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Help please urgent

tasape

FPCH New Member
Joined
Jul 23, 2010
PC Experience
Some Experience
my casecom atx350 psu has gone pop!
i cannot find another 350 unit only 400 and 500 etc
can i put one of these units in or is it a no no
it has a 20 pin connector going to the mother board
and connectors to disc and floppy (yes Floppy) drives
i need to get asap so pc world is my best bet and advice on which on please

thanks
 

Match

Free PC Help Tech Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2009
Basically the important thing about PSU's is making sure you have more than enough power, and they fit your motherboard.
if you had a 350 watt PSU you can replace it with any PSU that has 350 watt's or more :)

if your motherboard has a 20 pin connector you will need to make sure your new PSU has a 20 Pin plug

most modern motherboards and PSU's use a 24 or a 20+4 connector.

if you get a 20+4 connector you can split the extra 4 pins off and just fold them out the way and then just plug the remaining 20 pin connector into the mother board ;)
 

Starbuck

Admin & Security Team
Joined
Feb 19, 2010
Location
Midlands, UK
PC Experience
Very Experienced
My system originally came with a 250w PSU,
i removed this and added a 450w PSU.

Like Match says, as long as the connectors fit (and most will) it will cause no harm at all.

It's like taking a 1.0l car engine out and adding a 2.0l one.
The extra power is there if you need it, but if you don't need it .... it won't work overtime.
 

Dalo Harkin

FPCH Member
Joined
May 27, 2008
Location
Stockport near Manchester
PC Experience
Elite PC Guru
Its not just the main 20/24 pin though, you also need to check wether it needs a 4 pin ATX cable or the 8 pin ATX (these are 'normally' located NEAR the CPU)

 
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