HP PSU Upgrade

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

    Both PSUs are ATX?
  2. Hi SAINT19

    Yeah both PSU's are ATX's.

    Atiq
  3. Good, so, what is your budget for a good PSU?
  4. how many watts is the orignial psu?
  5. Cheap as possible but then again money is not an issue.

    The original PSU is 450 watts.
  6. ^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
  7. Motherboard layout:

    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00215109/c00215109.pdf (page 48)


    http://www.dectrader.com/docs/set1/ucr_na-CYB309237_001.pdf-1.pdf (page 2)


    The ATX 12V Power is a 8 pin plug with 6 pins in use

    The Auxiliary power is a 6 pin connector


    Atiq
  8. ^And the problem is?
  9. 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_units.html


    Atiq
  10. Yeah, is enough, or you can get an Antec 750W for be more sure.
  11. Advance Technologies is just down the road from me and the only PSU they do in Antec above 450W is Antec 850W.

    Atiq
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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?
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. atiq said:
    I think you have only read first part of the thread and not the whole!

    Atiq

    So, what did I miss ?
  19. delluser1 said:
    So, what did I miss ?


    The middle bit of the thread!

    Atiq
  20. Gotta love newbs with attitude's
  21. 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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