07-19-2005, 11:37 AM
| | Re: Power Supply
On Tue, 19 Jul 2005 21:53:07 +1200, "Radith"
>Some one has told me to acquire the same power supply as my problematic 3yr.
>old power supply.
Did they say why?
What make, model and type is it?
What system was it in? A brief description of the system
>Now this power supply (the old one) is very hard to find and is wiped away
>by the newer models.
We need more details.
>Would my friend be telling me to find something with similiar specs. (i.e.
>the wattage) or an exact replica of my old supply?
For the moment, just ignore what the friend told you, give
us the info then see if we reach the same conclusion.
>In other words do I only have to look for power supplies with the same
>wattage or have they got other properties such as processor type and
>motherboard type which influence their successful operation.
Motherboard type can matter, as can wattage, as can the
validity of the wattage rating (there are a lot of
questionable ratings systems that differ in how they arrive
at a stated wattage).
If your original PSU was generic, that's probably a large
part of the reason why it has failed already. If that is
the case, you should definitely not get the exact same thing