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    to replace the powerman FSP300-60GT

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I personally use an Enermax.
Enermax FMA 350W would be good. I've been running a 461 for 8 years now without any problems and I have yet to build something that it can't power.

Posted on Apr 25, 2008

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    Jill George Apr 25, 2008

    Enermax FMA 350W

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you can get any pci-e card. an nvidia 9800gt used to be the 2nd best graphics, but its now the minimum card for gaming. I wqould reccomend a 9800, or at least an nvidia gtx260. the higher the numper, per series, and the 4xx and 5xx series are btter than the 2xx. be sure to check the graphics card for reccomended power supply rating.


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Bad Power Supply.

The blinking green light on the power supply, is a diagnostic light that indicates this.

Suggestion is to;
1) Test the Power Supply voltages
Or
2) Replace the Power Supply with a Known to be good, Compatible unit, for a test.

[Compatible:

A) It is an ATX style of power supply.
The style used by 90 percent, of personal computers out there.

Example: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4975140&CatId=106

The test Power Supply unit should be mounted in the computer, for testing.
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B) At least a 250 to 300 Watt unit, for a test unit. More Wattage is okay.

(The power supply that comes with the Pavilion a1310n, is a 300 Watt unit.

The 250 Watt unit stated above is just for a Test.
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More wattage is okay as a computer only uses what it needs.
If you have a 1000 Watt power supply installed, and the computer only needs 100 Watts; the computer only uses 100 watts.

The computer Will Not burn up, by installing a power supply with more Wattage than the original)

C) Correct amount of power cables, and correct kind.

Observe the power cables from the existing power supply, that are plugged into the various hardware components in the computer, and to the motherboard.

The test unit has to have the same power cables, and the correct amount of them.

Need help identifying these power cables, reply in a Comment.

The above may sound funny. Who has a spare power supply laying around, other than someone really committed to computers?

You may find yourself, or someone you may associate with, has a computer sitting in a closet, basement, attic or garage, that has a working power supply, (And is compatible), and can be used for a test unit.

Test the Voltages.

There are three main Voltages, produced by a personal computer power supply.
(DC. Direct Current)

1) 3.3 Volts (Wires that have Orange insulation)
2) 5 Volts (Red wires)
3) 12 Volts (Yellow wires)

(Two D cell flashlight batteries are 3 Volts {DC)

ANY Black wire is a Ground wire.

Use an economical multimeter to test the Voltages, or a power supply tester.

Multimeter:
Power Supply on.
Positive probe lead (Red) connects to the power wire to be tested.
Negative probe lead (Black) touches ANY Black wire.
(Black insulated wires are Ground wires)

This is one example of a power supply tester,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5250576&CatId=5471

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A) Inside of computer is dirty, as well as the inside of the Power Supply.

Computer unplugged from power, (Computer case open, and anti-static precautions observed), a can of compressed air for computers is used on a regular basis as needed, to help prevent this.

There are two cooling components for a SMPS.
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1) The internal fan
2) The Heatsink's inside

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switched-mode_power_supply

A Heatsink, is an object used to draw heat from whatever hardware component, it is placed against.

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In the case of a Power Supply, there is an internal fan which draws air in-between the fins, helping to carry the heat away.

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The Power Supply has to produce more power, to keep up with loss of energy.
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B) Cheap quality components used in the power supply. (Cheap quality power supply)

Awaiting any question you may have regarding this.
Post in a Comment.
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