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07-17-2010 12:36 AM
I'm new to the forum's- so any advice or help would be great. Also if this has been covered by somebody else prior- sorry... Did searches and my query didn't seem to pop-up...
Here goes- I brought a Compaq Presario S3180AN quite some time ago (years and years)... I have upgraded most elements of it over time. (I'm currently using mac's, so it's not like my regular computer) Video card (years ago), ram and whatever... But now I wouldn't mind doing some small upgrades to it, til my new computer gets brought in.. Now the limiting factor apart from the mobo and processor- is the PSU....
It's only a 250 watt POS- i've have looked high and low for the alternatives and options for upgrades... I know that these computer's do not accept standard atx psu's... As they are 20 pin not 24 pin- I also understand that using a simple converter doesn't necessarily work due to the fact that the wiring isn't standard atx either.
I have seen that the model PSU (5187-1098) might have upgraded wattage models but I'm finding it hard to get one from Australia (where i live).
So the questions i'm asking is...
1) Is there an upgraded wattage model of the 5187-1098 available?
2) Is there a chance that i can be brought from HP Parts? or a reseller?
3) Is there any other model PSU that can substitued in place of 5187-1098? If there is not an upgrade?
4) Any chance of the parts being available in australia?
5) Why can't someone tell me the straight truth from HP/Compaq? Any chance that an official HP person might respond to this?
Thanks for any help and advice on the matter- I know i'm kinda chasing a pipe dream anyway...
07-17-2010 07:44 AM
The 24 to 20 pin connector is a fairly common adapter. You might have to check out the pin out configurations. However here is a 300 or 400 watt replacement that might work.
What are the physical dimensions of your power supply? A standard ATX PSU is 5.5" by 5.9 " by 3.4".
The truth? The lack of knowledge is probably the best answer.