Power Supply Recommendation Needed

I have an older model hp desktop, I installed an ssd and it kept shutting down, so I took my old hard drive out and it still won't stay powered up. So I ended up putting my old hard drive back in. the power supply I have is a hi-pro for HP-D 3057F3R. When I had both drives hooked up it kept shutting down I thing because not enough power, it is a hp p/n 5188-2625 , it's like a 300watt power supply, after i put old power supply back in, it works fine now. I would like to keep both drives for storage and operating system. the computer is an a1467c pavilion from hp. I am looking for a good power supply that would work for like 50 dollars or less . Does it matter how big of one I use and what specifics do I need to look for. If anyone can help it will be greatly appreciated as I am pretty new at replacing parts of a computer................ thanks for any help
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  1. tobebold said:
    I have an older model hp desktop, I installed an ssd and it kept shutting down, so I took my old hard drive out and it still won't stay powered up. So I ended up putting my old hard drive back in. the power supply I have is a hi-pro for HP-D 3057F3R. When I had both drives hooked up it kept shutting down I thing because not enough power, it is a hp p/n 5188-2625 , it's like a 300watt power supply, after i put old power supply back in, it works fine now. I would like to keep both drives for storage and operating system. the computer is an a1467c pavilion from hp. I am looking for a good power supply that would work for like 50 dollars or less . Does it matter how big of one I use and what specifics do I need to look for. If anyone can help it will be greatly appreciated as I am pretty new at replacing parts of a computer................ thanks for any help


    Hi - Good news is, it has std ATX psu dimensions. A quality 300w psu is
    most likely enough to run that system comfortably.

    The problem is older psu's don't have a lot of their output on the
    +12v rail(s), which is where your CPU, Graphics, hdd's draw their power from.
    Your psu is listed as having 19a on the +12v, which altho fairly low
    should power that system.

    Please refer to your motherboard manual & insure you connecting the SSD
    properly. You might have to have hp customer service confirm that
    the mobo can support ssd.

    It is a good idea to upgrade your psu anyway, but plz make sure you try above.
    Assuming you are not going to upgrade your graphics, a quality 350-400w psu
    will be fine. I'll recommend a couple:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371003 nets to $34

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026 nets to $35 - 430w
  2. ok ., thanks will have to pull out my motherboard manual and see if i can figure it out. Is there specs I need to look for if I got to a more powerful power supply? thx again, rick
  3. tobebold said:
    ok ., thanks will have to pull out my motherboard manual and see if i can figure it out. Is there specs I need to look for if I got to a more powerful power supply? thx again, rick


    If you want to go with more power than you need(within reason), there is
    no harm other than to your wallet. I did something similar, needed
    a good 450w unit & got a good 650w unit.

    You just need to stay with std ATX psu's which is easy,
    as almost all these days are ATX, and the exceptions
    (like tfx) will be noted in the description.

    You already know the dimensions, so just check the specs on
    psu's you might be interested in.
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