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post #1 of 10
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So I have this 2 year old Dell PSU that came with a Dell XPS (I think 630i but don't quote me on that) and I was wondering if it would be safe to use in another build? The pins fit, but I've head stories of proprietary Dell PSUs frying non Dell boards (Granted those stories are usually from the P4 days, not the C2Q/C2D days ). Also, how much wattage can this PSU actually pump out? (It claims 750w)




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It claims 732w peak on the 12v rails. Dell actually uses relatively solid OEM's in their units. So I'd guess it can actually handle rated power, or very near it.

It should work fine honestly.
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post #3 of 10
It's actually made by CHICONY POWER TECHNOLOGY, Also known as hipro; it shouldn't be too bad.
Edited by Eagle1337 - 4/27/11 at 5:40pm
post #4 of 10
Chicony = Hipro. They're a pretty common OEM OEM (heh). They're nothing special, but fairly reliable and can usually stay within ATX specs (barely).
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Woot! Saves me ~$50 +rep to all, thanks guys!
post #6 of 10
Just for reference, you have to go back to the Pentium III days to get into the proprietary PSU/motherboard risk. My Dimension 4100 was among the last models to use it. The Dimension 4300 and Pentium 4 was when they went standard. Unless they changed again after that, which I haven't heard of, that should be standard.

Dell PSUs are usually unremarkable but sturdy. They paired their own 250W with Pentium 4s and Radeon 9800 Pros when everyone suggested 300W or 350W units for that video card at the time. I ran a GeForce 6800 on one for about a year, and that was with a Prescott and quite a few other things. The 305W (or 350W, whichever) was known to run GeForce 8800GTS 320MB/640MB as well.

I don't know firsthand about that one, but there's my feedback with them.
post #7 of 10
Dell's stopped (some) of their proprietary BS. They did have some absolutley retarded power connectors in XPSs a couple of years ago. Like triple facepalm worthy.

But as long as it has a 20 or 24pin, ATX 4-pin (or EPS), and some SATA/IDE connections, you're good.
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post #8 of 10
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Dell's stopped (some) of their proprietary BS. They did have some absolutley retarded power connectors in XPSs a couple of years ago. Like triple facepalm worthy.
Ah, good to know, and I'll keep that in mind. I was speaking more of the basic Dimension and business Optiplex lines, and then I also stopped keeping up with Dell ~2006 or so, but I figured they didn't reintroduce it after the mess it caused the first time.
post #9 of 10
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Well, I'm about to go plug it in *crosses fingers*
post #10 of 10
That's one big Dell psu 750w lol they must cost a fortune over at Dells site
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