I need a new Power Supply.

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by mgs333, Jan 14, 2003.

  1. mgs333

    mgs333 Guest

    ..for an old pentium 2 computer used as a 2nd computer and for typing when someone is using this computer...

    the thing it's already had one power supply go out and the mobo was also fried cuz of a power outage once... and this was despite it being hooked into a surge protector...

    anywho, i was dabbling inside the case with the modem when all of a sudden it won't turn on. sometimes if i leave it off for a while, and plug it in, the fan on the power supply turns for like 0.5 second but dies, so i figure it's the power supply...

    anywho, are all power supplies pretty much the same? can i buy any one and just plug it into my ancient computer?
  2. Kabuko

    Kabuko Guest

    Power supplies aren't all completely the same, the difference in quality between different units is quite significant sometimes. You should, however, be able to get pretty much any PSU and have it work in your computer. If it's just a PII, and you don't have a lot of devices you could probably get away with just a 250W.

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