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29 Jun 2010   #1

 
 
power supply?

so im buying a new pow supp to replace my 300w pow supp which seems to have no cords attached to it , ill also be buying a radeon 5770 1gb graphics card. My question is when i hook up my pow supp willl i only have to attach one of it's cords to the graphics card and thats it? and is it easy to install a pow supp? dont know too much about comps fyi, i've watched some videos though and it doesnt seem too complicated.

im getting this pow supp

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=37325

and heres my comp if that helps

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/hewlett-packard-hp-pavilion-amd-athlon-ii-630-quad-core-2-8ghz-computer-p6310f-p6310f/10137266.aspx?path=e4d499e9ec6767452f66ee7b3b4bed93en02&lid=fp-10137266 -hewlettpackardhppavilionamdath-en

thanks for the help peeps


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29 Jun 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

They have a tendency to edit the cables out of those pictures, probably think it makes it look prettier or something. And yes you will have to connect one of the 6 pin PCI-E connectors to the 5770.

As for changing the power supply this should help,

How To Replace Your Power Supply | Hardware Secrets

won't matter whether it is mounted in the top or the bottom of the case, there will still only be the four screws as shown in the tutorial holding it in. Just make sure to disconnect all the cables from the motherboard, hard drives, etc before removing the screws.
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29 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I just wanted to add take your time, put a little effort into routing your cables. It will help with air flow and keeping your system cooler in the long run. Fabe
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29 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

Yes and can be. Installing a psu can be tricky depending on the case. An HP case is a modified matx case, which means you won't have a lot of room in the case to maneuver. Be ginger when switching out the psu. However, I am worried about the graphics card not fitting. The 5770 is a large card and space is at a premium. Also, study how the current psu is connected to the motherboard. The new one will have to have the same connections.

I rebuilt an HP and encountered these space issues.

FYI: Fill out your system specs on your profile once you're done.
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29 Jun 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Lot of room? Somewhat of an understatement. I managed to find this,

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here, HP Pavilion p6310y Review | ZDNet

balltillifall if you haven't added a second optical drive you can stuff the extra cables in the empty drive bay under the one that is there.


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29 Jun 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

When I changed my last PSU, I first made sure that I tagged all the cables on the new PSU according to the connections from the old PSU. Just find the matching plug on the new PSU and attach a self sticky label with a description of where it belongs. That helps you to put some order into all those cables because there are probably a lot more on your new PSU than on your old one.
Switching the PSU itself is not a big deal, but getting some order into all the cables (including the ones that are not being used) is another matter. Make sure you use enough cable ties and keep them away of any moving parts (e.g. the cooling fans).

Here is how my place looked like:

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29 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Lot of room? Somewhat of an understatement. I managed to find this,

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here, HP Pavilion p6310y Review | ZDNet

balltillifall if you haven't added a second optical drive you can stuff the extra cables in the empty drive bay under the one that is there.
I like understatements. The HP I rebuilt was worse and that was because I had to supply parts for it - pratically half of the computer.

Cable ties are great to use.
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01 Jul 2010   #8

 
 

im more worried about the box part of the pow supp fitting in not the cords, anyone know if it will fit for sure or?
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01 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I would not recommend that power supply it has a total of 400 amps on the two +12volt rails which means it is not an efficient power supply.
If it fails it could take other parts with it (Motherboard,Ram)save your self some money and buy a good brand power supply, on the page you linked to there is a seasonic 600w that is a very good brand.
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01 Jul 2010   #10

 
 

out of 41 reviews it got a 4 out of 5, id be using this graphics card

NCIX.com - Buy Powercolor Radeon HD 5750 PCs 700MHZ 512MB 4.6GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI VGA DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card - AX5750 512MD5-H In Canada.

u sure i shouldnt get it?
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