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Replacement PSU for Dell Studio 540

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June 11, 2010 12:38:53 AM

Hello, I have a Dell Studio 540, I am looking for a replacement PSU for it. I recently purchased a Corsair TX 750W as an upgrade, I was told it would be compatible with my Dell, however my dell requires a P2 connector and out of all the many connectors the Corsair had , it didnt have this P2 connector. Any reccomendations which corsair I could use for my puter?
a c 243 ) Power supply
June 11, 2010 1:13:24 AM

P2 connector ?
Do you mean 4 pin ATX ?
You break the 4+4 connector in two, it's designed that way.
June 11, 2010 1:43:12 AM

I guess thats what its called it just says P2 on the connector inside the Dell. this is my first time replacing a PSU so not sure of the correct terminology

The Corsair I purchased has ALOT more connections than I currently have Im sure its overkill for me Thanks for the reply
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June 11, 2010 1:45:00 AM

p2 is not the kind of cable. just look at all the cable ends each one has a number on it starting at 1...some psus do it. please upload a picture of this mystery connector...
June 11, 2010 2:07:27 AM

Ok i just realized from the info delluser1 explained. I didnt know that 20pin connector came apart. Ok I think that resolves my issue. Thank you both for your rapid responses.
a c 105 ) Power supply
June 11, 2010 2:23:06 AM

That isn't the cable he was talking about. There should be a 4+4 pin connector on that PSU that comes apart; one half of that is used in the CPU power connector. In the picture at it is the left image, NOT the larger right one!

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a c 243 ) Power supply
June 11, 2010 2:36:59 AM
June 11, 2010 2:42:11 AM

Thanks delluser1 for that link that also helps alot I will save that for reference
June 11, 2010 2:44:39 AM

Thanks jtt283 for clarifying that I didnt know they came apart. as I stated this is my 1st PSU replacement thanks for your help its much appreciated!
a b ) Power supply
June 11, 2010 2:58:02 AM

select him as best answe rso it will show up as solved so others with a similar problem can look at the answer...
June 11, 2010 3:00:01 AM

Best answer selected by Macsatz777.