Upgrade Power Supply

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I just got of chat with GW sales as to upgrading my power supply they
say no way 250 max.

I have a P4 1.9Mhz
I have added 80GB, 300GB, 120GB, 1 TDK CDRW 1 TDK DVDRW 1 controller
card plus numerous USB devices, Printer, Web Cam, APC BackUp 500, Palm,
USB 8 Hub, 128MB graphics card, may be looking at adding scanner and
replacing some of the HD.

Ron
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    Ron,

    Two choices:

    1. Replace the stock Gateway 250w power supply with one of larger wattage, if
    you can find one with the same physical dimensions

    2. Transplant the guts of your Gateway into a new chassis with a power supply of
    ample wattage, say 350w, or even 400w... Ben Myers

    On Thu, 08 Jul 2004 08:10:14 GMT, RDBrimmer <ronb21@att.net> wrote:

    >I just got of chat with GW sales as to upgrading my power supply they
    >say no way 250 max.
    >
    >I have a P4 1.9Mhz
    >I have added 80GB, 300GB, 120GB, 1 TDK CDRW 1 TDK DVDRW 1 controller
    >card plus numerous USB devices, Printer, Web Cam, APC BackUp 500, Palm,
    >USB 8 Hub, 128MB graphics card, may be looking at adding scanner and
    >replacing some of the HD.
    >
    >Ron
    >
  2. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    I wouldn't worry about power at all. Most of the USB devices draw little or
    no power through the USB port, and if the system is working as is, replacing
    drives won't strain anything unless you plan to install 15K SCSI units.


    "RDBrimmer" <ronb21@att.net> wrote in message
    news:Gj7Hc.71997$OB3.6652@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
    > I just got of chat with GW sales as to upgrading my power supply they
    > say no way 250 max.
    >
    > I have a P4 1.9Mhz
    > I have added 80GB, 300GB, 120GB, 1 TDK CDRW 1 TDK DVDRW 1 controller
    > card plus numerous USB devices, Printer, Web Cam, APC BackUp 500, Palm,
    > USB 8 Hub, 128MB graphics card, may be looking at adding scanner and
    > replacing some of the HD.
    >
    > Ron
    >
  3. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    Ben,

    That is funny because they told me if I did that it would fry the system
    of course voiding the warranty which expires in December any way. Know
    what they wanted it me to buy another system. But I might think about
    that as I have about 3 hard drive laying around one of them a 120GB so
    maybe you you could point me in the right direction to cases and power
    supplies that might be compatible with my GW system.

    Thanks,
    Ron

    Ben Myers wrote:
    > Ron,
    >
    > Two choices:
    >
    > 1. Replace the stock Gateway 250w power supply with one of larger wattage, if
    > you can find one with the same physical dimensions
    >
    > 2. Transplant the guts of your Gateway into a new chassis with a power supply of
    > ample wattage, say 350w, or even 400w... Ben Myers
    >
    > On Thu, 08 Jul 2004 08:10:14 GMT, RDBrimmer <ronb21@att.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I just got of chat with GW sales as to upgrading my power supply they
    >>say no way 250 max.
    >>
    >>I have a P4 1.9Mhz
    >>I have added 80GB, 300GB, 120GB, 1 TDK CDRW 1 TDK DVDRW 1 controller
    >>card plus numerous USB devices, Printer, Web Cam, APC BackUp 500, Palm,
    >>USB 8 Hub, 128MB graphics card, may be looking at adding scanner and
    >>replacing some of the HD.
    >>
    >>Ron
    >>
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    Well, whoever told you that you would fry the system with a larger power supply
    does not understand computer technology, to put it kindly and diplomatically.
    To put it another way, that person is so full of manure, it is spouting from his
    ears... Ben

    On Fri, 09 Jul 2004 02:29:31 GMT, RDBrimmer <ronb21@att.net> wrote:

    >Ben,
    >
    >That is funny because they told me if I did that it would fry the system
    >of course voiding the warranty which expires in December any way. Know
    >what they wanted it me to buy another system. But I might think about
    >that as I have about 3 hard drive laying around one of them a 120GB so
    >maybe you you could point me in the right direction to cases and power
    >supplies that might be compatible with my GW system.
    >
    >Thanks,
    >Ron
    >
    >Ben Myers wrote:
    >> Ron,
    >>
    >> Two choices:
    >>
    >> 1. Replace the stock Gateway 250w power supply with one of larger wattage, if
    >> you can find one with the same physical dimensions
    >>
    >> 2. Transplant the guts of your Gateway into a new chassis with a power supply of
    >> ample wattage, say 350w, or even 400w... Ben Myers
    >>
    >> On Thu, 08 Jul 2004 08:10:14 GMT, RDBrimmer <ronb21@att.net> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>I just got of chat with GW sales as to upgrading my power supply they
    >>>say no way 250 max.
    >>>
    >>>I have a P4 1.9Mhz
    >>>I have added 80GB, 300GB, 120GB, 1 TDK CDRW 1 TDK DVDRW 1 controller
    >>>card plus numerous USB devices, Printer, Web Cam, APC BackUp 500, Palm,
    >>>USB 8 Hub, 128MB graphics card, may be looking at adding scanner and
    >>>replacing some of the HD.
    >>>
    >>>Ron
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >
  5. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

    Thanks to everyones reply, well not I can spend my money else where.

    Ron

    RDBrimmer wrote:
    > I just got of chat with GW sales as to upgrading my power supply they
    > say no way 250 max.
    >
    > I have a P4 1.9Mhz
    > I have added 80GB, 300GB, 120GB, 1 TDK CDRW 1 TDK DVDRW 1 controller
    > card plus numerous USB devices, Printer, Web Cam, APC BackUp 500, Palm,
    > USB 8 Hub, 128MB graphics card, may be looking at adding scanner and
    > replacing some of the HD.
    >
    > Ron
    >
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