11-26-2013 11:31 AM
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11-26-2013 05:40 PM - edited 11-26-2013 05:46 PM
The m9500z is a CTO (configureable) unit, and as such, can have various hardware differences. (More on that later). Here is a generic power (PSU) supply tester/tutorial. Here are various internal connectors. The graphic (GPU) card connectors are of the most concern. Your system might have a PCIE card with a power lead adapter, converting 2 molex 4 pin into 6/8 pin PCIE. Start at the PSU, and trace back each lead, noting the connectors, and compare to the link. Do not disconnect anything. Just take good notes of what goes where!
The specs state a 350W PSU (with a marginal 65% efficiency rating). But the CTO config on the graphics card (GPU) GTS250 states requirements of a 450W PSU. You really need to look at label on your unit's PSU. If you need a new PSU, based on the tests, I would recommend the Corsair 500W . It is energy efficient, and the power curve will provide the necessary power without strain on the system. (Adding an extra 100W capability helps).
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