06-06-2013 12:55 AM - edited 06-06-2013 01:24 AM
hello i have a dc5850 small form factor running a 240 wat proprietary i bought a standard 24 pin atx psu from a local computershop and it wouldnt power the mobo after some reasearch i found out that the pinout on my 240 wat psu mobo conector cable is different from a standard atx psu cable is it possible for me to oder a stronger 400watt proprietary psu from hp or from the net that will work on my mobo if not what are my option my geforce210 cant run on my 240watt psu keep in mind my dc5850 Small Form Factor doesnt use a standard atx psu it uses a proprietary atx psu with its own special connector sop what are my options
06-06-2013 05:14 AM
Slimline and small form factor PCs are inexpensive, but not very upgradeable. Take a read of this thread where a few owners, like yourself, are desirous of PSUs with more power.
I can tell you in advance of reading it, that there are a few PSUs that are 300 W, but finding one that will supply 400 -450W is like looking for a needle in a haystack.
Since the quantitative demand is really not so high, that means there is much incentive for PSU manufacturers to put offerings in the market.
Good luck in your quest. )
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06-06-2013 06:19 AM
Have you tried running the GeForce 210 in your PC?
The specs state a 300W P/S is recommended but many folks run that all day long on PC's with 250W and less P/S's.
The maximum wattage output is only 30.5W
I know a guy who is running an AMD HD 7750 on his dc7800 SFF with the 240W P/S.
HP offers the HD 6450 on the 8200 Elite SFF with the 240W P/S. AMD recommends a minimum of a 400W P/S on that card.
06-06-2013 11:02 AM
Unless Eric or someone else has an answer, I do not.
I always use video cards that will work with the stock P/S's that come with HP business desktops, as they are all proprietary.
I'm sure it can be done somehow, but I don't know how.