Power Supply Query

March 29, 2009 at 10:16:30
Specs: Windows XP
Posting on behalf of my son who cannot seem to login or even re-register. :-
Hi
I have a computer, an HP Pavilion a1710n.
The power supply died.
HP doesn't have one in stock on their site.
So I'm searching around.
The power supply says;

Model No. PS 5301-08HA
DC Output 300W
P/N 5188-2625

I found this site;
http://www.cputopia.com/hp-480w-hp-...
Right part number.
Looks the same.
However in compatible models it does NOT list mine.
Also, it says it's a 480W Power Supply Replacement PSU
On my current power supply, it says that the power should never exceed 300W.
So am I simply misunderstanding input/output or various specs?
Or is this a case of right model number / wrong specs?
Thanks!
Jamie.

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#1
March 29, 2009 at 10:28:22
The more devices you add to a computer, then overall the power
USED is going to increase.

The last page of this ↓↓ will show you about how much power is
used by addon hardware.
http://www.howstuffworks.com/power-...
How PC Power Supplies Work

On my current power supply, it says that the power should never exceed 300W.

Are you refering to the dead PS ???
If so, then that never exceed 300W means the PS was made to handle up to a max. of 300W.


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#2
March 29, 2009 at 10:45:30
What matters is the TYPE of PSU. For instance ATX 2.x is a standard type. Look at the link below. As long as the original unit is NOT some odd ball standard then you can use any brand as long as it is the same type and form factor. Of course the Wattage is important, as Chuck pointed out above.

Below is a second link that shows the specs of the computer. I believe you will need a mATA 2.2 PSU. Look at the third link for some units to purchase.

http://www.formfactors.org/develope...

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Read the reviews before buying.


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#3
March 29, 2009 at 11:23:35
"Posting on behalf of my son who cannot seem to login or even re-register"

Maybe he was banned from the forum?

Never buy a $20 power supply!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...


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