I would have posted this in my "PSU" thread thats there a while back, but it's too cluttered and I don't think I would get an answer ASAP. Anyway i'm wanting to upgrade my current 230 Watt Power Supply Unit, to this Task 520W Ultra Silent Blue LED PSU #2684 Power Supply Unit. I'm not sure If it would be compatable with my system. Heres the specs for my system...
* Intel, Pentium 4, Northwood 2.66GHz CPU. ,FSB 133.3MHz ,Bus Speed 533.3 MHz * Mobo = Hewlett Packard, HP Sytem Board. * Memory = Infineon, PC2700 DDR-SD Ram (1024 MB) (2 x 512) * Radeon 9800 Pro (Requires a good 300W + PSU, thats why im upgrading) OK. Now heres the PSU i'm wanting to purchase. It's quite cheap for 520 Watts...
Task 520W Ultra Silent Blue LED PSU #2684 Task 520W Ultra Silent PSU, with 120mm crystal Blue LED ball bearing fan (900RPM silent operation), SATA power connector, piano black casing, compatiable with 24 pin MB (Xeon. 3 year Warranty
3.3V = A, 5V = 34A, 12V = 28A, 3.3V and 5V combined = 262W. Ok. So will this PSU be compatable with my system or do I have to keep looking? Please, only help if you know what your on about :D Cheers guys, ~Nik.
Hey, Nik, what's up? I'm not too sure about this PSU. It says that it works with 24 pin applications, but it doesn't say if it also works with standard 20 pin mobos. Your mobo is a standard 20-pin. I also couldn't help but notice that that site is rather expensive. Do you ever get on eBay? If you do, I can point you to some really great deals on PSU's and other stuff. I just picked up a P4 3.4 Prescott for $250. I also got my Thermaltake PSU less than a year ago for $70. It's a 550W max/480W cont. output. I think I already told you about it it, but it might have been someone else. Just something to consider. Later, dude!
Cheers man. Yeah it's a NZ shop, so I think you might have been looking at the wrong one dude :lol: When the currency says $125, thats probably about $52 American. Hmmm, i'll email the dudes about it now and see what they say.
23rd January 2000
Most 24 pin PSUs come with a 20pin converter aswell as the required 4pin secondary atx plug.
Nik1818Cheers man. Yeah it's a NZ shop, so I think you might have been looking at the wrong one dude :lol: When the currency says $125, thats probably about $52 American. Hmmm, i'll email the dudes about it now and see what they say.
Aha! That would make the difference.:lol:
Awesome, well thats sorted but I have one more query which im not sure about. Kind of worries me...
Task 520W Ultra Silent Blue LED PSU
Task 520W Ultra Silent PSU, with 120mm crystal Blue LED ball bearing fan (900RPM silent operation), SATA power connector, piano black casing, compatiable with 24 pin MB (Xeon.
3.3V = A, 5V = 34A, 12V = 28A, 3.3V and 5V combined = 262W.
The part I underlined here, the PSU is supposed ot me a 520 Watt, why does it say combined 262W? Is it a 520 or a 262 Watt PSU?
Nik1818The part I underlined here, the PSU is supposed ot me a 520 Watt, why does it say combined 262W? Is it a 520 or a 262 Watt PSU?
Yeah....:wtf: I see that as well. I looked at some of the other PSUs and Tsk is the only one that rates theirs like that. It's a question you'll probably have to ask Task personally. Some manufacturers adopt their own personal rating systems that just end up confusing the general public, go figure.:smokin:
Hmmm, i'll ask the people i'm buying from before I do then. Cheers for the help operative! If anyone else can add to this, that would be great.
Let me ask you this, Nik. In NZ, do you have electricity that is 120Volts or 240Volts? This one you may not know, but what is the frequency, is it 50Hz or 60Hz or something else? It just seems strange that 262 is just about half of 520. It may have something to do with the PSU being sold in NZ. I would definately ask though.
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7th November 2003
Well about compatibility, put it this way. It is compatible with everything, and if it doesnt fit, it comes with convertor connectors which you can even buy for 4$ or less. Im sure that wont be the need since their built on standard. The only real problem you have here is the box. Does it fit? Also its a good idea if its not sqeezed in with all the wires, etc. Also, buy from a good company because things can go wrong all the time. Its very easy to put the ps on short because the conectors dont fit 100% in, and you sqeez them to make them fit. It touches a different wire inside and boom, there goes your power. It will still work since they have protection, but most people have no idea wtf is wrong with it. So its good to buy from a good company. Also dont plug all kinds of junk fans into it. They might have bad connectors and screw it up.
Im not making this up since it happened to me. The whole psu was put on short because of what I explained above. It took me like 7 hours to find out wtf's going on, and then fix the problem, which I did. I was lucky I had a tool to measure which line was on short.