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post #1 of 10
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will a dell 250w psu power a budget rig for my parents?

an athlon ii x2 255
1 sata hdd 40gb
and a biostar 880g+ motherboard.

thanks!

its from there old dell gx280 smt computer. im just wondering if i can reuse the psu
Edited by abuttons - 8/8/11 at 10:18pm
post #2 of 10
I wouldn't trust it.

This
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139026

$34.99 after MIR.
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post #3 of 10
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well would it run for a while? then ill try to get a new psu for them later.
post #4 of 10
dell power supplies aren't the same. have you ever tried to jump one? I have and it went sparking and burnt my power cable. DONT DO IT!
post #5 of 10
that psu won't even have the +4 pin atx power connector.

power wise, if it had all the connectors: even if it was 70% efficient it would have enough power if the board is onboard video.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by abuttons View Post
well would it run for a while? then ill try to get a new psu for them later.
A PSU is the most important part of a computer. Never gimp out on a PSU...
Edited by WizrdSleevz - 8/8/11 at 10:37pm
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post #7 of 10
It can. But being a 6 year old psu.. Its might be better to change.
Anyway, Aint these older dells made by delta?
     
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post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by WizrdSleevz View Post
A PSU is the morst important part of a computer. Never gimp out on a PSU...
^^ Listen to this man, And just get a decent 400W - 500W PSU for yourself it will last you a lot of upgrades. Cooler master has some good PSU's with a nice price tags.
post #9 of 10
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thing is though thats all i have till i get my paycheck to buy them a new psu. so should i just wait to get a new psu or let them run it for a little while? they don't know anything about computers.
post #10 of 10
Please take a clear, non-blurry, well-lit picture of the sticker on the PSU. I'm almost convinced that it's perfectly fine for your system, but I'd like to verify which OEM made it, and only the sticker can tell.
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