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  1. #1
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    need help on an upgrade power supply

    Hey im still learning computers and i was wondering i got a hp pavilion a1700n and i wanted a new power supply and im not sure how to check compatability i need at least 500w any suggestions

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    help with power supply upgrade

    Hey does anyone here know how to tell what u need to check to make sure a power supply is compatable

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    We would need to know what motherboard and processor you have in order to tell you whether a certain psu is compatible, but as far as a site that you can go to, I'm not aware of one.
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    There are specs for ATX. I think they're named ATX 1.0, 2.0, 2.1, etc. or something close to that. A better way these days might be to look closely at the details for the motherboard, video card, and psu, particularly as regards the secondary connectors, 4-pin, 8-pin, etc. All of the current ones would be 24-pin on the primary connector.

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    i have 3800+ amd athlon 64x2 dual core processor but im not sure where to find my specs for my mother board its stock one that came in the computer

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    Mobo in use by would be the ASUS A8M2N-LA.

    Appears to be a standard ATX form factor PSU.
    "I know nothing."
    Cheers.

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    any one know if this would work?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182030
    from what i have gathered this one should work and it is the right size wouldnt mind a little input though

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    That brand is more or less a generic.
    Safer sticking with name brands.
    eg. Enermax, Fortron, PC Power & Cooling, Sparkle...
    "I know nothing."
    Cheers.

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