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Old Power Supply ..New Mother Board





Possum
Hi

Can an old (working ) power supply fit a modern mother board. Or are the fittings different.?

thank you..
Arnie
If it's post-2000, then it's most likely ATX and will fit. The simple answer is: just try if the connectors fit.
william
Arnie wrote:
If it's post-2000, then it's most likely ATX and will fit. The simple answer is: just try if the connectors fit.


Unless it's propietary like some, I think, Dell PSUs were, where the pin shapes are the same but the actual pinout is different. I've seen some fried motherboards because of that in the past.

What's the model of the power supply you plan on using?
Possum
I think its a PSII ATX P/S type

I got it off a friends computer when my Compaq Presario power supply died. I had a look at it and couldn't see any description printed on it.

My plan is to keep the case, power supply hard drives and buy a new mother board, CPU and memory.
Arnie
Also make sure it has sufficient watts
ForceRun
Unless you can find out what type of PSU and the wattage I would just get a new one for $70 you can get a very nice PSU. And you do want to invest at least a little in a good one, because your whole system is hooked up to it. My friends went out a little while back a it fried everything. But that doesn't happen to often.
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