Question about Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

1 Answer

Power supply is the unit size something I need to be really worried about

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 8 Answers

What you need to be concerned about with Power Supplies is the Wattage (The higher the better) and its "Form-Factor." A Form Factor is the general size and shape of the motherboard. The most commonly used Form Factor is ATX or Mini-ATX. I would reccomend figuring out what size your case is either ATX or Mini-ATX (Baby-ATX sometimes) and you should be able to decided whether the PS is too big. Too small isn't a problem as long as you can screw the unit in tight.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

EMachines 820 desktop


You can fit just about any motherboard in the case but would probably only consider an ATX or Micro ATX. ATX is the largest physical size mobo followed by the Micro. You wouldn't need to worry about anything smaller as they are more expensive anyway.
I would be inclined to replace the power supply also as that will be 'tired' and would probably struggle to power the new board. I never fit anything less than a 500 watt power supply. They're not that expensive anyway and it's always better to have power to spare than to be on the borderline.

Apr 25, 2015 | PC Desktops

2 Answers

I want to upgrade replacement motherboard, what type or measurements size should I try?


ATX is the largest physical size mobo followed by the Micro. You wouldn't need to worry about anything smaller as they are more expensive anyway.
I would be inclined to replace the power supply also as that will be 'tired' and would probably struggle to power the new board. I never fit anything less than a 500 watt power supply. They're not that expensive anyway and it's always better to have power to spare than to be on the borderline.

Apr 25, 2015 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Dell inspiron 560 power supply problem


This could be either power supply or motherboard problem. If the fans on the motherboard and power supply are spinning then it's probably the motherboard which you can check by removing the memory and unplugging the data lead off your hard drive. It should start beeping.
If not, then it's probably the power supply. They are easy enough to change - half a dozen plugs and four screws. I always replace standard power supplies with a 400 watt one. It will tell you the wattage on the label, I would add 100 to that figure and get that size or bigger - depending what's available.
It will not hurt to replace a 250 watt unit with a 500 watt unit so don't worry about that. It gives you room for expansion.

Jan 15, 2013 | Dell Inspiron 560 PC Desktop

1 Answer

The power button light on my dell pc is


You can install the power supply from another computer provided the wattage is equal to or greater than the original one.
The only problem you may have is the physical size og the power supply. The desktop computer power supply is usually larger in size to the smaller compact computers. You won't know until you remove the power supplies from both computers. You can also purchase power supplies from computer repair shops or on the Internet.

Jan 30, 2012 | Dell PC Desktops

1 Answer

My power button for my HP a410n desk top flashes and beeps when I try to turn it on. I removed the side panel, checked the memory stick to make sure it wasn't loose, put it in the second slot, and checked...


It can be an issue with the motherboard or the SMPS(power supply unit)...
You can remove the 24pin power cable plugged in the mother board and you can plug it back...
also try to remove the cmos battery and place it back in the motherboard...

The data that is stored on the Hard disk will never get erased, so you need not worry about your data...!

Feb 06, 2011 | HP Pavilion a410n (DQ174A#ABA) PC Desktop

1 Answer

The pink wire on the 24 pin motherboard power supply plug. This gives my original power supply 25 wires for that plug, I got an antec power supply and it is a 24 wire with no pink wire, do i have to have...


Not really, the best way to tell is to use it, no damage will come from something NOT being there, usually most PSU are compatible. In saying that though. HP are bad, for using proprietary "Bits" so you have to buy "Theirs" So check that it isn't just some wire that is used, for something. get a Service manual for your unit.
link below. http://www.nodevice.com/manual/Hewlett_Packard.html

Mar 07, 2010 | HP m1170n PC Desktop

1 Answer

I think my HP Pav powersupply is dead. When I plug it in and try to turn it on, nothing happens to the HD and computer except a green light flashes on the back of the power supply. It is a Bestec...


all atx powersupplies are generic-it dous not really matter what computer it comes from unless its a high end pc requiring loads of power-if your machine is intel you may need a supply with an extra twelve volt lead(two yellow and two black leads in a little block)-but for that pc i would just harvest a powerpack out of a dead machine

Feb 25, 2010 | Compaq PC Desktops

1 Answer

Am looking for a manual / schematic for an aopen atx z400 08f 350 watt power supply. I need to be sure of my connections (I'm not sure of at least two outputs) to my non-Aopen motherboard. I just bought...


ATX Motherboards and power supplys are standard the connections are the same however there are now 2 types an 20 pin and a 24 pin varient - the extra 4 pins supply extra power to the power hungrey motherboards needed for morder dual core processors and graphics cards - you can use a 20 pin connector on a 24 pin board but don't overload it with graphics and pwerful proccessor or it will fail, alternatively go toyou local PC hardware store or internet supplier and purchase a new PSU to the same spec as the board - your manual will tell you the minimum spec you should need. - it all depends on the combination of processor memory, grachics other bus cards (audio NIC etc) and how many peripherals (HDD's and CD/DVD/Blue ray you have in the unit if you worried look at the specs for each unit you have in your PC - add the wattage together and then ad at least 25% for overhead if your current PSU is with spec then just carry on - it is not advisable to go around and try and rewire a PSU not for the £20 it costs to replace it

Jul 06, 2009 | AOpen PC Desktops

1 Answer

When i turn on my emachines 420 at the mains, the led power light comes on, but it wont do anything else including turning on or off


Hello there,this sounds like a problem with your power supply unit inside the computer,emachines are always blowing there power supply because the one that comes with the computer just is not powerful enough.If you are confident enough around electrics you could nip into maplins buy a new psu for around £10 - £20(take the old one in and try to get one the same size and with the 3 pin kettle lead thing in the same place)if you cant dont worry you can make it fit somehow,dont worry about all the wires that are dangling about ,they are very easy to figure out where they go.I had a emachine computer a few year back the same thing happened so instead of scrapping it i thought i would try and fix it,you take the side of and it all looks complicated but believe me its a lot simpler then it looks(a bit like my boss really!)Anyway If you dont feel like you could give it a go then take it to the shop and they will fix it for you.If you need to know about anything else to do with changing the psu then let me know and i will talk you through it.Good luck.
Richie

Apr 28, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

1 Answer

Where can I find the spec of the ptgd-vx sony Vaio


Not sure really what you are asking.
As a general rule, I use a 350-400 watt power supply in my systems.
This is adequate power for most modern machines (gaming machines would be higher). The motherboard doesn't care what size power supply you put into the machine. It gets the same voltage from any of them. The power supply must have the proper power plugs to fit the motherboard, however. All modern power supplies will have what you need.
Check out your graphics card, too. It may require power from the power supply.

If this helps, be sure to rate the answer, please.

Mar 14, 2009 | Sony PC Desktops

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop Logo

Related Topics:

206 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell PC Desktops Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18297 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you a Dell PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...