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Windows 7: power supply update

07 Dec 2009   #11
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Here's the pics .. One in a HP big box d4996t .. The other in a HP the same size as yours m7690y
both top mount ...




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07 Dec 2009   #12
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Unfortunately on my HP, they have also riveted it in place.
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07 Dec 2009   #13
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Not counting my w98 days ... I have 5 HP's ... Never seen one riveted yet ???
But, I quit buying when Vista came out .. Unless I knew I could upgrade it to XP

Just this week .. I upgraded my 7690 to a stronger supply and 3 new HDs ...
Because I don't like W7.

The HP 460W supply must be popular .. The price just went from $78 to $100
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07 Dec 2009   #14
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arliedog View Post
I am wanting to upgrade my graphics card and to do so I need to change my power supply to a higher wattage unit. My current power supply exhausts air directly out the back of my tower. This new power supply which is a BFG 450 watt appears to suck in air from the back and exhaust the air through its fan on the bottom of the supply directly inside the case. In my way of thinking this would introduce more heat inside my tower. Is it typical for the higher wattage PSU's to exhaust inside the tower? Should I be concerned? Just seems to me that the power supply should be drawing air through the tower and exhaust out the back.
Arlie, this looks to be an ATX halftower?
Talk to a GeekSquad rep at best buy, HP's ratchet in their PSU pretty good.
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07 Dec 2009   #15
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Modular means that most or all of the cables from the power supply are detachable. You can completely remove the ones you don't need, which leads to less clutter and improved airflow inside the case. If you later buy a component that needs a connector, you can connect one of the previously detached cables if needed.

For $100, you can get an excellent PSU, modular or not.

Arliedog: you need to confirm if your case is a standard ATX, micro ATX or whatever. Standard ATX cases take standard power supplies. Some but not all micro ATX cases can also take standard power supplies, but some require smaller units that will fit properly in the case.

Your motherboard is micro ATX form factor, but I don't know about the case. Did that BFG power supply fit properly in the case?

You are much better off buying online--more choices at good prices, but you can always at least inspect what is at Best Buy or Staples.
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08 Dec 2009   #16
arliedog

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks everyone for the info. The ATX PS will fit as the BFG I took back was only slightly larger than my existing PS. The modular seems the way to go to me for sure. I also want to mention that if my postings aren't up to standard visually it is because I happen to be blind and the controls and such on this web sight aren't set up too well for use with a screen reader.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Modular means that most or all of the cables from the power supply are detachable. You can completely remove the ones you don't need, which leads to less clutter and improved airflow inside the case. If you later buy a component that needs a connector, you can connect one of the previously detached cables if needed.

For $100, you can get an excellent PSU, modular or not.

Arliedog: you need to confirm if your case is a standard ATX, micro ATX or whatever. Standard ATX cases take standard power supplies. Some but not all micro ATX cases can also take standard power supplies, but some require smaller units that will fit properly in the case.

Your motherboard is micro ATX form factor, but I don't know about the case. Did that BFG power supply fit properly in the case?

You are much better off buying online--more choices at good prices, but you can always at least inspect what is at Best Buy or Staples.
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