power supply

  DJfree33 11:15 22 Jul 2007

I've got to replace my Graphics card and have been recommended this one for a AGP slot click here,
But i believe my power supply is not up to running it so needs upgrading too, any recommendations on which one is a good choice and can run all the components listed below, my computer is about 3 yrs old and have been told some new power supplies will not work with older systems.
Thanks for your time.

AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3400+,
MSI K8MM-ILSR motherboard,
1024mb DDR memory,
200gb serial ATA hard disk,
DVD x16 Drive.
Aver Media Digital PC-TV,
1.44MB Floppy Drive,
10-in-1 card reader.

  umbongo(uk) 11:27 22 Jul 2007

click here

this will be fine

has exellant reviews from those who have purchased it

  DJfree33 11:33 22 Jul 2007

Thanks umbongo, will take a look, all looks very confussing when looking for a supply,

  Gongoozler 11:34 22 Jul 2007

The reason some new power supplies don't fit older systems is due to the size of the ATX connector. The PSU recommended by umbongo(uk) has a 20 pin and 4 pin connector. Check the connectors on your motherboard. Even if it's wrong, there are adapters to overcome this.

  DJfree33 11:35 22 Jul 2007

I just looked at my motherboard and i think it's a 20 pin

  umbongo(uk) 11:47 22 Jul 2007

the pin splits off so it can be 20 pin as well as 24

plus their is an extra 4 pin usually called ATX12V P4
the power supply is a go between as is backward compatable

hope this image helps explain the 24pin on the power supply
click here

  DJfree33 12:00 22 Jul 2007

Thanks again umbongo, makes a few things a little less confusing.

  DJfree33 19:28 22 Jul 2007

is there one with out the Neon Power! won't be able to see it and would Rather spend the money on a better psu

  Totally-braindead 19:33 22 Jul 2007

I personally would prefer something like this click here modular so you can get rid of any extra cables you don't need and a good make.

  DJfree33 19:35 22 Jul 2007

Do the required cables come with it too or do u buy them on top?

  Element Tech 19:37 22 Jul 2007

Can't go wrong with this one,

click here

Or if budget is not an issue, try this

click here


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