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my aunts comp died, i check it out the psu is gone, i swap in a known good 200w psu and it dies in 20 minutes REALLY??
i check the label on the original, 350watt dual 18amp 12v rails!!!
WHAT IS THIS??
i pop in a 350watt Ultra with dual rails and it works fine now
i gotta go to frys and pick up a new psu for it now
what should i get?
do you really think it needs a 350 watt?
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more info on the hardware might help
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350w is pretty much a standard for crummy computer built in the past 10 years.
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Dell uses everything under the sun. Delta, Lite-On, HEC, Hipro, Bestec, they've even used a few PC Power & Cooling (SeaSonic) units. They vary widely in quality, but are rarely what I'd call "terrible". They don't use generics or anything. The worst they use are a few low-end HEC units, but while HEC are terrible they actually have a low failure rate; they just have ****ty ripple suppression and can rarely do their rated wattage. Their QC is fairly decent.



So... Insufficient information?
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some intel 775 cpu it might be a dual core im not sure
a hard drive and 2 disk drives
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service tag b9pyp61
some intel 775 cpu it might be a dual core im not sure
a hard drive and 2 disk drives
I'm not sure why it won't work with that 200w. If it needs more than that, I would say only by a small amount. Maybe an extra 50w?
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350w is pretty much a standard for crummy computer built in the past 10 years.
lol this is true,

should stick a 375-425watt decent brand, you can get one for like 20-30$ that is just fine
    
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lol this is true,

should stick a 375-425watt decent brand, you can get one for like 20-30$ that is just fine
Tell me where you can get a decent brand psu for 20 bucks? I would have to call you a liar there. Good psu's start at 40-50 bucks, like the seasonic s12II's
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I'm not sure why it won't work with that 200w. If it needs more than that, I would say only by a small amount. Maybe an extra 50w?
thats what Im thinking...

that 200W must have been BAD to go out in 20 mins...
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Tell me where .... I would have to call you a liar there. ....s
for a crap dell , foo....

i just got combo deal today for a 15$ 750 watt decent p/s with a case. saved 95$
i have seen a couple nice basic desktop power supply for 20-30$ on special this week
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