HP Proliant ML 150 G6 Power Supply question/needed

Hi,
I have a G6 ML 150. I think my power supply is bad based on some diagnostic information.
The current power supply is 460 watt.  My question is this. Can I just replace it with any power supply with similar wattage or do I need to specifically get the same replacement power supply?

Thanks,
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You can replace with any power supply of equal or greater wattage and the same voltage and ground pinouts on the plug that connects to the motherboard.

It is easier, mechanically, to use the same power supply but if you are adept mechanically and electrically (and have the DVM to measure things) you can use a different unit.
dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.Commented:
>>  Can I just replace it with any power supply with similar wattage or do I need to specifically get the same replacement power supply?

It's slightly more complex that what John states above.

You'll need one that supplies the same wattage or more.  Has the same connectors as the old one.  Has the same pinouts on the connectors as the old one.  (This is what John stated above).  This last is very important.  Dell once had a power supply unit for server boards that looked the same as normal power supply units but had different pinouts.  If you connected a normal power supply to the board you had instant fireworks and smoke.  

Has the same form factor as the old one, ie, it fits into the same bracket/hole as the old one.  I'm not sure what form factor your power supply is.  It may be ATX or it may be not.  

Supplies the same amount of current (more current is OK) and voltages as the old power supply.  Some manufacturers will supply more watts on say the 5 volt line that the 3.3 volt line.  You are looking for the same loading (or greater) on each of the power lines into the computer.

Ideally you'd buy one from the manufacturer but usually they'd like an arm and a leg.  There are a number of alternative dealers around who'll sell a third party one or a second hand one.  If they say they'll fit your machine then 99% of the time they'll be correct.

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michaelshavelAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I agree with the above. What I meant by "mechanically adept" is that you can modify the case the allow the PS to fit
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