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NeoECO for Dell Dimension E310: upgrade possible?

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June 19, 2014 1:34:26 PM

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?

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a b ) Power supply
June 20, 2014 12:08:34 PM

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?

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a c 157 ) Power supply
June 20, 2014 12:24:31 PM

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?

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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-specif...

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-adapte...
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June 20, 2014 2:59:39 PM

Oh, okay... Thanks!
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