Can I use a MATX with a ATX MOBO?

Hewlett-packard / Presario v5000 (rg324ua#a...
August 15, 2009 at 11:44:52
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1.989 GHz / 1406 MB
My friend just gave me a computer but the PSU was broken so I threw it out. It was a 400w PSU and it was quite old. It was some brand I've never heard of. I have a new PSU coming on Tuesday. I have a Diablotek 320w MATX psu that has a 20+4 pin hook so it should be no problem to connect to the computer. The Motherboard inside it is a Abit NF7 if anyone cares. Is it safe to use my MATX as a temporary Power Supply for this computer until the replacement comes?

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#1
August 15, 2009 at 11:51:25
That is a Socket A motherboard. 320W should be enough to run that if you don't have too many drives or a power hungry graphics card.

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#2
August 15, 2009 at 12:01:32
Diablotek PSUs are not very good. Personally, I wouldn't use it.

mATX vs ATX has to do with physical dimensions. An mATX PSU will not fit in an ATX case or vice-versa. And an ATX board will not fit in an mATX case, however most mATX boards will *usually* fit in an ATX case.


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August 15, 2009 at 12:56:41
There was only one way to find out if it would work or not, so I put it in and it worked. Note I am not powering the RAM or hard drive or dvd or anything. I havent got a good look inside and see if the fans are noisy and what so fans are very silent and I'm liking the comp cant wait until tuesday.

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