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Simple PSU Question

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kobel, Aug 13, 2004.

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  1. kobel

    kobel Thread Starter

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    Can a power supply unit from a p4/athlonXP system be used on a P3 system?

    How about vice-versa, can I use a PSU from a P3 on a P4/athlon xp system?

    Somebody gave me a bare case with a power supply in it that was used for a AMD athlon xp 2500. I have a P3 motherboard and cpu that I'd like to install into this case but I'm not sure if I can use the power supply..should I get a new PSU?

    Thanks...
     
  2. cavtek

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    kobel, you should try and get a schematic from the psu manufacteror of each unit that tells you the voltages of the individual color coded wires and compare them. my understanding is all computer brands are not neccessarily wired the same.
     
  3. cavtek

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    the psu s may have the schematic in one form or another printed on them.
     
  4. saikee

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    I have never been able to afford a Pentium board and couldn't tell. However if the plugs fits then I am quite confident that it will work. I always ending up have with a few spare plugs on every PSU on the Athlon mobo and am quite sure they are for Pentium mobo. Never heard of a devoted PSU for Pentium or Althlon even if it exists.

    Also I have bought a few casings with in-box PSU before and nobody even mentioned they are for one type of mobo only.
     
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