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Old 12-11-03, 12:14 PM
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Power supply recommendations needed.

I have a Dell 4550 with a Radeon 9500 Pro and was looking at getting a 9800 Pro XT. I believe the Dell uses a crappy power supply and wanted to upgrade to at least a 350 watt p.s. before I get the card. Can anyone recommend a company to go with that would be compatible with a Dell? Thanks in advance guys.
Old 12-11-03, 12:17 PM
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Antec makes nice power supplies; try Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...tby=14&order=1

The True430 is an excellent power supply.
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I'd be careful about switching power supplies in a Dell. Some (if not all) use a standard ATX connector but with a nonstandard pinout. Check the following link.

http://www.upgradingandrepairingpcs....r_meltdown.asp
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i don't think you'd really need it. the stock dell ps is pretty good. on my current dell, i'm running 3hds and 2 cd drives.
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Originally posted by D.Pham00
i don't think you'd really need it. the stock dell ps is pretty good. on my current dell, i'm running 3hds and 2 cd drives.
Which model Dell do you have? If you are using the 4550 then I guess I should be fine.
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wait and see if you need it after you install the new card. worst case scenario is you need to put your old card back in and wait until you get a new power supply--but i think you'll be just fine. putting a new power supply in a pre-built computer can be a royal pain--if you really need to replace the PS it might be easier to just get a new case. (this is my experience, mostly with HP and dells, but your model might be different)

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