|I have a Presario S4200NX that just had its power supply go out (power surge, the protector strip evidently didn't catch it). I replaced it with a power supply I scrapped from a (really old) Gateway computer. Things seem to be working normally but I'm wondering about two issues:|
1) the new power supply lacks the 4-pin "ATX12V" cable (I think that's the one the motherboard has, anyway) but the computer seems to work fine without it (so I guess it wasn't powering the CPU, but what was it doing?)
2) the new power supply doesn't fill the space taken up by the old one so there are gaps to the outside of the case.
Are either of these problems serious enough that I need to go by a new power supply? Or if it seems to work fine, should I be happy with the current setup?
(Also: original power supply was 250W, the new one is 200W. Computer is all stock components, so no high-end graphics card or anything.)