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Help on upgrading power supply

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by balance1, Mar 27, 2008.

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  1. balance1

    balance1 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I have a HP Pavilion Media Center TV m8034n Desktop PC desktop.

    link to specs - http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/prodinfoCategory?lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=3380250&lang=en

    I am looking to upgrade the video card from a 8600gt to 8800gts (or maybe gt). My current power supply is 300 w (Bestec model ATX-300-12z). From what I've read the gts needs a 450w supply or so.

    Could someone recommend a good power supply that would fit and work? I've heard its farily simple to replace, but not having replaced one, I want to make sure I'm not going to buy something that's incompatible power wise or size wise.

    Thanks a ton!
     
  2. JSanguancheu

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    It's a bit difficult to say with big name manufacturer PCs as they sometimes use custom made parts.

    The best way to check in my opinion is to get a new PSU locally and give it a try. That way you can always return it (without restocking/shipping fees) if it doesn't fit.
     
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