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post #1 of 22
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Hi,

I have a brand new dell PSU that I just found, I had it sent to me as a replacment for an old dell PC that I owned but never fitted.

A friends computer needed a new PSU, so I installed this dell one and I'm currently on the PC as we speak with the dell PSU hooked up to it, but I'm worried about compatibility. All the connectors are good, 24 pin and the 4 pin for the motherboard. But what about compatibly? Would it cause any problems for using a dell PSU in a non-Dell PC? I know dell PSU's are good quality, but obviously only in Dell computers.

(spec: Pentium D 805, 2gb ddr2 ram, 8600GT, basic Intel motherboard.)
(spec: Dell PSU 305W for a Dimension 5100.)

Thanks!
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post #2 of 22
i wouldn't be too worried unless you plan on adding anything power hungry.
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post #3 of 22
PSU connectors are the same on pretty much every computer . And don't assume a company PSU is good . Most of the time OEM psu are bad quality.

Imo 305w is weak and it probably dosen't have a good efficiency. I would change it but as it's on an old pc I could forgive it. And no OEM psu are not only good only in the OEM computers it's just a matter of connectors/cables on it.
    
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post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by Zonet View Post

Hi,

I have a brand new dell PSU that I just found, I had it sent to me as a replacment for an old dell PC that I owned but never fitted.

A friends computer needed a new PSU, so I installed this dell one and I'm currently on the PC as we speak with the dell PSU hooked up to it, but I'm worried about compatibility. All the connectors are good, 24 pin and the 4 pin for the motherboard. But what about compatibly? Would it cause any problems for using a dell PSU in a non-Dell PC? I know dell PSU's are good quality, but obviously only in Dell computers.

(spec: Pentium D 805, 2gb ddr2 ram, 8600GT, basic Intel motherboard.)
(spec: Dell PSU 305W for a Dimension 5100.)

Thanks!

shouldn't have any problems but as skylinecalvin said I wouldn't put anything else on it. Dell PSUs are actually terrible quality and might barely support a very low end vid card and a cpu + hdd.
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post #5 of 22
As long as it works, don't sweat it. There isn't anything you can do to control it's life other than not overload it. OE PSUs are very price point oriented so it's probably not a great PSU unless you bought a PC Power and Cooling, Dell specific PSU replacement.
post #6 of 22
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Hi,

heres the spec: "H305P-00" says its 305W with 18A.
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post #7 of 22
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305 watt, max 18a, two +12v, 22a on 5v and 17a on 3.3v.
Edited by Zonet - 1/22/12 at 12:46pm
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post #8 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zonet View Post

305 watt, max 18a, two +12v, 22a on 5v and 17a on 3.3v.

Could you clarify the 12v output? If it's just 18A it's a little low for a Pentium D system with a dedicated graphics card...
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post #9 of 22
As long as the output is good, and this is not an HP power supply, you should be good. HP still uses proprietary connectors (namely 4 different ones) on even their top workstation models. *kicks HP workstation under desk to make the vibrations stop*
    
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post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by trueg50 View Post

As long as the output is good, and this is not an HP power supply, you should be good. HP still uses proprietary connectors (namely 4 different ones) on even their top workstation models. *kicks HP workstation under desk to make the vibrations stop*

Most rack-oriented servers still use proprietary form factors and power supplies, regardless of manufacturer.
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