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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?




Best Answer 7 years ago


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


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

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


. 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.

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