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NeoECO for Dell Dimension E310: upgrade possible?

Hello, I`m sorry if this has been asked before, but I have a Dell Dimension E310, and I would like to upgrade the PSU to an Antec NeoECO 520 watts (link here:PSU). Do you guys think this setup is possible or are there any compatibility issues like some people saying that Dell makes special PSUs and that normal ones will 'fry' my mobo? I checked some other posts on Tom's Hardware and I saw a good PSU upgrade for my computer, an Antec EarthWatts PSU. The NeoECO I want has the same size and better specs. I also made sure that I won`t run out of power if I install the PSU. Is there a better alternative that is not too much more expensive?

Thanks in advance!
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  1. If your Dell is from the Pentium 4 era, there is a good chance it has a proprietary PSU/Motherboard. Can you provide more specs? Is it like this e310? http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,1918110,00.asp?tab=Specs
  2. Yes, it is exactly that, but it came with a 80GB HDD and 1GB of RAM (I think). if it has a proprietary PSU, would the PSU I want ''fry'' my mobo?

    Thanks!
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    zeyuanfu said:
    Yes, it is exactly that, but it came with a 80GB HDD and 1GB of RAM (I think). if it has a proprietary PSU, would the PSU I want ''fry'' my mobo?

    Thanks!


    Yes, there's a very good chance that would happen. See if your MB connector is 20 pin or 24 pin, then check the pinout of your old 24 pin connection against this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-specifications-atx-reference,3061-10.html

    There are adapters made for using a std ATX PSU with Dell proprietary boards, but I have not used them so I cannot vouch for them: http://www.atxpowersupplies.com/Dell-24-to-24-16-adapter.php
  4. Oh, okay... Thanks!
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