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July 16, 2006 3:12:49 AM

I want to upgrade my power supply in my Dell E510 so I can run a x1900xtx, I want atleast 550 watts and I read it needs a high amp on the 12v. Can anyone recommend any good ones?

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July 16, 2006 3:38:06 AM

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I want to upgrade my power supply in my Dell E510 so I can run a x1900xtx, I want atleast 550 watts and I read it needs a high amp on the 12v. Can anyone recommend any good ones?


PC Cooling makes psu that work in Dells as well as normal computers (Dell uses custom wired psu's to keep you buying parts only from them).

PC Cooling also makes the best psu's you can buy....even if they do cost the most.
July 16, 2006 5:21:23 AM

Dell stopped using proprietary PSUs awhile ago, so shouldn't any ATX PSU work?
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July 16, 2006 5:55:44 AM

as long as its the right size. do u have an ATX or a mATX PSU?
July 16, 2006 6:13:49 AM

I have no idea? I can't see either of them on the actual PSU, so I'm not sure. A user in another forum with the same model computer used this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

and said it worked... so I will probably go with that unless someone else has a better idea.
July 16, 2006 10:16:05 PM

Alright well accourding to the dell boards its a BTX, not ATX, so whats a good BTX power supply around 500 watts?

Everyone on the dell boards says to use a OCZ modstream, but nearly every review of them on Newegg says they burn out in under 6 months... anyone know if thats true? Any other makers of BTX power supplies that would be better?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

This is the one I was looking at now.
July 17, 2006 4:41:02 PM

meh, crashman or clueless will come by and say newegg reviewers are stupid.

i think clueless uses like 5 OCZ PSU's..maybe it was crashman...oh well.

they dont make BTX PSU's as far as i know...ATX PSU will fit on a BTX mobo
July 17, 2006 5:25:06 PM

Ya, as far as I know the BTX is just a different motherboard configuration, still uses the same power connections as a ATX.
July 17, 2006 7:12:35 PM

BTX there stands for the 8-pin plug i believe
July 18, 2006 4:41:53 AM

Ahhh, I have also seen "power adapters" online to make ATX PSUs fit BTX boards, so its no big deal I guess.
July 18, 2006 5:55:25 AM

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Ahhh, I have also seen "power adapters" online to make ATX PSUs fit BTX boards, so its no big deal I guess.


nope. any ATX PSU will be fine.
July 18, 2006 6:36:19 AM

Now you guys tell me this :)  Everyone of the Dell forums swore up and down that I needed one that specified BTX, so I ordered this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Its still a quality power supply and I don't regret that I bought it, I just could have gotten something that would have worked just as good for less...

So, do you guys think its worth returning that one to Newegg and getting credit for the difference between that one and the Antec TTP? Or should I just stick with it?
July 18, 2006 3:19:43 PM

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Now you guys tell me this :)  Everyone of the Dell forums swore up and down that I needed one that specified BTX, so I ordered this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Its still a quality power supply and I don't regret that I bought it, I just could have gotten something that would have worked just as good for less...

So, do you guys think its worth returning that one to Newegg and getting credit for the difference between that one and the Antec TTP? Or should I just stick with it?


hell no.

that PSU is ownage. keep it
July 20, 2006 1:40:06 AM

Just wanted to give a big thanks to everyone on these boards. I just got my PSU today and installed it in about 20 mins. It works great so far and was easy to install.

Are there any programs I should run to test its stability or anything? I know memtest is good for memory, anything to check a PSU? Or no?
July 20, 2006 1:48:20 AM

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Just wanted to give a big thanks to everyone on these boards. I just got my PSU today and installed it in about 20 mins. It works great so far and was easy to install.

Are there any programs I should run to test its stability or anything? I know memtest is good for memory, anything to check a PSU? Or no?



play a game for hours on end and see if the PC restarts
January 9, 2009 11:30:57 PM

i have an e510, got a coolmaster PS to power my x1950xt, worked fine.
now i got a 8800gts g92, and i needed more amps on the 12+ rail, so i went high quality with corsair, tx650w .. packaging was sexy, it looks sexy, but it wouldnt power up the system. i thought it was DOA, and returned it, but as i searched i found a good deal and got the corsair vx550w instead. guess what. that did not work either.. what is up with the incompatability with corsairs and btx???
a c 243 ) Power supply
January 10, 2009 1:07:45 AM

toxxx said:
what is up with the incompatability with corsairs and btx???

I don't know

January 10, 2009 9:05:28 PM

hrm.. interesting

620HX-- Output <--- yours
+3.3@24A,+5V@30A,+12V1@18A,+12V2@18A,+12V3@18A,
- 12V@0.8A,+5VSB@3A
550VX-- Output <--- the one i tried in my e510
+3.3@30A,+5V@20A, +12V@41A,
-12V@0.8A,+5VSB@3A

what does the +5v rail do? yours has 10 amps on the one i tried!

I got an 8800gts g92 512mb upgrade from an x1950xt and needed more amps on the +12v rail, so i wanted to get a good powersupply like a Corsair.. The packaging was sexy, and so was the PS itself.
Too bad it didnt turn on!
Oh well, doesnt matter anyhow, i got pissed off and got a quad core and new motherboard to slap in one of the cases laying around, ill just leave this dell for my girl to use since she doesnt "like how slow" my old p4 is .

spoiled much eh

just found the box from the PS that is in the dell right now, and it has 45amp! on the +5v

for anyone looking for a better powersupply in your e510 or 5010
Coolmax 450w works . only has 17amps on the +12v1 rail and 16 on the +12v2

mystery solved. thanks


a c 243 ) Power supply
January 10, 2009 10:48:13 PM

The 5 volt rail rating shouldn't matter, the original 305 watt psu from the E510 only had a 22 amp rating on the 5v rail and it's not like you'd use that much 5v power.
March 30, 2009 3:37:45 PM

Ended up with a Corsair 650w to power my XFX 9800 gt, which at some point I would like to run two. Both work fantastic in the Dell E510.