Which power supply?

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wisedave

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Hello to all!,

A number of months ago I moved from the US to the UK. My desktop has a US power supply installed, and I need to swap it for a UK power supply.

I had it built for me as a gaming computer about 4 years ago. Some of the specs I remember are:

3.0 Ghz Intel processor
2 Megs of RAM
250 GB HD

It also has 2 fans with lights and lights along the front of the case. Any ideas or recommendations for this one for a UK power supply?:confused: I don't game anymore, but I want to use it as a second computer in a business I am starting.

Thanks for the help!

Cheers,

Dave
 
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Hello dave, why do you have to replace your power supply? Is it broken? I think you don't need to replace your power supply just because your moving to the UK. Well if its broken, is your processor a dual-core, core2duo, quad core or just plain P4? I think that's 2 gigs of RAM. Try this website, http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp, you can calculate how many watts on a power supply you will need. Hope this helps...
 

wisedave

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Hello,

What a tool I am! :eek::eek::confused:(n) 2 Megs of RAM? I can't even believe I said that. I have been having an issue with my ISP and must have been on auto pilot.

Anyways.......the plugs and power from the wall are different, so I do have to swap it out. When my wife moved to the US, we had to switch her's from a UK to US. I guess we tossed it.

Thanks for the link....I will check it out!


Cheers,

Dave
 
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Get a UK AC lead with a UK plug on it - £2 or less
use the little recessed switch on the back of the PSU to change the input voltage from 110v to 230v - free
 
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If that is your poblem then Jack Hackett is correct, buy an adaptor for your plug and just switch your voltage.
 
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