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What power supply will fit a Dell Dimension 5150

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October 29, 2009 8:54:10 AM

I want to upgrade my power supply in a Dell Dimension 5150 desktop. At the minute it is 305w and I want at least 500w so I can run a graphics card.

Can any one tell me what power supply will fit my computer? Ideally that Ebuyer sell!

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a c 243 ) Power supply
October 29, 2009 9:00:46 AM

You can use almost any standard ATX psu, you just don't want to exceed the length of the original by to much.
Look for something like the Antec EA430 , they have a 500 watt unit but it's overkill for anything you could add to the 5150.
October 29, 2009 9:04:43 AM

Sorry to sound really stupid, but why is it overkill for the 5150?

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a c 243 ) Power supply
October 29, 2009 9:13:17 AM

It's an older , not very power hungry machine, that will only accept single slot video cards that are't going to require the the extra juice that a 500w can provide.
October 29, 2009 9:19:16 AM

So based on that what HD Graphics card would you recommend for a Dell Dimension 5150?
a c 243 ) Power supply
October 29, 2009 9:37:12 AM

ATI 4670 or 4770
October 29, 2009 1:21:58 PM

PC Power and Cooling make Power Supplies especially to replace Dells.
a c 243 ) Power supply
October 29, 2009 1:45:55 PM

Ron K said:
PC Power and Cooling make Power Supplies especially to replace Dells.

Yeah, they lack a switch, not something that needs to be worried about with an open backed Dell.
November 6, 2009 11:54:48 AM

I have the same computer with the same question. I have a Sparkle GeForce NVIDIA physX technology 9800GT 1g PCIE video card that requires 400watt with required 12v 26a. Can I get a PSU that has dual 12v? For example, 12V1@18a, 12V2@15a? Will that be enough or does the 26a need to be on a single rail?
November 6, 2009 12:05:16 PM

forgot to ask if the video card (Sparkle GeForce NVIDIA physX technology 9800GT 1g PCIE ) would even work on this computer.
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