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April 6, 2013 7:16:03 PM

Can my motherboard have enough of these pins that some people said it needs. I have an Acer veriton m420 computer.

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a b V Motherboard
April 6, 2013 7:21:00 PM

You need to reword this question, it doesn't make sense.
"Need help on my computer for psu"
Are you trying to replace you psu in your computer?

"Can my motherboard"
What motherboard are we talking about, Make/model would be nice

"Have enough of these pins"
Enough of what pins?

If you can tell us the name of the motherboard we can give you a suggestion for a psu.
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April 6, 2013 7:24:08 PM

tenaciousk said:
You need to reword this question, it doesn't make sense.
"Need help on my computer for psu"
Are you trying to replace you psu in your computer?

"Can my motherboard"
What motherboard are we talking about, Make/model would be nice
"Have enough of these pins"
Enough of what pins?

If you can tell us the name of the motherboard we can give you a suggestion for a psu.



Sorry for the confusion. I am trying to get a Antec VP-450 450 Watt Energy Star power supply for my computer and i wonder if it is compatiable with it

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a b V Motherboard
April 6, 2013 7:34:49 PM

We can't answer that until we know what computer you have.
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April 7, 2013 8:15:31 AM

mbreslin1954 said:
We can't answer that until we know what computer you have.


I have an Acer veriton m420
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a b V Motherboard
April 7, 2013 11:15:44 AM

Sorry, you did say that in your original post. I'm an idiot.

From what I can see from the Acer website for this series of computer, they come with anywhere from a 250 w to a 300 watt power supply. A brand-name PSU like the 450 watt you asked about should be plenty.

This seems to be the Acer website for what you have:
http://panam.acer.com/acerpanam/desktop/0000/Acer/Verit...

Here's a good review of the PSU:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Antec-VP450-Powe...

Here's a pertinent quote from their review (the Antec does not have a power factor correction (PFC) circuit):

"The Antec VP450 passed our tests with flying colors. Efficiency was between 80.3% and 85.5% during our tests, which is outstanding for a budget power supply. The only reason this unit can't get the 80 Plus certification is that only power supplies with a PFC circuit can be certified, as the 80 Plus certification requires a power factor of at least 0.900 at full load. Voltage regulation was outstanding, with all voltages closer to their nominal values than required (three percent regulation), except for the -12 V output, which was still inside the allowed range."

It should be more than enough for your Acer. I doubt the 250w or 300w PSU that shipped with the Acer is better than the Antec, and the Antec is rated for a much higher wattage.
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