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07-25-2012 07:35 AM
I have a HP
Motherboard: M2N78-LA (Violet6)
I have upgraded:
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 975 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.60GHz
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
But sometimes when I play games my pc will shut off completely I was told it was a power supply issue because I beleve my PC has 300W but the question I have is if I was to upgrade my power supply what would I upgrade it to? How do I know how much watts to get or I need?
07-25-2012 10:59 AM
I was thinking about getting this
Im not sure which would be okay for my pc?
07-25-2012 11:21 AM - edited 07-25-2012 11:24 AM
Be careful when selecting a power supply unit (PSU). It's best to matchup with the physical dimensions of the existing power supply which is typically 5.9 by 3.4 by 5.5. HP uses a latch to help hold and support the PSU. If the PSU overruns the latch then you migth have to live with a PSU that is not physically support as well compared to using a standard HP size PSU.
I have seen HP PCs not boot up with PSU over 650 watts so you might keep that in mind.
These HP 'how-to" articles should be helpful. Look over the PSU replacement. Step #8 shows the latch.
TIP: Remove the front bezel (cover) and unlatch the optical drive and move it forward before you remove and replace the PSU. It will make the installation easier. The cables of the new PSU will be longer so find an empty bay and tuck them away to improve air flow.
07-25-2012 11:34 AM