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Power Supply for Dell inspiron 530s motherboard but not in a slimline case

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March 21, 2012 6:13:44 PM

I have a dell inspiron 530s motherboard and I want to install it into a full size ATX computer case,so I would like to know is there a power supply that is not housed in a slim line version power supply case but in a full size case version that will work with the above said motherboard?
a b ) Power supply
a c 91 V Motherboard
March 21, 2012 7:52:28 PM

yes any normal sized atx psu will work with that board as long as you swap it into a case that takes atx power supplies.
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a c 487 V Motherboard
March 22, 2012 2:11:38 AM

Be careful with Dell boards and non-Dell PSUs. I don't know if they still did it with the 530, but they used to use proprietary wiring on the 24 pin motherboard connector. If you happen to have one of those boards, a std PSU will not work. It may, in fact, damage the board. I think Dell stopped this practice some time back (2000?). But be careful.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-specif...
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March 22, 2012 7:19:21 PM

clutchc said:
Be careful with Dell boards and non-Dell PSUs. I don't know if they still did it with the 530, but they used to use proprietary wiring on the 24 pin motherboard connector. If you happen to have one of those boards, a std PSU will not work. It may, in fact, damage the board. I think Dell stopped this practice some time back (2000?). But be careful.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-specif...

Thank you clutchc ! I have heard & read the same, guess i'll have to "TRY" to contact Dell not that they will be nice enough to reply back to me other than to tell me to buy a new one of there computers ! ? Thank You again !
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a c 157 ) Power supply
a c 487 V Motherboard
March 22, 2012 8:12:16 PM

If your Dell 530 is newer than the Pentium II and III era machines, I don't think you have anything to worry about. Dell finally went with std ATX designs sometime after that. If you have the original PSU that was used with that board, look at its 24 pin connector and match it against the color code shown here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATX (scroll down a bit to the pinout sketch)

If it matches, then you have a std ATX connector on the board. If you scroll down near the bottom of the above webpage, you can see the difference with the proprietary Dell pinouts.
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March 23, 2012 1:33:45 AM

clutchc said:
If your Dell 530 is newer than the Pentium II and III era machines, I don't think you have anything to worry about. Dell finally went with std ATX designs sometime after that. If you have the original PSU that was used with that board, look at its 24 pin connector and match it against the color code shown here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATX (scroll down a bit to the pinout sketch)

If it matches, then you have a std ATX connector on the board. If you scroll down near the bottom of the above webpage, you can see the difference with the proprietary Dell pinouts.

clutchc you are the man !!! Thank you so much for all your help. Your help lifted a huge wieght off my shoulders! Thanks again ! Davoooh !
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