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Came in a dell computer, old school switch style on the back.

What I can make out is that it seems to be a 300W delta PSU, can do like 216W on the 12V?

I'd like to put an HD 5850 in this case, but I'm not sure I trust that this thing won't totally destroy everything in the computer if I try to load it at all. Any thoughts on the matter folks?

EDIT: Sorry for crappy pic, uploaded a slightly better one.
Edited by ocpokey - 4/30/11 at 5:23pm
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I did that. Before OCN. Big fail.

Get a nutha PSU, broham.
    
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Putting a 5850 in a Dell with a no-name PSU is asking for trouble. Replace that thing before you touch anything else.
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a 5850 would make that thing explode. get a better psu first, a nice one >500w
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290WATTS ? put that in the trash now
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Originally Posted by AdmiralThrawn View Post
Putting a 5850 in a Dell with a no-name PSU is asking for trouble. Replace that thing before you touch anything else.
No name? That's a Delta PSU. Good unit more than likely.

But, it LOOKS like its got around 150w on the 12v rail (my own personal rough guess). I wouldn't chance a 5850 on it along with the rest of your components. Time to get a new PSU. A good 400w would easily power a 5850 rig.
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post #7 of 12
It's a quality Delta unit. Probably not going to blow up.

But it won't run a 5850.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
No name? That's a Delta PSU. Good unit more than likely.

But, it LOOKS like its got around 150w on the 12v rail (my own personal rough guess). I wouldn't chance a 5850 on it along with the rest of your components. Time to get a new PSU. A good 400w would easily power a 5850 rig.
Sorry, I missed the Delta Electronics text.

Still, regardless of quality, it won't do a 5850.
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A Delta from a Dell? It's more potent than meets the eye, but a Radeon 5850 is out of the question. The most I've run on a 250W one was a Prescott and a GeForce 6800 GS AGP, and even that may been pushing it a bit.

Edit: Beaten to it.
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Alright, well my gut instinct was "wow... uh..." and I guess it was right. So, no to swapping in a GPU, thanks for the reactions folks, kind of amusing to boot heh.

Not gonna bother trying to pull their proprietary setup apart to put another PSU in that machine, think I'll just let it sit and rust.
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