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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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Changing out power supplies is not that difficult task. Upgrading to a 550 Watt power supply would be a good idea because it will give you more power than you need at the moment. You can google the power supply with the word problems with it and see what comes up. The main thing to be sure of when selecting a new power supply is to make sure that you get one with the appropriate connectors for your hard drive, motherboard and processor. For example if you have a SATA Hard drive then you will need a PSU that has SATA power connectors. Most newer power supplies (PSU) have these. The box should list what connectors it has.
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
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.
Posted on Mar 03, 2011
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