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I'm helping my friend upgrade his computer, an about a year old HP. I wanted to put a 9600GT in it but I'm thinking 300w won't be enough, and I want to put a new 500w in. The question: Can you even replace HP PSUs? I'm worried if it will fit too..

Specs of the computer: http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/hp-...5.html?tag=sub

It's a HP Pavilion Media Center (m7640n). If you guy don't know, I'll just open it up this weekend and find out if a new one will fit.

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Sure you can if it will fit.
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Yup as long as it fits in the hole ^_^. It's hard to tell since I can't find any pictures of the back, but usually it's either ATX (~3.5in x 6in hole) which is standard psu size, or there will be a smaller hole which will be one of the various mATX sizes (usually about a 2.5in x 5in hole). But the case looks big enough for the standard size, so there shouldn't be a problem.
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Some older Compaqs had switched some wires in the power supply so you had to buy there brand.
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Maybe you could try yours in there first. But a standard PSU hole looks like a PSU hole. So yes any PSU should fit.
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Originally Posted by Rug View Post
I'm helping my friend upgrade his computer, an about a year old HP. I wanted to put a 9600GT in it but I'm thinking 300w won't be enough, and I want to put a new 500w in. The question: Can you even replace HP PSUs? I'm worried if it will fit too..

Specs of the computer: http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/hp-...5.html?tag=sub

It's a HP Pavilion Media Center (m7640n). If you guy don't know, I'll just open it up this weekend and find out if a new one will fit.

Thanks
Yes you can. I exchanged my 300w PSU in my M9040n with a 600watt unit. Worked like a charm.
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Thanks for the link. That site shows it's a standard ATX12V PSU. Nothing special to worry about.
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post #9 of 10
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Thanks everyone. I'll try putting mine in before ordering the new one, just in case.
    
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post #10 of 10
A friend of mine has a HP built computer and he put in a Palit 9600gt no problem.
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