Solved

Need to upgrade power supply for a Dell Dimension XPS R400

Posted on 2004-04-22
11
416 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-25
I am looking for a larger power supply, preferably 350 or 400 watts to upgrade my current 200 watt power supply.

The computer is a Dell Dimension XPS R400.  I need to know where to purchase a compatible one.
0
Comment
Question by:dgrippa
11 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:justintx
ID: 10889215
older dells use proprietary PSUs..... you'll want to get in touch with dell, most likely.  see below article for info.

http://www.hardwareguys.com/dellwarn.html


justintx
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:buckeyes33
ID: 10895211
it does not just have to be older dells, newer ones are the same.  arggg.   So as justintx has suggested you will have to get one from dell so they can rip you off again.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:bulldog14
ID: 10895289
Or follow the suggestion at the link justintx supplied.  Replace both PSU and motherboard.
0
Gigs: Get Your Project Delivered by an Expert

Select from freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely and get projects done right.

 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
tmj883 earned 50 total points
ID: 10907072
http://209.47.233.50/acb/showdetl.cfm?&User_ID=308405&St=3667&St2=71507199&St3=-52571910&DS_ID=4&Product_ID=33&DID=8
This adapter will allow you to use a Standard ATX power supply with your Dell computer...make sure the dimensions of the new power supply will fit your case. This adapter has been used for many a Dell as their proprietary power supplies are low powered and noisey. Any inexpensive 300-400 watt power supply will be far superior to the factory unit.
T
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:buckeyes33
ID: 10908287
nice find t.
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:tmj883
ID: 10908698
Hard to find but they work very well, and generally much less expensive than the oem replacement even with the added cost of the adapter. I try to keep the link handy...:) T
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:buckeyes33
ID: 10908963
>>generally much less expensive than the oem replacement even with the added cost of the adapter
you bet, that is where Dell makes all their money.  It sure ain't from the computers , it is all the upgrades people do.
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:buckeyes33
ID: 12289897
points to tmj
0

Featured Post

Live: Real-Time Solutions, Start Here

Receive instant 1:1 support from technology experts, using our real-time conversation and whiteboard interface. Your first 5 minutes are always free.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Article by: SHIELD1
The 5 R's 1. Repair 2. Restore 3. Reinstall 4. Remote admin 5. Run away OK so I'm not the most skilled engineer around but I definitely have an abundance of experience: electronic repairs since I was 13 and PC and computer hardware repair…
Like many organizations, your foray into cloud computing may have started with an ancillary or security service, like email spam and virus protection. For some, the first or second step into the cloud was moving email off-premise. For others, a clou…
This video shows how to quickly and easily add an email signature for all users on Exchange 2016. The resulting signature is applied on a server level by Exchange Online. The email signature template has been downloaded from: www.mail-signatures…
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

776 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question