Question about Bestec (ATX100-5) (ATX1005B) Power Supply

1 Answer

Is it possible to replace a TFX250D5W with a higher wattage PSU?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Master:

    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 388 Answers

Why would you need to change the wattage but yes if you have the same connections the comp will only use what it needs 12 amp for the mother board 3 amp for the HDD etc changing it will allow you to add extra HDD or DVD or CD etc.

Posted on Oct 06, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Repair ashuttle 250 psu


If the "250" is referring to the PSU's wattage, I think we have found the problem. Please purchase a 500 watt or higher PSU with a 80 percent silver or higher rating and you will be back up and running, that is if the motherboard is indeed good.

Feb 21, 2015 | Shuttle Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Lenovo desktop PC Power supply probems after changing voltage setting from 230V - 115V


If your country uses 240V mains then flicking the switch to 115V bypassed a voltage divider and probably blew the fuse in the power supply. If you are comfortable working with mains voltage, you can pop the PSU open and check the fuse. If it's blown then just get another one with the EXACT same ratings and you should be up and running again.

If it's not the fuse then you have bigger problems and it's time to replace the PSU. Any PSU should work as long as the wattage is the same as the original or higher.

Also, you could call Lenovo to see if the PC is under warranty. If so, the PSU is probably a user replaceable part, meaning they will send you a new one to put in and you just send the old one back.

Jul 13, 2013 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Is a 500w power supply to much for my pc?


wattage is a measurement of power output. however wattage is not nececassrily a measure of continuous power output. wattage is a measurement of potential power output. this means on one hand if a pc is only idling the wattage of the power supply unit (psu) required to run the components might be very low. on the other hand if you have several power intensive applications running simultaneously with several different web browsers open featuring several active tabs open in each browser and you are also streaming video on the internet on one browser and downloading files while watching a movie all at the same time then the pc would probably be working near its maximum and would require near the maximum amount of available wattage from the psu. a certain amount of the psu's wattage is needed to power each of the key power consuming internal components - the cpu, the memory, the motherboard chipset and other motherboard devices, any expansion cards installed on the motherboard as well as the spinning of the hard drive, optical drive and cooling fans. the total wattage required to power all these and other internal components is an indications of the very bare total minimum power capacity that a pc will require. this means that generally the higher the wattage of the psu the more stable the overall performance of the computer islikely to be. the psu also consumes as well as delivers power due to the in-built cooling fans required to cool it by venting hot air from the back of the pc during operation. therefore as a general rule the higher the wattage of the psu, the greater the capacity of the psu to take the powering of all the internal components of the pc that require power (including the psu's own cooling fans) well within its stride.

so your friend was correct to draw your attention to the important issue of the optimisation of power consumption in a pc and ensuring that you have the correct wattage of psu to adequately and safely power the internal components of the pc. however your friend has slightly misunderstood how the psu works.

perhaps you could explain to this friend that a pc with an underpowered psu is far more likely to damage a pc's internal components than a pc with a psu of excessive wattage. In this way, both of you will have helped to enhance each other's knowledge and awareness of an important issue in the maintenance of a pc.

Nov 08, 2011 | Acer Aspire M5100 AM5100-U5313A AMD...

1 Answer

Dell Inspiron 530 - Plug it in, immediately powers up, PS fan and Video card fan start, power button shows amber light and does not turn off power, motherboard shows amber light instead of green;...


Hi

This seems like a power management problem on the motherboard.

Disconnect the power cable. Remove the small silver CMOS battery for 2 minutes to clear the BIOS Memory. Reinstall the battery and reconnect the power.

Look carefully at the power lines coming from the Power Supply Unit (PSU) and make sure that no one power channel is powering an unequal load of devices. Try and divide the load as evenly as possible amonst the power lines.

If none of this solves the problem, then consider upgrading the fitted 300W PSU to one with a higher Wattage, as 300W is on the low side for current standards. 450W-500W is more typical nowadays. The higher the Wattage you can afford (up to a 650W maximum for this particular specification of PC) the better

A higher wattage PSU will work well within its capacity and therefore under less strain than the current one. The symptoms you describe could be signs of the current PSU straining at the limits of its performance range to power all the devices inside as well as maintaining the computer's heavy workload of interaction with all the devices connected to it.

I hope this helps.

Aug 26, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer

1 Answer

RECOMMENDED PSU FOR ASROCK H55-LE


I recommend a PSU that has the same wattage or higher. Take you psu to your computer repair shop and get one with the same connectors as your original one. It does not matter which brand you use, they have standard mountings.

Apr 26, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Ptowreplaced power supply worked 2 days now well not power up aagain


It is possible that you might be overloading your power supply unit. Go to this website and calculate how many watts you need for your system. You just have to select the components in your system from the drop down menus and it will calculate your power requirement.
http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
After getting your power requirement (in Watts), replace your power supply with a unit rated at least the recommended PSU wattage. Also note that cheap power supplies usually do not reflect the true wattage output on their labels. Try to get a power supply unit from reputable PSU manufacturers like Antec, Coolermaster, Thermaltake or Corsair.

Mar 23, 2011 | Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000-G (MBGA81PE1000G)...

1 Answer

My 1HP160 watt desktop psu went bad. Should I replace it with the same thing or is there something else in a higher wattage that is compatible?


Yes most PSU's are standard fittings. Certianly with HP. 160 watt is a very low spec look at 350 watt at least. Cheap enough to replace.

Dec 23, 2010 | Hi-Pro HP-K1603A3 (HPK1603A3) 160-Watt...

1 Answer

No power


failed psu, probably good idea to replace with a higher wattage psu but use same type

Dec 13, 2009 | Acer Power 1000 PC Desktop

2 Answers

Recommended psu wattage inreplacement to 300watts psu for asusp4p800s-x


the needed wattage is directly linked to the componets you want to use other then the mobo itself. the main power surges are the CPU (takes 40 to 110 Watts) a graphics card (from 5 to over 150 Watts) the Drives (about 25-30 Watts eachs), the RAM and all the other addons and gadgets you build into your PC. Just add the different Wattages together and give it quiet some headroom. I usually drive this kinds of mobos with 400-550 Watts PSU to be on the save side, if i use a more or less "standard" graphics card, and even more with high sophistcated cards or lots of drives or such.

if you "see" low power (Volts) it might also be a problem with a partwise defective PSU.

May 28, 2009 | Intel ASUS P4P800S-X 848P Socket 478 DDR...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Bestec (ATX100-5) (ATX1005B) Power Supply Logo

Related Topics:

145 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Bestec Computers & Internet Experts

Matthew Spark
Matthew Spark

Level 3 Expert

1066 Answers

Allen Lightsey
Allen Lightsey

Level 1 Expert

24 Answers

JonSnell Electronic
JonSnell Electronic

Level 3 Expert

23227 Answers

Are you a Bestec Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...