Solved What PSUs could I replace my current one with?

Packard bell / Imedia s1300
October 13, 2020 at 14:13:17
Specs: Linux x86_64, Athlon II x4 605e / 4GB
Which power supply units could I replace this current PSU with? It is 250W.

I have a Packard Bell iMedia S1300 running Linux Mint (was Windows 7 Ultimate) on a Athlon II x4 605e. It has 4GB of RAM. The PSU's model is HP-D250AA0. I've searched for results and could not see if there was any PSU I could buy to replace this one.

I have however found some info, and it says "H: 64mm W: 129mm D: 139mm"
Is this a ATX PSU? And could I replace this PSU? I'm not really that sure about this.

Thank you.


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October 14, 2020 at 09:25:18
Is there something wrong with the 250W PSU? The Corsair PSU is pretty pricey considering the system you're working with is fairly old (about 2011). And it's an SFX, not SFX12V, but that might not matter. What is it you're hoping to accomplish?
https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categ...
https://forums.tomshardware.com/thr...
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.ph...

It appears you're in the UK but this might give you some other options to consider:
https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?N=10000...



#1
October 13, 2020 at 14:49:19
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator
https://outervision.com/power-suppl...
Power Supply Calculator
https://www.newegg.com/tools/power-...
How do I determine how big my power supply is?
https://www.computerhope.com/issues...

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#2
October 13, 2020 at 14:56:27
Thank you for your response. I was actually wondering about the physical size, not the wattage.

EDIT: Oops, I didn't read ALL of the given links. I'm going to physically measure my PSU

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#3
October 13, 2020 at 15:09:42
"I'm going to physically measure my PSU"
I think you will find the sizes will be the the same, The difference will be the connector that plugs into the motherboard.
I would get an 400W unit.

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#4
October 13, 2020 at 17:46:49
It appears you have an SFX12V PSU.
http://www.evercase.co.uk/index.php...

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#5
October 14, 2020 at 07:18:25
Thank you for the response! I think it is a SFX12V, so I'm going to look around for some PSUs. Thank you very much.

Think this PSU will fit. https://www.scan.co.uk/products/450...

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#6
October 14, 2020 at 09:25:18
✔ Best Answer
Is there something wrong with the 250W PSU? The Corsair PSU is pretty pricey considering the system you're working with is fairly old (about 2011). And it's an SFX, not SFX12V, but that might not matter. What is it you're hoping to accomplish?
https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categ...
https://forums.tomshardware.com/thr...
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.ph...

It appears you're in the UK but this might give you some other options to consider:
https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?N=10000...


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#7
October 14, 2020 at 11:09:29
The PSU is starting to die so I was wondering what PSU I could upgrade to.

Not only that, I've read up and saw my motherboard could support a better graphics card (the current iGPU is really bad), and I could upgrade the CPU + RAM (it's 32bit CPU, the best I could upgrade to is the Phenom X6 1100t, but that's too much money)

It's really a old computer, and I suppose upgrading it would give it a last stand, before I can convert this into a server or whatever.

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#8
October 14, 2020 at 15:19:32
"it's 32bit CPU"

The Athlon II x4 605e is not a 32-bit CPU. You list your OS as Linux x86_64. You would not be able to run a 64-bit OS if you had a 32-bit CPU.
https://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/...

This should be your motherboard. It was used by Acer, eMachine, Pack Bell, etc. It only supports up to 95W CPUs. The Phenom X6 1100t is a 125W CPU so it will not work. I suggest you invest as little money in this system as possible but I do agree with adding a graphics card.
http://www.findlaptopdriver.com/mot...


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#9
October 15, 2020 at 10:40:31
Oh, must have been misinformed then. Thank you for the extended information, this helps very much

Edit: Might actually get some RAM (says max is 8GB), too.

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