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psu dell dimension 4300

  • 29-03-2004 6:38pm
    Closed Accounts Posts: 43

    hey all have a dell dimension 4300 with a dead psu, do they use regular psu's or are they some sort of special dell made psu?

    what's the db rating of those psu's as i want something quiet and am looking at two options:
    Quiet PC Ultra-Quiet Power Supplies from peats 69
    Sharkoon 300W 20db Power Supply from peats 50 euro

    any ideas, suggestions comments etc?




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,333 ✭✭✭Dr Bolouswki

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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,484 ✭✭✭✭Stephen

    Dells use custom PSU's with weird-shaped connectors for the motherboard. I understand it is possible to mod a regular PSU to work with a dell board, and some place apparently sells an adaptor to do it the easy way. No idea where though!

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,754 ✭✭✭Col_Loki

    AFAIK the dell's use the same connectors except they are wired differently which means no standard PSU will work. Ive seen one model that used a standard PSU (my friend is using it in his self built pc - against my advise) . Its a hard one to call, would'nt like to be dealing with that one myself. Call dell and see what they say, make sure that a standard ATX PSU will do.

    If it will then you want to be looking at the be-quiets, zalman's, antecs (specially the 380w single fan), and mabye fortrons (if you do a simple mod).... some of the quietest PSU's you will find.