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March 7, 2010 6:57:12 PM

I have a HP XW8000 Workstation, which was given to me by my cousin and was in a poor software condition, which has now been sorted out (Vista to XP Pro).

The system had a Nvidia 7300 gt 512MB agp card with on board sound.

I have so far installed a Xtreme Fidelity sound (works fine with Nvidia) but when I upgrade the video card to a Radeon X1950 Pro. I loose the video.

If I take out the sound card, I then get the picture back on the Radeon X1950 Pro.

The Radeon X1950 pro and Xtreme Fidelity sound card has come out of my last PC, which had a 650W PSU and worked fine.

The Radeon X1950 pro uses a lot of power to work, so therefor the 450W PSU in the HP is under powered and needs to be upgraded to something better.

I cant use the PSU out of my old PC because it has a square 4 pin connector, which goes on the board but the HP requires 2 rectangle 6 pin connector on the motherboard.

So please were can I get a uprated PSU for my HP XW8000 - Thanks

Atiq

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March 7, 2010 7:27:51 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

Both PSUs are ATX?
March 7, 2010 8:51:49 PM

Hi SAINT19

Yeah both PSU's are ATX's.

Atiq
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a b α HP
March 7, 2010 8:52:27 PM

Good, so, what is your budget for a good PSU?
a b ) Power supply
March 7, 2010 9:05:11 PM

how many watts is the orignial psu?
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a b α HP
March 7, 2010 9:08:50 PM

Is THIS
March 7, 2010 9:09:05 PM

Cheap as possible but then again money is not an issue.

The original PSU is 450 watts.
a b ) Power supply
a b α HP
March 7, 2010 9:12:37 PM

^Ok, so the best option IMO is this Antec 550W, $99.99.

The X1950 pro needs at least a 450W PSU, and a 550W for Crossfire, you can see the system requirements for your GPU here
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a b α HP
March 7, 2010 10:39:45 PM

^And the problem is?
March 7, 2010 10:47:51 PM

No problem - just wondering is the Antec 550w powerful enough as I had a 650 PSU in my old system and would the connectors on the Antec 550w fit HP XW8000 motherboard.

I was also looking at the Antec TruePower Quattro 850W

http://www.advancetec.co.uk/acatalog/Antec_power_supply...


Atiq
a b ) Power supply
a b α HP
March 7, 2010 10:51:48 PM

Yeah, is enough, or you can get an Antec 750W for be more sure.
March 7, 2010 11:02:53 PM

Advance Technologies is just down the road from me and the only PSU they do in Antec above 450W is Antec 850W.

Atiq
a c 243 ) Power supply
March 7, 2010 11:05:28 PM

atiq said:

The Radeon X1950 pro uses a lot of power to work, so therefor the 450W PSU in the HP is under powered

Compared to the 7300 GT the Radeon uses alot of power but it's only a 66 watt card, a 450 watt psu is more than enough power.

From the documentation you've given it seems that you need a psu with a 14 pin ATX connector, I haven't seen one like it and the Antecs certainly don't have it.
March 7, 2010 11:10:14 PM

delluser1 said:
Compared to the 7300 GT the Radeon uses alot of power but it's only a 66 watt card, a 450 watt psu is more than enough power.

From the documentation you've given it seems that you need a psu with a 14 pin ATX connector, I haven't seen one like it and the Antecs certainly don't have it.



I think you have only read first part of the thread and not the whole!

Atiq
a b ) Power supply
a b α HP
March 7, 2010 11:12:00 PM

atiq said:
Advance Technologies is just down the road from me and the only PSU they do in Antec above 450W is Antec 850W.

Atiq


So?
March 7, 2010 11:26:15 PM

saint19 said:
Here are another options:

1- OZC 550W
2- Corsair 650W
3- Zalman 600w I'm not sure how good is this, so, is your choise.



Thanks Ill have a look at them and let you know tomorrow - Thanks

Atiq
a b ) Power supply
a b α HP
March 7, 2010 11:30:10 PM

Any time, that's why we are here.

P.D. Maybe my reply comes a little later tomorrow, I'm not from USA or Europe, I'm from Colombia, so, the time zone isn't the same.
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March 8, 2010 1:21:06 PM

atiq said:
I think you have only read first part of the thread and not the whole!

Atiq

So, what did I miss ?
March 8, 2010 2:14:28 PM

delluser1 said:
So, what did I miss ?


The middle bit of the thread!

Atiq
a c 243 ) Power supply
March 8, 2010 2:27:16 PM

Gotta love newbs with attitude's
March 8, 2010 6:00:58 PM

delluser1 said:
Gotta love newbs with attitude's


Don't you mean "a newbie with a sense of humor"

“I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it.”

Atiq
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