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July 12, 2007 7:41:40 PM

Hi, I want to buy this power supply " http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... " so I could install a new video card. I don't know if it will fit in my Dell 4700 system. Here is the specs " http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/dell-dimension-4700-ho... ". Thank you for reading.

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July 12, 2007 8:45:02 PM

Not sure about recent Dells, but previous Dells would not allow other ATX power supplies to be installed. Even if it fits, they reverse voltages somewhere just to make their PSU's proprietary.
July 12, 2007 8:59:01 PM

donj541 said:
Hi, I want to buy this power supply " http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... " so I could install a new video card. I don't know if it will fit in my Dell 4700 system. Here is the specs " http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/dell-dimension-4700-ho... ". Thank you for reading.


I had a recent dell that had a standard ATX power supply. I was able to confirm this by looking at some technical specification documents on dells web site.

I wouldn't get a rosewill cpu. From what I hear they are one of the worst quality PSU manufacturers.
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July 12, 2007 9:03:54 PM

What they both said. Check the pinouts first to make sure you don't have to buy a Dell-specific PSU. If you don't have to, buy something better than Rosewill. FSP is more highly regarded, but they've got some models in the $45-$55 range that should be suitable.
July 12, 2007 9:27:33 PM

I bought my Dell 4700 about 4-5 years ago and i lost the manual, so i don't know if i can use other power supply. I'm not sure if the manual on Dell website is for my Old 4700 Dell or Recent Dell. I will do some more researches. Thank you for all the replies.
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July 12, 2007 9:52:09 PM

Maybe this will make it easier for you

http://www.pcpower.com/products/viewproduct.php?show=S4...
http://www.pcpower.com/products/viewproduct.php?show=S4...

Both of these psu's are the same, the one that is not advertised as being for Dell has a 20+4 pin motherboard connector and a switch. Oh, and a pricetag that is $40 less, which make's it more appealing.

Also,you can find the manual for your machine online at Dell support, but it will not help, it just states the wattage of the stock psu.
July 12, 2007 10:08:57 PM

donj541 said:
I bought my Dell 4700 about 4-5 years ago and i lost the manual, so i don't know if i can use other power supply. I'm not sure if the manual on Dell website is for my Old 4700 Dell or Recent Dell. I will do some more researches. Thank you for all the replies.



Dell support page for 4700:
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/supp...

Manuals:
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4700/P...
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4700/e...
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4700/s...
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4700/s...

Power supply size looks to be ATX, but are the pins the same?

Compare the last link to this:
http://pinouts.ru/Power/atx_v2_pinout.shtml

Looks like it will work to me. Do your self a favor and dont get a Rosewill or an Apevia power supply. Check out this link for some reccomendations: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/243627-28-anyone-refe... . Also, the last power supply i got had 80%+ efficiency rating so it was much quieter and saved me alot of money on my monthly electric bill.


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