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Power supply need a 600+ watt power supply for my gateway gt5656 computer. is that possible?

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Yes, it uses standard power supply, so you can buy a 600+ watt power supply and it will work.

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the wattage is not really important unless you have an after market graphics card on it. as a matter of fact, the higher, the better, but what does matter is the voltage, there is a red and very small switch on the back of the power supply, it either reads 115v or 220v, if it is set to 220, then just switch it to 115v and problem should be solved. if your power supply is out however, you can order a cheap, but good one off ebay for around 15 dollars, just go search dynex power supply, and the correct one for your computer should come up(atx form factor). its the same brand that best buy used to sell for a lot cheaper. you might want to double check other stuff to like making sure the power supply cable is pushed in all the way to the power supply because even if its slightly loose, it won't turn on, or if you know how, open the computer up, and unplug the power switch cable, and with a screw driver test to see if direct connection will turn the computer on (where the switch goes connected to the motherboard, there are pins, just touch two of them at a time with a screwdriver until you've tried every next to each other set, if it does turn on like this then your button might be damaged, and this shouldn't damage your motherboard in any way, just be gentle), those are the two reasons i can think of why your computer won't turn on. well the very worse case scenario would simply be a bad motherboard, which the only way to test that is to have it professionally tested. but if you do get a new power supply, its simple to switch out, just unplug all of the cables going from the old power supply to everything on your computer which would be the motherboard(should be a wide one and possible a square one), harddrive(s), dvd-drive(s), any expansion cards like graphic or sound card, then remove the 4 bolts on the back of the power supply, and remove it threw the side of the case, and to install the new one, simply go vice versa. hope this helps, and remember, you need an ATX form factor power supply, that is what matters the most. good luck.

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After i turn on my gateway model GT5404, the three fans turn on for 3-5 seconds, then stop spinning and my system does not turn on

Yes. Exactly. You have found the problem.

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,
Delta, HiPro, and Bestec. (Same one's for HP too)

Indicates the form factor is uATX/BTX.
Whatever, Gateway.

An ATX Power Supply's case dimensions are approximately -
6 Inches Wide, 5.5 Inches Long, and 3.5 Inches Tall.

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,

Has all the power cables you will need, plus more. Tie the unused power cables up out of the way. (USE plastic ties)
Concerned it is a 500 Watt unit, and not a 300 Watt unit as came with your computer?

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)
Because a computer will ONLY use the power it needs, and NO more.

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Computer manuel for gateway DX4860-UB32P

Gateway Support > Gateway DX4860 series of Desktop PC's > Main Support page,

On this page click on the User Guides tab.

(Drivers, BIOS, Applications, Patches, Support Documents, Top Answers, User Guides)

Then on Generic User Guide.

Other than that you may be referring to a MOTHERBOARD MANUAL. Not available, however;

Click on Specifications;

1) All the Processor options listed, use the same processor socket;
the LGA 1155,

2) Motherboard has an Intel H67 motherboard chipset,

C) Ram Memory;
Up to 16GB's of DDR3 Sdram, that operates at a frequency rate ('Speed'), of 1333MegaHertz.

4GB ram memory modules ('Stick') in the four ram memory slots, is 16GB.

However NOT a good idea.

With the Nehalem architecture you NEED to use 3 ram memory modules, (The Sandy Bridge architecture is an evolution of the Nehalem architecture),

From the above,

"The memory controller integrated on Nehalem-based processors, provides three memory channels, i.e., it is capable of accessing three memory modules at the same time, IN PARALLEL, in order to improve performance.

In THEORY triple-channel architecture provides a 50 PERCENT increase of available bandwidth, compared to a dual channel architecture running at the same clock rate."

The above is from Gabriel Torres, author.

From me;
Note the words used, "In THEORY".

From extensive testing by another website, it was found long ago, that dual channel architecture does NOT increase ram memory performance by much.

THEORY was that using two LIKE ram memory modules, would increase ram memory performance up to 30 PERCENT.

From extensive testing, (MANY motherboards, processors, and ram memory modules), and another website, it was found the actual increase is more like ONE to TWO percent.


In otherwords looks good on PAPER.

(Be aware that Gabriel knows it is theory also. That is why it is stated as T-H-E-O-R-Y. Gabriel is VERY INTELLIGENT. The theory stated is from Intel, not Gabriel.
Gabriel, as I do also, knows it is just ON PAPER. Doesn't really work that way in reality)

Read on down through the article from this intelligent person, and you will find out more, about why you should use THREE ram memory modules, in comparison to using FOUR, in all four ram memory module slots.
{ Luv ya Gabriel! You are THE tech! }

D) Graphics: Intel HD Graphics,

Since all of the Intel Core i processors listed, use the Sandy Bridge architecture, the Intel HD Graphics, is HD Graphics 2000,
(DESKTOP processors),

It's just Integrated Graphics, anyway.
(Integrated graphics is also known as OnBoard graphics.
ON the motherBOARD)

There is a PCI-Express x16 expansion slot, however.
A PCI-Express graphics card can be used.

TWO things;
1) I would use a PCI-Express 2.0 graphics card, and not a PCI-Express 2.1, or 3.0 graphics card.

2) The Power Supply is 300 Watts. BETTER, to bump it up to an economical, reliable 600 Watt unit, { It is an ATX unit }, if you are going to use a graphics card.

{ Does indicate 500 Watts full power, but this is FULL power, and may also be another option, than the 300 Watt Non-PFC unit.
A different power supply, option.

It is better to have a power supply, that can put out at LEAST 10 percent more power, than what is needed. Power supply lasts longer as it doesn't have to strain }

Just ONE example,

{Be aware that a computer will ONLY use the power it needs, and NO MORE. Just because you have a 600 Watt power supply, does NOT mean the computer will use 600 Watts all of the time.

Surfing the internet? About 100 Watts.
Playing an intensive game? 600 Watts }

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