Power supply - Which one

  JoJoh 13:59 23 Jun 2004

Hi - I need to install a new power supply in my computer. It's a Compaq Presario 5000 running Windows 2000. I cannot find out which one to buy.Can anyone help.


  Graham ® 14:54 23 Jun 2004

Brush up on PSUs click here

The wattage should be on your old one. Best get one a little more powerful, and remember a more expensive one will be better.

I think they are pretty standard as regards the shape.

Do a search for PSU on Maplins site for an idea.

  JoJoh 15:04 23 Jun 2004

Hi Graham
Thanks for this. One problem is that the computer is off site and the user has no idea how to find this out. Even if I told them they couldn't do it. Is there a way of finding out without looking at the original?


  €dstowe 15:11 23 Jun 2004

Be careful in your choice. Some companies like Presario and Dell (and others) use non-standard components and you may find that an off-the-shelf PSU may not be suitable.

  JoJoh 15:15 23 Jun 2004

Thanks everyone. The matter has been resolved. I am getting the PC delivered today.

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