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Hp Compaq d536 power supply? Answered

my Hp Compaq d 536 spoilt its power supply of 185 watt rating.  i wonder if it is suitable to replace it with the same type power supply but of 400 watts. will it blow the mother board?

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lemonieBest Answer (author)2011-03-07

*spoilt*?

How, what were you doing? (don't replace until you know how it was spoiled)


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mauricewarebee (author)lemonie2011-03-07

after printing a document the computer just went out. it couldn't boot again. i suspected the psu and i bet it is spoilt. unfortunately i have no other way to check the motherboard

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lemonie (author)mauricewarebee2011-03-08


Mmm, I'd borrow a PSU, disconnect anything heavy (like a massive GPU) and see if it boots before spending money.

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NachoMahma (author)2011-03-07

. A 400W supply should work great. It will only put out as much power as is called for by the computer system. 400W is the maximum that the supply can handle.

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meaning if you exceed 400W it wont be suitable for it?

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.  As long as your system (mobo, graphics card, HDDs, &c) doesn't pull more than the PSU is rated for, you will be OK

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