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.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) review

No need to scan sketches into your computer with Moleskine's new smart pen

WWDC history: Apple's product launches since 2005

Comment importer des contacts d’un iPhone à un autre iPhone ?