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I just got my hands on a fairly older server/computer, a Dell Precision 470. Now, this thing had a Nvidia Quadro GPU with a 6 pin power connector, it had a mobo with six slots of ddr2, and it had dual xeons in it.

I need help figuring out how good the PSU is. I want to use it with my old rig. I have no idea how to read the information labeled on a PSU, and was wondering if you guys can help.

Thanks.. +rep to helpful posts.


Edit: This might help. Can I use this PSU for my old rig?

http://support.dell.com/support/edoc....htm#wp1053318
Edited by Nilareon - 2/5/11 at 5:34pm
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post #2 of 14
No you cannot use a computer without a power supply.. Its like saying can I live without oxygen? The PSU is the heart of the system giving it power. It seems that you have a 550 Watt power supply, but the brand isnt shown. Its probably a generic PSU not capable of powering anything else but your system. What are the specs of your old rig?
    
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post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by Sathirian View Post
No you cannot use a computer without a power supply.. Its like saying can I live without oxygen? The PSU is the heart of the system giving it power.
Are you kidding me? This is far from what I am asking. All I asked was if I could use this with another rig, and pretty much how much wattage it can handle. Yeah, I know how a powersupply works. You did mention it was a 550w, so thanks.
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post #4 of 14
It's a Dell made 550W
http://www.google.com/search?q=Dell+...924f7f7e538270

I don't see why you couldn't use it for another PC. As long as it has the correct 20/24 + 4 pin mobo connectors, you should be fine
Edited by KOBALT - 2/5/11 at 5:35pm
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post #5 of 14
A picture of the label would be helpful.
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A picture of the label would be helpful.
I don't have a camera, only on my phone, and I already tried, you guys wouldn't be able to read it.
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post #7 of 14
And do mention if the connectors that plug into the motherboard look standard (IE, like your current rig's connectors), that would help too.
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post #8 of 14
Power unit looks like a 550Watt, Will probs be fairly ok power supply - I would still call it a no name power unit as dell use all crap parts that just do the job to keep price down, What is the specs of the old pc?

Is this the unit?

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post #9 of 14
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Yeah, thats the unit. The specs of my old rig, or this Percision 470?

And yes, the connections WOULD fit with my old rig. I just don't want it to spontaneously combust on me
Edited by Nilareon - 2/5/11 at 5:50pm
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post #10 of 14
Looks like only a 20 pin mobo connector. Hard to tell from the pic though.

Amazing that it could power a dual-Xeon setup, though
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