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Its not really a problem but i need to know how much watts my power supply has.

I want to buy a 9600 gso but i need to know if the computer has enough power.

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This VGA card requires about 250w under load. the HP PSU is unlikely to have enough power. get a good quality 450W or better unit

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Replace integrated Radeon 4200


You can't replace integrated graphics, the chip is on the motherboard.

See what you have for PCI-E slots, a forty dollar graphics card is three times better then your 4200.

Apr 14, 2013 | HP Pavilion PC Desktops

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Have a e machine fan runs but connect monitor to another computer it works. smell a burning smell when turn on pc. Got it to come up once by unplug power hold on button 45 seconds plug in and turn on came...


The smell is the Power Supply.

Typical example of a Power Supply not installed in a desktop computer,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4435072&CatId=106

[ NOTE*
This is not an example of a direct replacement Power Supply for your computer. I would need to know the Model Number of your eMachines to give exact information ]

Bad Power Supply. Weak voltage power rail. (Or rails. There are three main voltage power rails for a Power Supply used in an eMachines desktop computer)

Enough power to light LED lights, and apparently spin fans, but Not enough to turn the Processor on.

Watts = Voltage times Amperage.
One measurement used for measuring the maximum available power output, of a desktop Power Supply, (SMPS. Switched-Mode Power Supply), is to state the Maximum Wattage available.

Typical maximum Wattage available for a typical eMachines Power Supply, usually averages from 150 to 300Watts.

1) ALL of the LED lights on at one time, will use less than 1 Watt of power.

2) EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts of power.

3) A typical Processor can use 51 to 125 Watts of power.
Depends on what Processor it is.

(Note* Intel Pentium II processors use less than 51 Watts)

Solution is to replace the Power Supply.
This isn't as hard as it 'sounds', if you have never performed this procedure before.
I know you can do it.

1) http://www.fonerbooks.com/r_power.htm

2) http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-install-or-change-my-computers-power-supply

3) http://computer.howstuffworks.com/power-supply.htm

If you need guidance in replacing the Power Supply in a step by step for your eMachines, please post in a Comment. (Believe upper right of your page)

Should you also desire recommendations to compare for a Power Supply, I would be happy to provide them.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Dec 01, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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My computer went blank when turning it on


1) Computer isn't working, due to the Processor isn't working, due to a bad Power Supply.
Weak voltage power rail.

Enough power perhaps to light LED lights, and maybe spin fans, but not enough power to turn the Processor on.

Computer Power Supply's are rated in Wattage.
Volts times Amperes = Watts.
(Average computer power supply in a fairly new computer, is rated at around 300 Watts)

A) ALL of the LED lights combined, use less than 1 Watt of power.
B) EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts.
C) A typical Processor may use 51 to 125 Watts.
Depends on what Processor it is.

Power Supply with a weak voltage power rail, can have enough power to light LED lights, spin fans, but not enough to turn the Processor on.

Solution?
Test the voltages of the Power Supply,

Or, use a KNOWN to be good Power Supply, that has the correct amount of power cables, the right kind of power cables, the correct size, and shape of the case, and enough Wattage, for a test unit..

A bad Power Supply is one of the leading causes of computer failure.

Sep 19, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I turn on the power of my computer and it shows the compaq name then goes to a resume windows that is highlighted and when you click on it the screen goes black and the computer does not load


I suggest you have Power Supply problems. A failing power supply will emulate all kinds of software problems.

Let's start with the easy stuff first.

How dirty is the computer inside, and the Power Supply? Has the inside of the computer, and the Power Supply, been cleaned on a regular basis?

(Computer off, and unplugged from power, computer case open. A can of compressed air is used to clean)

From there I would suggest testing the Power Supply, (Requires a multimeter, or a power supply tester), or replace the power supply with a known to be good unit, for a test.

To summarize:

Let me know if the computer is dirty inside, and if you need guidance on how to clean it. (Power Supply also)

From there, if you wish I can guide you on testing your power supply, or replacing with a known to be good unit, for a test.
Simply state in a Comment.

This is HP Support, and the download page for a manual which instructs on how to open your computer case, (Page 118)

With this manual I can also guide you in replacing the power supply.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=326832&

Why do I think it's a power supply issue?

You don't have enough power to turn the Processor on.
Power Supply's are rated in Wattage.
Voltage times Amperage = Wattage.

1) ALL the lights require less than 1 Watt of power.
2) EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts of power.
3) A typical Processor requires 51 to 125 Watts of power. Depends on what processor it is.

The Compaq Presario S4020WM Desktop PC, comes with an AMD Athlon XP 2400 processor. (2.4GHz)
When operating at full capacity, this processor can use up to 68.3 Watts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_Athlon_XP_microprocessors

You have enough power to turn on lights, and spin fans, but not enough to turn the Processor on.

Apr 14, 2010 | Compaq Presario S4020WM PC Desktop

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When powered on - the fans spin, but no display on monitor, no beeps....... for hp a1410n


Suggest you have a bad power supply. Weak voltage power rail. Enough power to light lights, and spin fans, but not enough to turn the Processor on.

1) ALL of the light require less than 1 Watt of power.

2) EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts

3) A typical Processor uses anywhere from 51 to 125 Watts. Depends on what Processor it is.

If this is an HP Pavilion Media Center a1410n Desktop PC, it comes with an AMD Athlon 64 3800+ processor. (2.4GHz)

(The 64 stands for 64bit. It is a 64bit processor. The 3800+ is AMD's model number. The maximum frequency rate is 2.4GigaHertz)

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00607954&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=1841799

The AMD Athlon 64 3800+ processor when operating at maximum capability, can use 89 Watts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_Athlon_64_microprocessors

What made the Power Supply fail?
1) Computer is dirty inside, as well as the power supply.
The cooling components for a power supply are Heatsink's inside, and the external fan.

When the cooling components get clogged up with gunk, the cooling capacity drops tremendously.
Heat = Wasted Energy

The power supply tries to keep up with the call for power, and eventually components inside the power supply fail.

2) Pre-built computer manufacturer's tend to put low quality power supply's in their computers. Saves them money.

Do you wish to know how to test your power supply? Do you have a multimeter, or a power supply tester?

One example of a power supply tester,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5250576&CatId=1107

Also, do you wish to know how to replace your power supply?

Apr 10, 2010 | HP Pavilion a1410n (ER890AA) PC Desktop

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Can you put a 300 watt power supply into an emachine T1096


I would recommend a quality PSU that is rated at least 50% more than what your PC specs are. Having said that, this machine will accept 300W PSU, being the bare minimum, but the preferred PSU is 350 - 450 for a longer more stable use.

It also depends on what ancilliary devices you have and the power they need to operate.

The only other issue is if the cabling is appropriate, which it should be. But this is only guessing as I can't see it.

Regards


Jan 15, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Do I upgrade my Power Supply


A new power supplu can't hurt anything so long as it's right for your Dell. Some Dells with ATX power connectors are wired in a propiretary way. Make sure which way yours is wired before making the buy.

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Power supply fan is loud!


Essentially any Standard ATX power supply with a rating of 250 Watts or higher will work

http://www.discountelectronics.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1849

Feb 04, 2009 | Dell Dimension 1100 PC Desktop

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How much watts of power do i have?


the 9600GSO uses arounf 250 watts under load. While I cannot fing exact spec for the HP PSU I would be surprised if it were more that 350W. Is there any indication on the case or can you open the case up and look at the PSU?

9600 GSO Power

You need somthing in the order of 450W or greater. Get an Enermax, Corsair or other good quality PSU.

Jul 25, 2008 | HP PAVILION A6230N DESKTOP PC

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