i have an hp a3108f3p power supply in my ibm thinkcentre m51 (8143).
i just bought a radeon hd4850 so i need to upgrade the power supply to 450 w or greater.
my chipset is intel 915g
a computer guy recommended the StarTech.com Silent ATX2POW450HS. it's $86 and i'm not too sure if it's the right one.
i measured the dimensions, and the maximum WxDxH appears to be ~6in x ~6in x ~4.5in
are there cheaper alternatives? how can i check to see if it will work with everything?
EDIT: see my post at the bottom. bought a new PSU and installed both PSU and 4850, and now it's very, very slow to boot. sometimes it boots but then when i shutdown and try again it stops at a blank screen after the logo.
hey, i installed hwinfo and all it says for motherboard model is IBM IBM.
motherboard chipset is intel 915g + ICH6
computer model is 8143vkn... and i don't know how to check manually, but i'd be happy to try
A great power supply, it performs about exactly the same as the great Corsair 650TX 650w power supply. The only real difference is the Antec looks like crap and is MUCH cheaper, few people would care about a power supplies looks anyway and you would need a side window to see a difference.
ok i went out and bought a 520W PSU for $75, and installed that and the radeon 4850. i installed the drivers, but now windows xp is taking AGES to boot up (it gets past the logo, shows the mouse on a black screen). when rebooting for the driver installation i got a BSOD, something about pci.. i forgot ><