory to be checked out. They don't want to sell a bad power supply)

Dell Support, XPS 420 main page,

You may find - Removing and Installing Parts - helpful.

BEFORE you begin:
Computer unplugged from power, observe Anti-Static Precautions.

Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity. Static will fry out (Short Circuit) the hardware components inside a computer.
Relieve your body of Static before working on your computer.

Computer unplugged from power, and on a table, computer case open.
TOUCH the metal frame of the open computer case BEFORE reaching inside the computer.
IF you walk away then return, be SURE to touch the metal frame again.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

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I have a 275 watt power supply and a 16 bit graphics card slot is it possiable to play a game such as fallout on my computer?

no its not possible. 450 watt power supply and about 1GB graphic card will do. and also upgrade your processor to new ones. try this link it will help you..

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I just bought a new pc. It worked in the store. I also purchased a graphics card and power supply upgrade. I switched out the components exactly as they were. I now have no power. what might be cuasing...

either the graphic card is not compatible or the power supply that you changed is not fit for the motherboard....
check this
1 switch on the machine....if u can view / hear the fan on the power unit at the back of the PC running then the power unit is working.
2 do u get any msg or charecter on the screen when you power on the manchine ? if yes then the graphic card is the issue....
3 the cables inside the PC that you connected of the power supply are not properly joined in the MB

well at the last i will ask if the PC was new why did u make an upgrade....u could have bought a better PC with the extended features ??? well that's ur choice...!!!

ok then....
just put back the original power supply and original graphic card to c if it works now....
then let me know pls...

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check you power cable and extension socket for steady power supply. if it is ok, consider plugging it into another outlet. if that fails, check your memory card. if you have more than one card installed, consider taking one out and restarting with one. if it fails, swap it with othe on and the othe out. if it fdails, take out the C-MOS battery from the motherboard and replace it after 2 or more minutes. restart the system.

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watts is very small impulses of current, volts is a stead powerful current. If you are going to upgrade your power supply you just want to upgrade the watts to the next biggest which is 500watts.

Here is a link to a wattage caluculator to tell you how much you should have:

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If you were measuring the voltage right then it seems like a power supply problem. Make sure you are measuring voltage potential with respect to common ground. Meaning the black wires on your meter probe is on the metal body of the PSU.

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